As a Way of Being in the World, to Be Cool Is to Be a Fascinating Asshole

As a Way of Being in the World, to Be Cool Is to Be a Fascinating Asshole

By Megan Volpert

Cool seems to be a phenomenon located mainly between the end of Hitler’s war and the beginning of Kurt Cobain’s band. 23 Jun 2017 // 10:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

9 Jan 2007 // 12:00 AM

Dirt

Apparently, this is how you do dirt in Hollywood. Surfaces seem bright and pretty until they're subjected to the grainy, garish tabloid long-lens shot.

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Grease: Youre the One that I Want

A theatre director told me once that you can judge the quality of a show by how long it takes before you look at your watch. I was watching the clock 12 minutes into the 90-minute premiere.

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Dirty Faces: Get Right With God

The second installment in a scruff, poetic panorama of turn-of-the-century America, Get Right with God turns from Superamerican‘s hard-rock dissection of patriotism towards an

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Thumbtack Smoothie: Fall Back

Fall Back is a unique take on electronic beatmaking, and therefore heartily recommended to the adventurous.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Victory: Fuel to the Fire

Middling '80s metal band covers own songs, yielding middling results.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Mary Mary + Take 6

Christmas can be a time for quiet reflection or loud partying. Of course, there's nothing wrong with doing both at once...

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Carly Simon: Into White

Into White serves the legacy of Carly Simon very well... it is a gift for the soul that holds up well beyond waking up from that afternoon nap.

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O.M.F.O.: We Are the Shepherds

O.M.F.O.’s merging of Eastern folk and Kraftwerkian dub on the Essay label is therefore only as surprising as, say, finding Osama bin Laden in his cave listening to Joe Meek.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tringo

How is it that Tringo has become so popular? Why, its association with gambling, of course.

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Lyrics Born: Overnight Encore

I would rather that Lyrics Born just knuckled down and gave us another studio album, for chrissake.

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The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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