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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Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler)

Dr. Mabuse sits at the center of a vast web of criminal enterprise, manipulating international fortunes, overseeing a counterfeiting operation and an unknown number of murderers and thieves.

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Various Artists: Jazzin’ the Black Forest [DVD]

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26 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Christina Carter: Electrice

A sonically interesting musical journey.

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Various Artists: Outlaw Country: Austin City Limits - Live from Austin, TX

There's something downright pleasant and wholesome about the whole thing. The amiable atmosphere may make the CD enjoyable to listen to, but this also has a downside.

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26 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ska-soul done well and done right is always a good time.

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz: Faux Départ

You have to have a very high level of musicianship to sound good when you are busy trying to sound like an amateur.

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The Lesser Birds of Paradise: Space Between

A slow-moving, emotionally powerful album for particular tastes.

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Nina Simone: Remixed and Reimagined

A whole album of remixes is an unwieldy proposition, but Remixed and Reimagined is an effective exercise in establishing a new context for the work of Nina Simone.

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26 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Graham Lindsey: Hell Under the Skullbones

A short, but sweet exploration of the dark side of the human condition -- complete with drinking songs!

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Cari Lee and the Saddle-ites: Brought To You Via Saddle-ite

Western swing revivalists know how to have fun, but fail to outshine their heroes.

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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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