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

Read more
//Recent Reviews
Codename: The Cleaner (2007)

Ostensibly, Codename tells the story of a man who finds himself.

READ more
Boduf Songs: Lion Devours the Sun

In the follow-up to last year's highly regarded EP, home recorder Mat Sweet crafts minimalist acoustic reveries of whispered menace and unsettling grace.

READ more

4 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Alternadad by Neal Pollack

What happens when hipsters have kids? More importantly, what happens when formerly funny hipsters have kids?

READ more
Julie Loyd: All That You Ask For

Although there is an aspect of dorm room naiveté to her lyrics, there are moments of honesty that are both genuine and revealing.

READ more
The L Word: The Complete Third Season

Season Three's biggest storylines were also the most controversial among fans: Dana's death from breast cancer; and the introduction of a transgender character.

READ more

4 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Fantasia: Fantasia

Fantasia has a voice capable of moving boulders, and even when she's singing sweet, you can feel the "church" pouring out of her.

READ more

4 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Monopoly by Philip E. Orbanes

Orbanes' passion for the game and devotion to its legendary status shines forth from every word and every page.

READ more

4 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Absolute Sandman

Without it, there would be no Vertigo today, and perhaps none of the titles that have risen to prominence out of that publishing line.

READ more
Doc & Merle Watson: Black Mountain Rag

Any reissue that recalls the telepathy of this father/son combination is monumentally worthwhile.

READ more

4 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Various Artists: Paz e Futebol

Upon seeing the cover of the new compilation CD by Jazzanova, Paz e Futebol, listeners might assume that the album is just a ploy to

READ more
More Recent Reviews

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

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

READ the article