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

1 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

The DTs: Nice n Ruff

All the right elements, but without the proper mix this party seems a bit forced.

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Rhapsody of Fire: Triumph or Agony

It's all so silly, but just admit it, you secretly kind of dig it.

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The Who: The Who: Who’s Next [DVD]

The DVD falls far short in providing sufficient insights and accurate historical perspective into the album's legacy and ongoing artistic and commercial appeal.

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J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton: The Road to Escondido

Cale and Clapton are together again. Many of the songs presented will have you hooked into the wee hours of the morning.

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Christ.: Blue Shift Emissions

Boards of Who?! Christ. pulls an incredibly beautiful and individual follow-up album out of the bag, one which should go a long way towards relieving him of his BOC albatross.

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Exile by Richard North Patterson

In order to assess Patterson's work, then, it might be time to give up the label of "legal thriller," and reach back to an earlier genre: the so-called "social problem novel."

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Norfolk & Western: The Unsung Colony

Two elaborately crafted folk-rock albums in one year? HA! I'll review this one in 2007!

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1 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Eminem: Eminem Presents the Re-Up

The Re-Up is a mix of vintage Eminem production and lyric spitting combined with his only real weakness: the tendency to regress and play down to his crew of less talented jokesters.

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Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall

Comic books are ultimately a fusion of literary and visual mediums; what makes them wonderful is the way they can combine the playfulness and elasticity of language with the stark simplicity of imagery to create something that's more than the sum of those parts.

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The Who: The Who: Whos next [DVD]

Classic Albums: Who’s Next will whet your appetite for more from this productive period of the Who’s career, and make you return to Who’s Next with the utmost attentiveness.

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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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