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

21 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

Giant Squid: Metridium Fields

Both the sum of and a twist on their influences, Giant Squid brings the bombast.

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Caroline Vinciguerra: Bored and Gorgeous

Before picking up a guitar last year and heading into Blacklodge Studios, Caroline Vinciguerra was a down-on-her-luck actress whose on-screen highlight came in 1993 when she

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21 Dec 2006 // 9:01 PM

Wednesday 13: Fang Bang

Some welcome shock rock that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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The Music Machine: The Ultimate Turn On

This two-disc re-reissue of the Music Machine's groundbreaking debut proves the band was as innovative as any in the 1960s.

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21 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Nas: Hip Hop Is Dead

In a fall where many stumbled and even Jay-Z slipped up, Nas is back with a record for history.

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21 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Gun: Showdown

Gun: Showdown is a worthy title for the PSP, even as it exposes limitations in both the franchise and the system.

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Get Smart The Complete Collection

This collection of Get Smart is simply a feast, inspiring both nostalgia and respect for how ahead of its time this groundbreaking parody truly was.

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21 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Jackie Mittoo: Wishbone

By age 23, the reggae legend had grown out of Studio One and wanted to chart his own territory as a more mainstream solo artist. He did this by moving to... Canada -- and here's the postcard.

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Noein: To Your Other Self, Vol. 1 (2005)

Noein won't be the savior of its anime counterparts, but it won't tarnish their already ruined reputation, either.

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David Gray: Live in Slow Motion [DVD]

Now released in the US and Canada, Live in Slow Motion is proof that David Gray is one immensely talented artist.

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//Mixed media
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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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