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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7 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Chamellows: Rat Hearts

It's the sound of decay, and of deliberate destruction; it's the musical equivalent of those artworks for which the artist draws a picture and then scribbles over it, or piles up an assemblage of rubbish and branches.

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Catch a Wave by Peter Ames Carlin

At this point in music mythology, any author foolish enough to take on the saga of Brian Wilson and those damned dysfunctional Beach Boys is asking for a world of literary hurt.

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The Defectors: Give In And Creep Out With The Defectors

If you own the Defectors’ 2004 release, Turn Me On!, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were experienceing deja vu while reading about Give In

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Patti LaBelle: The Definitive Collection

LaBelle's work is fabulous. This collection is not.

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7 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Bully

"You're dumb!" "What the heck are you wearing?" "I hate you!" "Stinky breath!" "That's it, you're dead!"

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7 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

LovecraCked! The Movie (2006)

Beyond the Wall of Shlock

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The Brother Kite: Waiting for the Time to be Right

The Brother Kite released their sophomore album more than a month ago, and while the album is easily one of the best you’ll hear this year, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of it until now.

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The Be Good Tanyas: Hello Love

Hello Love is cozy and enveloping, like a big, hand-woven blanket on the first brisk winter day.

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7 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Ronnie Day: The Album

Ronnie Day’s second album is along the lines of fellow younger musicians like Teddy Geiger. But it doesn’t distract from the fact he

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George Strait: It Just Comes Natural

There are great joys to be had in George Strait's phrasing, diction and emotional interpretation. And then there's the music.

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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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