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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The Science of Sleep (La Science des rêves) (2006)

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Early snickers greeting The Guardian's trailers took an easy target. Kevin Costner in water: dude, it couldn't be good.

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