Tag Archives: Birth of the Cool

Cool Does Win

Being cool was always cool. Hemingway was cool until he became a parody of himself. He defined courage as grace under pressure, and that’s the essence of cool, and more than anything Americans want to be cool. Say little and … Continue reading

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Just Not Cool

Hemingway was cool until he became a parody of himself. He defined courage as grace under pressure, and that’s the essence of cool, and more than anything Americans want to be cool. Say little and be awesome – no bragging, … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Cool

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-hair stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was … Continue reading

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On Cultivating a Universal Sense of Insecurity and Envy and Resentment

They say living in Los Angeles makes you mellow and cool, in the sense that you shrug and perhaps smile, very slightly, when everyone else, elsewhere, is outraged or scared silly at what’s going on these days. After all, LA … Continue reading

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