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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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When Less Is Less

Much of Manhattan looks the way it looks today because of one man – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He was the architect who gave us the looming minimalist buildings clad in seamless glass window-walls, usually black. It seemed to … Continue reading

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