What Is Cool?
Taking From Hip-Hop and Giving to White Kids: Girl Talk's Music
The DJ, whose mixes of rap and pop music crossed some racial and ethical lines, is now making his own hip-hop.
How a 47-Year-Old's Album About His Own Mortality Became Cool
By turning a memoir into self-aware record, Mark Kozelek, a.k.a. Sun Kil Moon, has managed to captivate the early-2014 music world.
What Is Cool? Shia LaBeouf and the Almost Movie Star
Whatever Shia LaBeouf is, it's not cool. At least not yet.
What Is Cool? Lorde and the Trouble With Talented Teenagers
A 16-year-old from New Zealand might've just released the best pop album of the year. For some people, and for some reason, that's a problem.
What Is Cool? Gosling, Jake Johnson, and the Not-Dead Movie Star
Long live Ryan Gosling and Jake Johnson.
What Is Cool?: Kanye, Jay-Z, J. Cole, Killer Mike, and El-P
With the American rock star falling by the wayside, rappers have become the ultimate arbiters of cool. Some, though, do it better than others.