I give talks on cool, race, music, New Orleans, and American identity.
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The French have chic but Americans invented cool. A journey through Miles Davis, Dylan, Patti Smith, Elvis, Prince, and Johnny Cash.
New Orleans Music and Culture
Is Cool Dead?
The future of cool belongs to millennials and women.
The Origins of Cool
The origins of a rebel sensibility for our consumer culture.
BBC’s The Forum — Cool: Shades, Style, and American Counterculture — 2018