Culture Stories

Moby Sounds Off On Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt

As one of the most iconic figures in activism, visual arts and most notably the electronic music space, Moby’s never been one to sit still or quietly. Whether he’s dropping science via Twitter, memoir or record, it’s no doubt that the artist born Richard Melville Hall has schooled this world on the ...
Esther Povitsky Comedy Store

Esther Povitsky Takes a Trip to the Comedy Store With Cools

Esther Povitsky is also known as “Little Esther", a 29-year-old comedian, actress, and producer from Illinois. She moved to LA to pursue stand-up comedy and acting, where she also studied comedy at iO Chicago, The Second City, and The Groundlings. She soon began appearing frequently as a stand-up co ...

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Is Trans Artist Kim Petras the Sound of Pop in 2018?

The singer/songwriter’s juicy bubblegum pop modernizes a classic 1980s sound.  Whether it’s rooted in ironic or genuine appreciation, the early 2000s are having a style moment right now in all of their Juicy tracksuited, capri pantsed glory. And perhaps the patron saint of this style era is Paris ...

Space Intro: Finding & Creating It

After hearing from Geremy and Adrian, I began to understand where exactly I was situated in the narrative of my own POC awakening. Burgeoning on understanding, a fledgling who has mistaken arms for wings, I realized empathy could be cultivated by listening and heeding the honest experience of others

Culture feat. Adrian Yu: A Story from the 626

COOLS: Can you introduce yourself and tell us what you do? Adrian Yu:  I’m a Chinese-American director & creative director – so I split my time on commercial, fashion, and music videos and creative directing for brands, including my own creative agency Offline Projects which focuses on new me ...

Culture Intro: An Awakening

“Nihao!” a deep voice yelled from across the street. “Nihao!” it said again louder this time. My eyes were fixed on the changing crosswalk sign on the corner of White and Lafayette Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown district, as the blinking, red, open-faced palm massaged the possibility that the guy a ...