The History of Cool (Dance Moves)

Has anyone else noticed the concept of “cool” seems to have cycled around again and is being examined and pondered and mused upon? Or maybe it’s one of those topics that’s always floating around and I just noticed.

Either way, this is a fun examination of the history of dance as a representation of “cool” in movies.

Cool Moves, by Aisha Harris and Chris Wade for Slate, October 18, 2013

Histories of pop culture subjects are so great — they are often the ones that people can most easily connect with because the subjects are “fun” and familiar, but they often provide very real insights and can be used to tackle some important topics.


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