James Dean

  • The First Wild One

    The origin of the motorcycle jacket.

  • Science Explains What's Cool

    Two psychology PhD students get into an argument about whether Steve Buscemi's character on _Boardwalk Empire_ is cool or not. One of them thinks he's the coolest, while the other thinks he's too "weasly" and ugly looking. They do some empiricism and...

  • The Human Ashtray

    In 1955, when my uncle Larry was in the EIGHTH grade, he saw Rebel Without a Cause. From there on out, he was totally obsessed.