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Category: Arts & Entertainment

Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

February is Black History Month and February 4th is Rosa Parks’ birthday [born 1913]. Rosa Parks – A Brief History From Wikipedia: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, […]

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An Ode to A Heart of Gold ~ Rock Icon & Crusader: Neil Young

An Ode to A Heart of Gold ~ Rock Icon & Crusader: Neil Young

Neil Young making “Le Noise”, Los Angeles, 2010. [Photo: Adam CK Vollick]   Today [November 12, 2011] is rock icon Neil Young‘s 66th birthday.  And if you’re reading this, chances are, […]

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Video Of The Day: The Chanukah Song by Neil Diamond

Video Of The Day: The Chanukah Song by Neil Diamond

    Hey, tonight’s the first night of Chanukah, so our Video Of The Day is the super-awesome The Chanukah Song by the equally awesome Mr. Neil Diamond. Everyone loves […]

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Being The Change – Social Activist Rockstar Craig Kielburger

Being The Change – Social Activist Rockstar Craig Kielburger

We all know the quote from Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change you want to see in the world”.  It’s a beautiful sentiment and aspiration, and in 1995, one 12 year old […]

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Pharrell Williams & Daniel Lanois in the sonic laboratory

Pharrell Williams & Daniel Lanois in the sonic laboratory

When multi-Grammy winning music producer Pharrell Williams wanted to interview a multi-Grammy winning music producer about the process of sonics, who did he go to? Who else but our own […]

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Happy Birthday to “The Maker” Daniel Lanois

Happy Birthday to “The Maker” Daniel Lanois

He’s one of our founding Patrons of Cool and we want to take the opportunity to wish our friend Daniel Lanois the very happiest of birthdays.  And 10 thousand more. […]

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Things That Are Awesome: The World’s Heaviest Metal Band [All Robots] Cover Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’

Things That Are Awesome: The World’s Heaviest Metal Band [All Robots] Cover Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’

  When two of my favourite things are combined – music & robots – it may be my best day ever. Self-described “world’s heaviest metal band” Compressorhead, is a trio […]

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Kindness Is Cool: Be Kind & WIN Margaret Atwood, Nikki Sixx & Daniel Lanois SWAG!

Kindness Is Cool: Be Kind & WIN Margaret Atwood, Nikki Sixx & Daniel Lanois SWAG!

Hey, it’s our digital magazine’s First Birthday and we wanted to find a meaningful way to celebrate: and what better way than to celebrate YOU.  YOU, the misfits, the crazy ones, […]

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I Carry Your Heart With Me: An Ode To Art & e.e. cummings

I Carry Your Heart With Me: An Ode To Art & e.e. cummings

At Different Is Cool we are passionate about art – art is a tangible representation of the human soul – it tells the story of our collective human history, of […]

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Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

Brigham Young University believes that its star Mathletes should receive the same kind of adulation and school spirit as its star athletes.  And so they created this totally awesome BYU […]

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