How Billie Holiday and Simone de Beauvoir Invented Cool

Billie Holiday was streetwise tough as a Baltimore teenager and was already known for her love of singing even before coming to New York in 1929. In her career, she exercised a great deal of control over her songs, her accompanists, and her recordings, even long after her heroin addiction. She always said she crafted … Continue reading How Billie Holiday and Simone de Beauvoir Invented Cool