Articles tagged hipsters

1 Oct 2014 // 1:17 PM

Pinterest Hit, ‘Quinoa’, Now a Book Lampooning Hipster Culture

She’s more in-the-know than you, more fashion-forward than you and she’s no taller than half a Heidi Klum (with heels, of course). Her

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Sex and Inelegance in the City

If Sex in the City had been based on reality, it would have been more like the The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race.

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It’s Not Hip to Be Hip Anymore

The Cool School reminds us why sometimes it’s better not to be cool because if being cool means being as unbearable as some of these hopheads, what’s the point?

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The Mute Generation: How Gen-X Lost Its Voice

The whole “voice of a generation” concept is pretty ridiculous to begin with, but in the case of my cohort, the so-called Generation X, it’s downright laughable.

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19 Sep 2011 // 10:00 PM

Five Ways to Kill a Hipster? A Critique of Anti-Hipsterism

When men and/or white people, with gender and racial power over their counterparts, ridicule these cultural acts with disregard for what they mean to the originators, then an anti-hipster response has the capacity to be racist and sexist.

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Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes

"What does it mean to be indie?" Is it an ongoing artistic aesthetic, a lifestyle choice or a fashion statement? Indie publisher, poet and journalist, Kaya Oakes, explores these questions.

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27 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Hipster Straw Men

While hipsters make an easy scapegoat for the trivialization of our culture, they are merely a symptom of a fractured, niched, and disjointed culture.

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Hipster Hating with My First Earthquake

A San Francisco band calling itself My First Earthquake is akin to a Philadelphia band picking a name like I *Heart* Cheesesteaks—so obvious that

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The Book of Cool by Marianne Taylor

In general, Taylor's writing is unflaggingly good-natured, but that doesn't seem to suit the subject matter, which trades in stereotypes and casual cruelty.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

// Short Ends and Leader

"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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