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This Is the Williamsburg of Your City: A Map of Hip America

What is your city's Williamsburg? What's its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or "Next Williamsburg"?) If you don't know off the top of your head, don't worry. We… »1/29/14 3:28pm1/29/14 3:28pm

Hipster Bar to Throw Old-Timey Asian Racism-Themed Party

This weekend, a hipstery bar in hipstery Brooklyn will throw a hipstery party called Madam Wu's Good Luck Banquet of the Senses. Based on the invitation, it will be like going to a party thrown by actual racists in 1950, but apparently someone thought it was okay because it's happening ironically in the year 2013.… »11/19/13 5:00pm11/19/13 5:00pm

This Better Not Be the Beginning of the End for Beards

A piece in the Guardian asks "Have We Reached Peak Beard?" God, I hope not. I really hope not. I feel like beards and I have only just begun. If beards die out now Nicholas Sparks will have to write a book about how they were taken from me too soon, and then a major studio can make it into a motion picture starring… »7/24/13 3:45pm7/24/13 3:45pm

Brooklyn Hipsters Degrade Native American Culture with Indoor Tepees

Indoor tepees are becoming really trendy among affluent New Yorkers bored with their spacious urban dwellings, yet too self-conscious to simply build a pillow fort. “Fort” is awfully militaristic, isn’t it? Far better to mitigate the imperialistic implications of fort-building by appropriating some cultural… »5/19/13 2:30pm5/19/13 2:30pm

90% of Americans Don't Think They're Hipsters (All Hipsters Say That)

No one wants to admit they're a hipster and why would they? As a term, the only thing we can agree on is that it's negative, but other than that the definition is wishy-washy and constantly changing to suit whatever qualities the word's user is trying to detract from. In fact, in a recent poll, only 10% of the… »5/14/13 2:20pm5/14/13 2:20pm

Hipster Thieves Caught Because They Just Had to Instagram Their Food

Nathaniel Troy Maye and Tiwanna Tenise Thomason stole thousands of identities. And they might have gotten away with it, had it not been for a Morton's steak with macaroni and cheese, a meal so perfect and delectable it just had to be photographed and turned into food porn. It just had to be uploaded to Maye's… »5/12/13 3:45pm5/12/13 3:45pm

So Hipsters Aren't the Economic Boon Some Urbanists Thought They'd Be

Remember how the creative class of writers, artists, urban cheesemongers, professional tricyclists, novelty button manufacturers, food truckers, and artisan mustache-growers was supposed to supplant crumbling blue collar industries in economically stagnant cities? Remember? Well, according to Richard Florida, the… »3/20/13 6:25pm3/20/13 6:25pm

Hilarious Casting Call for Hipsters Describes Every Type of Person

Are you a young person who exists? Then you're probably a hipster, and therefore should try to be on TV! Whether you're a "classy bitch who is totally stuck up" or "supper [sic, we guess?] intellectual and nerdy" or "a total stoner", this is the job for you! You'll be paid (probably in American Spirits!), and this… »2/06/13 10:15pm2/06/13 10:15pm