Neo-Nazis Are Embracing the Hipster Aesthetic

It seems as though the aesthetic admiration between hipsters and Nazis is finally a two-way street. While white male denizens of neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Silver Lake and Wicker Park have long been fans of copping Nazi style, neo-Nazis in Germany are increasingly adapting a hipster attitude and way of dressing… » 6/25/14 4:00pm 6/25/14 4:00pm

Why Hipsters Are All the Same

Are you sick of so many bearded, flannel-shirted, thick-rimmed-eyeglass wearers slowing down the lines in your coffee shop before they crowd up your sidewalk as they scoot their way to their artisan butchery class? Are you tired of that quirkily homogeneous mass of humanity? We'll tell you why it exists. » 2/23/14 4:56pm 2/23/14 4:56pm

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 3:28pm 1/29/14 3:28pm

Attention, Hipsters: Hunting Is the New Beekeeping, So Get on That.

The adoption of hunting as a hobby by those who bear zero resemblance to the cast of Duck Dynasty continues! When last we checked in, it was women taking up their rifles in the hopes of bringing home the venison. Now it's food-supply-conscious, authenticity-seeking urbanites—i.e., hipsters. » 1/24/14 12:10pm 1/24/14 12:10pm

'Muslim Hipsters' Music Video Ignites Debate

Mipsterz, which is a loose group of self-proclaimed "Muslim hipsters," has released a video entitled "Somewhere In America." It shows several Muslim young women, all in hijabs, doing a variety of activities: skateboarding, posing, laughing, biking, fencing, listening to music in the woods, etc., set to a soundtrack… » 12/03/13 6:20pm 12/03/13 6:20pm

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 5:00pm 11/19/13 5:00pm

Hipster Names Are Loping Towards Babies: Hello, Chopstick Macgillicuty

Are you pulling from the normal name tree this birthing season (WTF IS THAT, LAURA?) or are you all about naming your kid Evian Spritzer LeCharlejoix? If the latter is your cup of baby namin' tea, do we have a list for you! » 10/29/13 9:59pm 10/29/13 9:59pm

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 3:45pm 7/24/13 3:45pm

And here is some wonderful artwork of DC's female superheroes as Zooey Deschanel-worshipping, Modcloth-clicking, free range organic hipster girls. (I basically own Wonder Woman's shorts.) » 7/06/13 4:15pm 7/06/13 4:15pm

FINALLY! Airline Institutes Fedora-Clad 'Hipster' Flight Attendants

As anyone who is hip and with it will tell you, the only thing that youths today like more than the term "hipster" is a man in a pinstripe fedora. And what do they love most of all? Geometric ascots. Obviously. » 5/30/13 4:40pm 5/30/13 4:40pm

Boozy Painting Classes Shut Down in Brooklyn (Update)

The boozy painting hipster art club in Williamsburg achieved the sort of vintage coolness that so many hipsters try (and fail) to achieve: on Thursday night, the NYPD shut down the popular art-and-wine class, calling it an “illegal speakeasy.” » 5/26/13 11:30am 5/26/13 11:30am

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 2:30pm 5/19/13 2:30pm

Williamsburg's New Urban Outfitters Will Offer Upscale Food From Hell

The new Urban Outfitters opening up in Williamsburg will include a restaurant and bar, so that every tribal-clad undergrad can realize his or her dream of perusing "Navajo" panties while also eating overpriced (but surely seasonal) vegetables. Don't stain your "Fly Girl" crop top! » 5/17/13 1:30pm 5/17/13 1:30pm

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 2:20pm 5/14/13 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 3:45pm 5/12/13 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 6:25pm 3/20/13 6:25pm

Portland Is So Over, Thanks to The Real World

How can Portland keep clutching its unofficial hipster capital title now that television's wet-fart, The Real World, has defiled the city's pristine bike lanes? Oregon Trail has taught us that there are three obvious solutions — intrepid citizens with their hearts set on creating an edgy pontoon city in the Pacific… » 2/17/13 4:00pm 2/17/13 4:00pm

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 10:15pm 2/06/13 10:15pm

Is Martha Stewart the New Hipster Hero?

Is Martha Stewart, Our Lady of Cranberry Relish and Thinly Veiled Apoplexy, the latest mascot of 21st-century hipsterdom? I have no idea, but the internet certainly has feelings on the subject! According to some breathless trend-gathering in the New York Times, young "hipster" people with novelty pants and artisanal… » 11/27/12 12:50pm 11/27/12 12:50pm

Figure Skating Before It Was Cool

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform during the closing gala at the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Windsor, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson) » 10/28/12 5:00pm 10/28/12 5:00pm