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Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: I’m Not A Hipster, I Swear!

Are you wrongly accused of being a hipster just because you wear vintage dresses and men’s cardigans and have perfectly coiffed bangs? If so, whip out your thick-rimmed glasses and read the words on this adorable little print: “I’m not a hipster I just dress like one.” Might I suggest posting it by your front door to reassure your guests? [$10, NanLawson] Keep reading »

Was Your Dad An Original Hipster?

A few weeks ago, my brother and I were looking at old family pictures and we came across a photo of my dad in the ’70s. He was wearing giant Terry Richardson-style glasses, short shorts, some kind of subversive message T-shirt, and rocking a full beard. We looked at each other, and I whispered, “Oh my god. Was our dad the first hipster?” My brother quickly filed the picture away, saying, “We can’t let the government know about this.”

According to an awesome new Tumblr, Dads: The Original Hipsters, my dad’s not the only one. From bearded beer-brewers to deep V-neck wearers, the baby boomer generation was chock full of hipsters who had no idea they were hipsters. Was your dad one of them? Submit a photo and let the world know. Keep reading »

Yelp Helps Hungry Hipsters Find Places To Dine

I’m glad that Yelp has finally recognized the hipsters as a category of people that need to eat. Now you can find out if a restaurant or bar is known for its “hipster” ambience. But you’d better act quickly, as once an establishment earns a “hipster” rating, all the actual hipsters stop going there. Maybe Yelp should make a “used to be hipster” option. I went to Yelp and looked up all of my favorite restaurants. I was delighted to discover that I’ve been dining “hipster” and didn’t even know it. How ironic of me. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Alia Shawkat Is A Self-Loathing Hipster

“[Ellen Page and I] created a pretty stupid hipster versions of ourselves [on her HBO show "Stitch 'n Bitch" with Ellen]. … We both want to become artists of any type or form. She’s the more earthy bitter one, like, We’ve got to save the world — that kind of hipster. I’m more of the, like, ‘I express myself through fashion and art, but I can’t really do anything type,’ and I just spend all my money. … I’m not going to pretend I’m not a hipster. What’s so funny about it is it has a bad connotation. Hipsters think it’s stupid to be called a hipster, but that’s what you are, and that’s what your friends are. That’s not bad, but that’s the whole point: We all want to be so different from everybody else. But I remember one of the lines when we were in Amsterdam, there was this homeless boy on the street, and he was pretty young, and Ellen was like, ‘Oh my god is that boy okay?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, he’s fine, he’s dressed okay.’ My character’s name is Kyla, and we ended up using that as something she says. Like there’s a homeless guy, but she’s like, “Well, he’s dressed okay,” so we kind of just pull from ourselves, but put it in extreme situations.”

— “Arrested Development”‘s Alia Shawkat can make fun of herself, which makes her 100 times more relatable than, like, any other star in Hollywood right now. How badly do you want Alia and Ellen to be your best friends? [Oh No They Didn't] Keep reading »

Smooth Move: Camel Targets Hipsters With “Williamsburg” Cigarettes

Smooth move, Camel. You may think you’re being smart by touting Williamsburg, the Brooklyn hipster enclave, on your new cigarette packaging. You think you’re appealing to youngsters who feed on Brooklyn pride and the idea of “authenticity.” But newsflash: hipsters hate being called hipsters and probably aren’t going to associate themselves with products that imply it. In fact, if you want to rope in the 20-something skinny jeans crowd, you should probably make yourself as completely uncool as possible. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

RIP: Hipsters?

If you live in Brooklyn, ride a bike, wear skinny jeans, or listen to bands with the words “wolf” or “deer” in their names, you’ve probably been called a hipster at one point or another. And each time this has happened, you’ve probably denied it or been offended. Looks like you may now rest in peace with your collection of Duran Duran band tees because according to pop culture analysts, the era of the hipster is over. Or at least nearing its end. That’s what’s implied with the new text from the n+1 foundation called What Was The Hipster: A Sociological Investigation (was being the operative word). In a New York magazine article adapted from the essay, the author points out that yes, hipsters are still alive and well but that “we have reached the end of an epoch in the life of the type. Its evolution lasted from 1999 to 2009, though it has shifted appearance dramatically over the decade. It survived this year; it may persist. Indications are everywhere, however, that we have come to a moment of stocktaking.” … Keep reading »

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