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It's pretty obscure, you probably haven't--wait, what?

The mathematician who proved why hipsters all look alike

Jonathan Touboul is a mathematician and a neuroscientist. Recently, he has been thinking about hipsters. Specifically, why hipsters all seem to dress alike. In his line of work, there are neurons that also behave like hipsters. They fire when every neuron around them is quiet; or they fall silent when every neuron around them is chattering. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 16, 2014 - 43 comments

Whatever Happened To The Metrosexual?

"In reconsidering the metrosexual, we must first distinguish between the metrosexual’s imagined and actual properties. Like hipsterism, metrosexuality is an insult more readily slung than substantiated. According to canon, David Beckham is the ur-metro. Although Beckham initially goes unmentioned in the word’s first printing (in 1994), the word’s progenitor, Mark Simpson, introduced American readers to metrosexuality through the British football star in 2002, when he called Beckham a "screaming, shrieking, flaming, freaking metrosexual…famous for wearing sarongs and pink nail polish and panties…and posing naked and oiled up on the cover of Esquire." " - Johannah King-Slutzky for The Awl on the 'Metrosexual' situation a decade later
posted by The Whelk on Sep 2, 2014 - 55 comments

A beard, normcore glasses, and monitors makes a sysadmin, not a hipster

Post-Structuralism Explained with Hipster Beards; and Part 2 (DLBuzzFeed)
posted by acb on Aug 31, 2014 - 48 comments

Amsterdam Noord is seventh?

The twenty most hipster neigbourhoods in the world or, where to live if you're sick of Williamsburg.
posted by MartinWisse on Jul 6, 2014 - 72 comments

Point, counter point, point, even more point

Six ways to stop your child from being brainswashed by mainstream rap. Why the 6 ways...got it all wrong. Why hipsters need to stop writing about hip hop culture. Hipsters can't ruin hip hop.
posted by josher71 on Apr 25, 2014 - 85 comments

You've probably never heard of it

The Hipster Music Index [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 27, 2014 - 72 comments

"Machismo is basically a drag act"

Wild Beasts are a band from Kendal, England. They have built their sound on Hayden Thorpe's marmite-like countertenor and Tom Fleming's bass, and complex, somewhat sex-obsessed lyrics. Inside, please find a review of the band's history and discography. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 17, 2014 - 13 comments

Judith Butler explained with cats...

Judith Butler explained with cats. See also Foucault explained with hipsters. Via Binarythis
posted by Chairboy on Feb 26, 2014 - 23 comments

7 Reasons Getting A Kitten Is Awesome And Also Terrible

'I can't sleep comfortably anymore, because she requires the exact center of the bed, meaning I have anywhere between 1-3 limbs dangling off the edge of the bed. Sometimes while she sleeps, in order to make myself feel better, I whisper to her, "I saved your life, I can take it away."' [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Nov 15, 2013 - 62 comments

The Internet Hates Me

I Am An Object Of Internet Ridicule, Ask Me Anything.
posted by naju on Sep 19, 2013 - 360 comments

Classical Sculptures Dressed As Hipsters

Classical Sculptures Dressed As Hipsters
posted by escabeche on Jun 15, 2013 - 41 comments

When does six equal nine?

Magic Hat Brewery is facing a ban in several Lexington, Kentucky establishments after a recent lawsuit against local business West Sixth Brewery. Many are dubious about the claims being made regarding copyright infringement. The Consumerist offers a visual guide to some of the potential similarities between the designs. West Sixth claims that they are experiencing corporate bullying and have asked the community to sign a petition and stop drinking Magic Hat, while Magic Hat argues that West Sixth has been less than straightforward with the public. West Sixth responds with further claims of corporate chicanery.
posted by a fiendish thingy on May 23, 2013 - 165 comments

“It destroyed two vintage T-shirt stores and a banjo”

The Hipster – a lexicon from the NYT.
posted by timsteil on Apr 30, 2013 - 95 comments

Hotkey ',' to Corner the Global Energy Market.

Columbia students stuff Nutella in their pants to the tune of $1,000s a week. (SLNYT) Last month one of Columbia’s undergraduate dining halls began serving Nutella every day, not just in crepes on weekends. The problem was that the Columbia students went through jars and jars of Nutella — at least 100 pounds a day. Apparently they were not just eating it in the dining hall. They were spiriting it away in soup containers and other receptacles, to be eaten later.
posted by grobstein on Mar 7, 2013 - 100 comments

So when did you move to Austin?

Austin is booming with jobs, condos, festivals, traffic, hipsters, joggers, and high-concept dive bars.
Does that mean it’s no longer Austin?
posted by four panels on Feb 12, 2013 - 132 comments

The Old Corner Bookstore is Now a Chipotle

"'Personally, I think it’s slightly sad how easy it was to get,' Jessica says, referring to the building. She brightens. 'But everyone at Chipotle was really excited to get this spot because of the history, the chance to be a part of Boston’s history. This is the oldest retail location in Boston.'" (via)
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Jan 4, 2013 - 52 comments

The cool people are everywhere; somehow, they've even made the weather rainier

Simpsons series 24 episode 7 (The Day The Earth Stood Cool) aired last night, being the hipsterification of Springfield, complete with urban nomads, artisanal donuts, Homer's new attire, the Decemberists, Marge being confused by The Onion, and gentrification. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 10, 2012 - 109 comments

twee, nostalgia-driven, and...dumbass?

In China, hipsters are called “cultured youth” when they're not being called "dumbassess", that is. [more inside]
posted by telstar on Nov 3, 2012 - 71 comments

Look at This Fucking Hipster

Style Blaster is a motion-activated camera situated a block from the Bedford L in Williamsburg. It takes photos of people passing by and asks you to rate their style. Do your civic duty, and troll it.
posted by outlandishmarxist on Oct 24, 2012 - 92 comments

dress-up & paper dolls

Hipster girl? Hipster boy? Superhero? Mii? A modern Mucha? Regency hero or heroine? Tudors? Steampunk (one, two)? Here's more.
How about pop culture? True Blood. Mad Men (Joan S1, S2, S3). Marty McFly (by Derek Eads). Jonathan Coulton. Lady GaGa. Kyle Hilton (previously: Arrested Development) also has Parks and Recreation, Breaking Bad, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and various films. (previously: a blog - manly - PONIES)
posted by flex on Feb 8, 2012 - 20 comments

Carrie in Portlandia

Stumptown Girl: An indie-rock star satirizes hipster culture, on “Portlandia.” A profile of Carrie Brownstein from The New Yorker.
posted by OmieWise on Dec 29, 2011 - 84 comments

a hipster by any other name

Ceci n’est pas un hipster and Instant Hipster: Just add PBR (via Sociological Images) [more inside]
posted by flex on Dec 19, 2011 - 126 comments

WARNING: contains bacon. also possibly hipsters.

Ever wonder what breakfast in Pakistan looks like? How about Uganda? According to some hostellers, breakfast in Pakistan typically involves Aloo Paratha, perhaps with a side of salty buttered tea to dip it in. In Uganda, it's katogo, this particular example being green (non-sweet) cooking bananas, mixed with cow organs. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Oct 12, 2011 - 91 comments

You're looking happily deranged.

Did "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" Invent the Hipster? This blog says so*. The AV Club loves it unironically. But so do the professional comedians at Splitsider and the sci-fi geeks at Tor.com. And the show definitely seems to have some influence on some young folk**. (Recently discussed as part of Rhaomi's epic Nickelodeon post)
* BIG disclaimer: the blog is on MTV's site, same corporate parent who is currently rerunning the show on TeenNick's '90s block, so there is some Pepsi Blue involved - or Krebsi Blue
** Yes, it's real, it shows up in later pictures on her tumblr.

posted by oneswellfoop on Aug 14, 2011 - 55 comments

There goes the neighborhood...

Hipsters on the Hudson. The NYTimes is at it again, reporting on "Hipster Sprawl" (??).. yes, I made up that term.
posted by ReeMonster on Aug 5, 2011 - 58 comments

As a group, they are the chief proponents of public nudism in this country.

Why do hippies still exist in America? ChristWire investigates.
(Previously: Hipsters!)

posted by dunkadunc on May 13, 2011 - 137 comments

"Your dad was meta as fuck"

Dads. The Original Hipsters.
posted by ob on Apr 25, 2011 - 107 comments

Does the church advertise a gluten-free option for Communion?

Hipster Faith "To remain relevant, many evangelical pastors are following the lead of hipster trendsetters. So what happens when 'cool' meets Christ?"
posted by klangklangston on Mar 11, 2011 - 136 comments

Killing Hipsters

Charles Bronson stars in Killing Hipsters, rated PG, an action-packed smorgasbord of revenge.
posted by battlebison on Nov 22, 2010 - 111 comments

If Henry Rollins thinks you have too many tattoos, you might be a hipster

Henry Rollins and Iranian artist Shirin Nishat visit NYC's Cake Shop, where a young woman acknowledges Rollins's presence by shouting a "very famous" catch-phrase of his at him. Hilarity ensues (language NSFW).
posted by kittens for breakfast on Nov 7, 2010 - 192 comments

I organize a vegan crunk night

You've seen the American Hipster now meet...The Shoreditch Twat (SLYT) Song's kinda catchy too.
posted by Senor Cardgage on Sep 10, 2010 - 100 comments

This volcano used to have INTEGRITY!

Hipster Dinosaurs
posted by Artw on Aug 28, 2010 - 79 comments

"This is the CBGB of video games."

The indie music and indie games scenes collide in a Brooklyn bar.
posted by empath on Aug 22, 2010 - 17 comments

American Apparel unravels

American Apparel, the clothing company which became synonymous with the "hipster" look of the 2000s, is facing bankruptcy. [more inside]
posted by acb on Aug 22, 2010 - 137 comments

Hipsters on food stamps

"At first, I thought, 'Why should I be on food stamps?'" said Magida, digging into her dinner. "Here I am, this educated person who went to art school, and there are a lot of people who need them more. But then I realized, I need them, too." Salon takes a look at the growing wave of young people utilizing food stamps.
posted by porn in the woods on Mar 16, 2010 - 885 comments

Butchery is the new black; butchers are the new rock stars.

Forget about cupcakes, meat's the thing. Somehow chopping up animals has worked its way into the hipster mainstream, creating a nexus of locavorism, animal protection, and transgression.
posted by mneekadon on Mar 11, 2010 - 64 comments

Put down the razor blade, let’s go play tennis

Vampire Weekend in the Shadow of 9-11 by Gavin McInnes [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Feb 9, 2010 - 183 comments

Every boy band has a creepy older guy with weird facial hair

Joe Mande of Look At This Fucking Hipster (previously) made an audition tape for Perez Hilton's new boy band.
posted by minifigs on Jan 22, 2010 - 45 comments

PaleoHipsters of New York

The New Age Cavemen and the City: "The caveman lifestyle in New York was once a solitary pursuit. But Mr. Durant, who looks like a cheerful Jim Morrison, with shoulder-length curly hair, has emerged over the last year as a chieftain of sorts among 10 or so other cavemen." - Joseph Goldstein, writing in The New York Times. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Jan 10, 2010 - 127 comments

You were lookin' in the mirror and you wish you had some pot?

Potbellies: the fashion must-have hipster accoutrement for the summer, according to the NYTimes. Rebuttal from Flavorwire. via reddit
posted by rottytooth on Aug 15, 2009 - 70 comments

Time Magazine Explains The Newest Cool Trend Sweeping the Nation!

Hipsters (A Brief History)
posted by empath on Jul 30, 2009 - 291 comments

The recession hits Williamsburg (Brooklyn) hipsters

Parents can no longer support their hipster children's lifestyle. Oh, the humanity. I realize that schadenfreude is a particularly ignoble emotional response, but how am I expected to control myself after reading: [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Jun 8, 2009 - 238 comments

everything is international now

Root magazine analyzes "Blipsters" (with photo examples). In an era when Hip-hop is on the presidential I-pod (Atlantic Roundtable on Hip Hop) while more and more multiracial rock, hip-hop, and crossover acts are appearing on the scene, is mainstream culture ready to move beyond racial fashion dichotomies? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 20, 2009 - 79 comments

A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat

Richard Myrle Buckley was too hip for the room. This most immaculately hip aristocrat translated the classics: Poe, Shakespeare, the Bible into Hip and left us all gassed, jonesing for more. Lord Buckley was a formative influence on monologists, poets, and performers from Whoopi Goldberg to Del Close (previously), and like the much anticipated movie about Close's life, 2009 should reveal the life of Lord Buckley through filmmaker Michael Monteleone's documentary, Too Hip For The Room: The Righteous Reign of Lord Buckley (.mov). [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba on Sep 16, 2008 - 24 comments

"For the rest of the evening my name will be Violetta."

Radar magazine: Secrets of a hipster hooker.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 7, 2008 - 168 comments

They see me co-opt'n They hatin'

We've discussed fixed gear bicycles before. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on May 25, 2008 - 99 comments

It's The Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines Through

Jeffrey Lewis brings you The Complete History of Punk Rock and Its Development on the Lower East Side (1950-1975) in eight and a half minutes. [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense on Feb 27, 2008 - 24 comments

Polo? Gucci? Google? I'm going to be a millionaire!

Do you know a young 20 something hipster who is too busy spending their parents money on beer, poorly fitting clothes and blogging about the newest band reinventing music from 20 years ago? Is their waiter/bartending existence causing you to worry about their long term investment habits? Do they need some fisical responsbility in their young lives? Well you're in luck my friend! Thrasher Funds now offers the first mutual fund targeted to hipsters. With holdings in Apple, Gucci, H&M, and Louis Vuitton, this fund not only has it's pulse on your young hipster's generation, it also dresses the way they want! Get in on it today! via
posted by Stynxno on Nov 8, 2007 - 180 comments

The Williamsburg Avenger

When two Williamsburg hipsters met at a party, they exchanged more than just telephone numbers. Hell hath no fury like a hipster infected. Meet the Williamsburg Avenger. (via Gawker)
posted by PeterMcDermott on Oct 25, 2007 - 157 comments

Hipster Olympics

Hipster Olympics: We're forced to assume that our contestants' participation is strictly ironic.
posted by defenestration on Aug 24, 2007 - 51 comments

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