A few weekends ago, my sister, boyfriend, and I were in Williamsburg checking out a clothing store. When we went to ring up (I got a cute black skirt, btw), I noticed the employee’s distinctive Coke bottle glasses, which definitely reminded me of a certain boy wizard. And when he moved his head, I could’ve sworn I saw the distinctive lightning bolt scar on the right side of his forehead. More
I have fond memories of Doug. Of the three original Nicktoons, it was by far my favorite, and I know I’m not alone in my love of green sweater-vests. But I’ll admit, I do frequently wonder: Is Doug the original hipster? Is he, in fact, responsible for an entire generation of hipsters? Maybe. Let’s take a look at the evidence, shall we? More
It began as a joke; then it became a phenomenon; and now, it’s a book! Welcome to the world of Christopher R. Weingarten’s Hipster Puppies. A rock critic based in Brooklyn (universally acknowledged as the hipster capital of the world), Weingarten grew tired of the scads and scads of hipster-related Tumblrs plaguing the internet– so one day, he decided to fight back. The resulting Tumblr featured a series of dogs, often of the tiny variety, decked out in very large eyeglasses and expounding upon the merits of listening to music no one else does– and, as you can imagine, it is both adorable and hilarious. Even better, a book has been compiled of the best of the best images from the Tumblr! Due out on July 5, Hipster Puppies is a must read for hipsters, anti-hipsters, and puppy enthusiasts everywhere. Can’t get enough of these canine hipsters? Neither can we! Consequently, we started wondering what other animals might benefit from the hipster treatment. Here are our top 15 picks for Next Hipster Animal Phenomenon: More
Imagine that you’re a hipster who’s just graduated college. Scratch that; maybe you ARE a hipster who’s just graduated college. No doubt you are now faced with that all-important question: Where should you live now? Detroit for street cred and something vague about hopeful post-apocalyptic urban gardening? Brooklyn to talk shit about Park Slope and Williamsburg while feeling guilty about your own contributions to gentrification? There are just so many options! More
I was home for part of this week in Delaware, celebrating my grandmother’s 90th birthday and helping my mom out with her online dating profile. She was way too timid in approaching guys online, so she agreed to let me take over her account and start negging them. It was so much Catfish fun! My responses ranged from telling a guy we were top-hat fetishists to messaging one dude and saying “I also share an interest in not doing laundry, but I’ve only been dabbling. Looking to meet the right person who is interested in taking it to the next level. By the way, have you seen that show Hoarders? Just asking.”
Anyway: Mom, I think it’s time you cancel your J-Date subscription. I’ve found the perfect site for you. More
N+1 Continues to Ponder Meaning of Hipster In New York Times – We think Mark Greif is a little too obsessed with the term, but he inadvertently created a great litmus test. For instance, if you say everyone needs to read Pierre Bourdieu before they discuss hipsters, chances are you are probably a hipster. (New York Times)
This new fashion spread for Bluebird featuring the designer’s family being too cool for school makes us think that all those teen pregnancy/polygamy/billion children shows would benefit if they had just one hipster family in the mix. Think of all the fun titles! Jon and Kate + Their 7-inch Extensive Vinyl Collection. Teen Moms Of Dov Charney. Big Love, Skinny Jeans. The list is endless! More
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Every couple months or so on Craigslist you’ll see a post under gigs asking for hipsters to come in audition/sing/whatevs for some show. What these wannabe producers don’t seem to realize is that though hipsters are self-selecting, the first rule of Hipster Club is to deny being a hipster. So what respectable cool kid would show up to this MTV cattle call for people who “drink PBR” have an “ironic mustache” “smoke Parliments” or “have asymetrical hair?” (Yes, that’s how they spelled it.) People who want to be on a program called I Just Want My Pants Back, obviously! More
Whether you are going to a sold out concert or are the drummer singer in your college Metallica cover band, there are several unwritten rules about how one may act or dress around live music. We’re here to spill the secrets so hopefully you don’t end up with everyone secretly judging you because you wore the wrong colored flannel shirt or shuffled your feet too much to the music. More
American Apparel Declares “Hipsterdom” Over – Says Dov Charney. Yet we recently received some of their back to school ensembles (15% on 3 of any style!) and while their knee-high socks are now knit and their sweaters longer and thicker (and cream-colored!), they also sent a sheer leotard. So not everything will be changing then, thank god. (via The Village Voice)
Recently, I was at a bar with a single friend when we were approached by two pretty affable, hipster-seeming guys. I don’t use that term negatively…I love hipsters! But you know what I mean: We were in Williamsburg, they were dressed in the appropriate ripped t-shirt and whatever-shorts manner, and exuded a vibe that clearly said “We play in a band, or something.” One of the guys claimed to be a coffee barista, and his roommate was in finance. Already, I sensed something was up: How can a coffee-slinger afford to live with somebody who works on Wall Street? A trust fund?
Nope: As it turned out, this guy not only owned/managed the well-known cafe he purported to just work at, and made thousands of dollars on the side by selling his paintings and giving drawing lessons to Hugh Jackman. What? More