Posts Tagged ‘hipsters’

Settler & pioneer “heritage hipster” styles in the age of Idle No More, Chinatown gentrification, &c.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Men in British Columbia, 1859, one in a newly discovered collection of early photographs of white settlers and First Nations in B.C. Via Vancouver Sun © Royal British Columbia Museum, reprinted with permission

An abridged version of this essay has been published in the May/June 2015 issue of Briarpatch Magazine

I am probably as bored of casual hipster-slagging as you are.

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Berlin’s skyrocketing housing costs and hipster proliferation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The above video by a Berliner complains about Berlin’s influx of hipsters, addressing them directly in its conclusion:

“Please stop to face your neighbourhood… it matters if you try to live in Neukölln or whether you just live your imported party here. Just because the fucked up free market economy expects us, for example, to satisfy your wishes because you have the money and the power (at least afterwards) even though you refuse to believe in this fact now because you prefer to feel poor..

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Generation Sell – critique of hipster culture by critic William Deresiewicz

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

New York Times graphic by Josh Cochran and Mike Perry

William Deresiewicz is an essayist, book critic and former professor of  English at Columbia and Yale. He recently gave an entertaining but eviscerating talk at Creative Mornings in Portland on the topic of hipsters and the social meaning of the hipster aesthetic.

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The Holly Hobbie Retrenchment

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

On a trip with friends to the west coast of Vancouver Island one summer, I found a tin “Holly Hobbie” mug that had washed up on shore. The next morning I showed it to my friend Jonathan, who was cooking us breakfast.

Me:  “Look! Isn’t that sweet.

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