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The Original Hipsters (NEW BOOK)

Glenn OBrien | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Glenn OBrien

There were always hipsters, going back to Socrates and Diogenes at least, but the modern hipster became solidified as a social archetype after the war, the big one, ended, and everybody started to pick out their own clothes and catch up on liberal arts and jazz.

Hipster Urbanism and the Transformation of Our Cities

Sua Son | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Sua Son

Some say recent urban transformation is due to the influx of 'hipsters' with a real passion for food and an eye for design -- urban cheesemongers and mustachioed greengrocers, with their organic fruit and vegetable smoothies.

PICS: We Found The Hottest Hipster Guys On Instagram

Posted 10.27.2013 | Style

Well, these guys are the hippest ones we've ever seen. Take notes, fellas. This week, we found inspiration in men's fashion... and we also stumbled...

There's Nothing Hip About Being a 'Hipster' Anymore

Uloop | Posted 11.27.2013 | College

There was a time when oversized glasses made you dorky, shopping at secondhand stores meant you had no taste and listening to anything but Top 40 immediately deemed you 'uncool'. Today, it makes you a hipster -- or rather, just like everyone else.

The Life of a Style Wanderer in NYC

Rai Mensah | Posted 10.19.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

As I rode back uptown I realized that I had a great night in style. I remembered why I came to this city in the first place. Its really the place where dreams are made realities.

PHOTOS: Portland Or Portlandia

Global Yodel | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

There's more to Portland than bike valets and artisan knot shops.

PHOTO: Next-Level Hipster

Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

Listen up, hipsters. Think you're ready for the master class? Then just gaze upon the next-level hipster before you. OK, so at least one Redditor h...

Gentrification Via Bologna Sandwich

Patrick Wensink | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books
Patrick Wensink

Since before Hauck's Market opened 100 years ago, Schnitzelburg has had an amazingly warm, tight, community. But people like myself are threatening it. We're not trying to ruin Schnitzelburg, but we are anyway.

The Sincere Mustache and the Authenticity Aesthetic

Sarah Pappalardo | Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts
Sarah Pappalardo

At some point, your ironic mustache became sincere. Like the hippie parents who ended up voting for Reagan, we may have come full circle: from mocking the bourgeoisie to being it.

D.C. Might Not Be "Hipster" But That's OK

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.27.2012 | DC
Jamison Doran

I'm quite in love with my city, regardless of our hipster ranking. If not being hipster enough means I don't have to cram myself into a pair of skinny jeans daily or rock a shag haircut, then I'm just fine with being square.

A Man Called Swoop

Steven Nereo | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Steven Nereo

It just occurred to me as I heard the Snoop Lion news that if he wasn't going to be using Snoop Dogg anymore, it was freed up for some other person's use, so I jumped quick.

PHOTOS: 5 Hipster Destinations You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

Attention hipsters: You're probably unemployed, but you should still start planning your end of summer vacation. The cool hotels are booking up fast.

PHOTOS: Hipsters On Bicycles

Posted 10.25.2012 | Books

Originally intended as nothing more than a swift means of transportation, bicycles have morphed into something more. In traffic-heavy urban areas, bik...

WATCH: A Video Guide To Hipsterdom

Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

The term "hipster" might have been mainstreamed in part by Brooklyn resident Robert Lanham's 2003 book, "The Hipster Handbook," but the term has a lon...

PHOTOS: America's Best Cities For Hipsters

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

A smirking attitude toward mainstream institutions means they frequent cool, often idiosyncratic restaurants, shops, and bars, the same kinds of venues that appeal to many travelers.

What Are All the Cool Kids Up to These Days?

Quora | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home

The rise of "hipsterdom" has turned cool on its head. All of a sudden you have people making throwbacks to all parts of historic culture in an attempt to be "authentic." You can pickle things or do urban beekeeping... and all of a sudden it's cool.

WATCH: Would You Kill For A Coachella Ticket? This Hipster Did

Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

If you thought Romeo and Juliet was tragic, you clearly don't understand the unrequited love between a hipster and a Coachella ticket post-sell out. ...

Adidas Releases Cowboyboot Sneaker Hybrid Shoe

Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

These Adida's cowboyboot-tennis-shoe hybrids could be yours for just three hundred dollars. Adidas says they'll "get you rodeo-ready with their hy...

PHOTOS: The Best Hipster Hotel Amenities

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel

put down your second-hand paperback, throw on your favorite vinyl record and take a look at some of our favorite "hipster-style" amenities.

Formulating the Foolproof Foodie Menu

Anna Brones | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

Here is a foolproof guide to help you along your way to launching a successful business, one that's sure to get you plenty of write-ups in the blogosphere and, more importantly, tweets from food nerds.

PHOTOS: Was 'Sweet Valley High' The Original Hipsters?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 09.02.2013 | Style

Renowned screenwriter Diablo Cody announced today that she's working on a movie version of the beloved YA book series "Sweet Valley High." Cody say...

The Roaring Twenties: The Taming of the Hipster

Stefanie Lee | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco
Stefanie Lee

I don't drink a lot of PBR or tool around on a fixie bike or wear a fedora -- but those traits belong to the hipster of yore anyway, don't they? Isn't today's hipster a little more evolved?

Hipsters Will Buy Anything: American Apparel Sells $15 Rice Paddy Hat

Disgrasian | Posted 09.30.2011 | Style

I've been seeing white people wearing rice paddy hats around town lately and had begun to wonder if Los Angeles was making some sort of shift into an ...

The Top 10 Hipster Colleges

Posted 09.13.2011 | College

Way back in 2010, we ranked America's top 10 hipster schools to much fanfare. Tiny Hampshire College in Massachusetts was voted the "most" hipster sch...

WATCH: Hipsters Love 'Exclusive' Music

Posted 07.18.2011 | Comedy

You know what's even more 2009 than being a hipster? Being a person who makes fun of a hipster. It's like, we get it, you've never heard of my band an...