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Reacting to a World Veiled in Irony

Emma Orlow | Posted 01.28.2013 | Teen
Emma Orlow

Everything I do, I do because I really want to, not because it is an act of irony. Am I alone in thinking like this? I am some breed of Frankenteen?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Book Should Hipsters Read Next?

Posted 11.27.2012 | Books

Today, Goodreads posted an awesome infographic, dubbed the "hipster lit flowchart." It indicates the next book that every hipster should read. Hipster...

Is It Me, Misanthropy or Just High School?

Luis Ruuska | Posted 01.27.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

I could write a novel about all the different high school stereotypes from every teen movie or TV show ever made that actually are completely 100 percent true.

The Straight Nope: Meaties

Steven Nereo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Steven Nereo

I personally don't really mind if people eat meat. The thing I do mind is when people want to rub my face in meat eating -- a phenomenon any non-partaker definitely knows.

Forcing Children to Be Hipsters

Mara Menachem | Posted 12.30.2012 | Parents
Mara Menachem

Growing up, my mother dressed my brothers as if they were lounging on a yacht in Nantucket. The only difference was they were lounging on the roof of our Long Island house, throwing eggs at cars.

Generation to Generation; Crisis to Crisis

John B. Kassel | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
John B. Kassel

So what's an American Boomer to do? Wake up. Accept responsibility. Our resource-gobbling lifestyle has caused this mess. Suburbanization has wasted U.S. resources for two generations. Change it, now.

The Suprise Behind Detroit's Emerging Comeback

Jay Walljasper | Posted 12.22.2012 | Detroit
Jay Walljasper

While a new, more positive narrative about Detroit is welcome, there are problems in focusing entirely on idealistic young adventurers swooping in to save the city -- it reinforces the stereotype of native Detroiters as hapless, helpless and hopeless.

PHOTOS: America's Coolest Hipster Hotels

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Retro, of course, reigns.

WATCH: Disney Princesses Get A Whole New Look

Christina Huffington | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women

Snow White drinking kombucha tea? The Little Mermaid sporting an organic bra? Meet the hipster Disney princesses. In a new musical video, Snow White, ...

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.

Guess Which Neighborhood Is America's (Second) Most Hipster?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.20.2012 | San Francisco

It's official: San Francisco's Mission District is the second best neighborhood in the country for hipsters. This proclamation was made by Forbes m...

Top 10 Hipster Colleges

Unigo | Posted 11.27.2012 | College

Look no further -- you've found the definitive list for colleges with the most hipster culture in America!

Rebuttal: Montauk's Hipster Fatigue

Kirsten Chilstrom | Posted 11.06.2012 | Style
Kirsten Chilstrom

After dinner under the stars, surrounded by lovely, pleasant company, I found myself wondering, "Where are all the hipsters?"

PHOTOS: Is This The Most Hipster Festival In History?

Zach Dean | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

I caught the final United States stopover on the inter continental Gentlemen of the Road tour last Saturday in Monterey. What's a stopover, you may...

Where Did the Modern U.S. Food Truck Movement Really Start?

Quora | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Moe Min, Taco Truck Enthusiast The current food truck phenomenon as we understand it is generally t...

How Should One Think About the Costs and Benefits of Opening a Food Truck?

Quora | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jonas M Luster, Oooh, this one's a hornet's nest. I'll try to an...

What Do Hipsters Know That I Don't Know?

Quora | Posted 10.25.2012 | Style

This question originally appeared on Quora. By an Anonymous User Hipsters know that culture makes progress, and they celebrate that fact. This ...

I Want My Cool Back

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I want her to know that I was not always a middle-aged mom with over-processed hair and fluctuating hormones. I want her to know that her Dad did not always have goofy dance moves.

Courtship in the Age of Awkward

Anam Syed | Posted 10.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Anam Syed

In a love story where the leads are pegged as too cool for each other and too awkward for themselves, the new web series Hipsterhood explores a subculture everyone loves to hate and hates to admit they love.

My Tirade Against Hipsters

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

What exactly is a hipster? The definition seems to be very fluid; it can range from a V-neck wearing jerk with abysmal hygiene to a wannabe poindexter with thick-rimmed old timey glasses to a cretin with a braided handlebar mustache.


Posted 08.16.2012 | Comedy

The concept of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl isn't new by any means, but with sites like Etsy and Pinterest getting more popular by the minute, America i...

PHOTOS: Rent This NYC Backyard For $100 An Hour

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The first sign that something strange is happening on Ludlow Street is the fence, which is long and green and decidedly out of place amid ...

The Most Important Summer Read for Women: 'How A Person Should Be'

Toni Nagy | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
Toni Nagy

How a Person Should Be is centered around Sheila Heti's quest to uncover this philosophical riddle: who am I really? And is that the person I should be? It is one of these rare gems that every woman should read.

Dear Beard and Moustache Trend...

Brandy Ferner | Posted 08.18.2012 | Comedy
Brandy Ferner

I am not opposed to a wild summer of Tom Selleck lip or a wintery season of Abe Lincoln face. But summer -- COME ON!

PHOTOS: 11 Hipster Trends Your Dad Started

Brad Getty | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books
Brad Getty

You're not as cool as your dad and you never will be.