How obsessed is the NY Times with hipsters, hipsterdoms, hipstermoms, hipsterneckbeards, hipsteryuppies, hipsterhippos.. and Brooklyn? I swear, there’s an article about Williamsburg, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, DUMBO, artisanal cheese, brick oven pizza, chicken and waffles, pork shoulder, brisket, mixology or craft beers every week.
Nothing against hipsters, but c’mon, there must be some other cultural scenes to discover? I only read the first three paragraphs of the above article and fell asleep. At least let’s start making this more global! I want to hear about hipsters not in Brooklyn - how about Sao Paulo, or Hanoi, or Capetown, or Philadelphia?
The dazzling hotel and night life complex, a staple of the Manhattan circuit, has finally washed up on Brooklyn’s hype-friendly shores, bringing with it the kind of crowds eager to finally explore the Next Big Thing. And what are they finding across the river? Communal tables, artisanal beer, saltwater pools and a cast of characters right out of the HBO series “Girls.” - The New York Times
I can always depend on the New York Times for an in-depth look at this magical sybartic place called Brooklyn.
A blog post is about to come up about hipster culture, corn syrup and decay, but suffice to say — the Manhattanization of Williamsburg along with real world examples hyping the Frankensteinization of local offerings that is the mating call for the Williamsburg-Mission-Silverlake hipsters are making me long for the days where it really took an adventure — a train journey, a hack through the bush, a hitchhike across the continent — to find stuff that’s cool. Now, it’s a mere click away from your screen… or an oh-so-long 10 minute train ride across the river.
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“Tumblr, est-elle une plateforme de blog pour hipsters?”
“The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2 percent body fat… Hipster-hating is the ultimate “He who smelt it, dealt it” situation. It’s a bit like homophobic politicians and religious leaders who inevitably are revealed to be gay as a picnic basket themselves.”