Tagged: Anatole Broyard

Hip and stirred

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A hipster is a bohemian with a job (or trust fund).

There will always be hipster. And they are everywhere.

Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Welcome to the Johnsons.

Is hipster gendered? The original hipster, conversant in haute jive, high on tea (marijuana), juiced on jazz (bebop), was characterized and caricatured as male.

Hipster is a lifestyle, not a state of being. It is performance, not essence. It blends the commercial with the artisanal, and low culture with middle brow. It is affected and it is authentic in its affectness.

Irony distinguishes the hipster from the earnest hippie.

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