The Hipster Wizard of Oz

Posted August 29, 2012 at 6:28 am

Imagine the heartless Tin Man donning a hoodie over his metallic body parts; or the brainless Scarecrow wearing Chucks while carrying a tote; or how about the Cowardly Lion sporting plastic frames and a V-neck.

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The Simplified Evolution of Hipsters [Video]

Posted August 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

In case anyone has been in the dark about what actually constitutes a hipster and who their ancestors are, this five-minute clip should clear the air. Watch it after the jump!

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Nothing Says Hipster Like a Light Bulb Tattoo on Your Head

Posted May 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

Spotted on Houston Street, this gent is sporting something you don’t see every day. Closeup after the jump!

Are Dads the Original Hipsters?

Posted April 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Lower East Side and Brooklyn may have a duopoly on the hipster set these days, but they got nothin’ on the baby boomer generation.

Weekend Edition: February 26

Posted February 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

[Photo Credit: Joanna P]


Only Tough Guys Wanted for Room Share

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The following roommate-wanted Craigslist posting is quite entertaining.  It stars a female resident seeking a tough guy type to grab the vacant bedroom.  Crying will get you nowhere here! Enough talk, let’s dive right in: female looking to share a two bedroom apartment in a great ‘hood. i’m looking for a tough guy as my last […]

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Mark Greif Talks Hipsters on Brian Lehrer Show

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

In a followup to his Hipster-hater article in New York Magazine a couple weeks ago, author Mark Greif appeared on Monday’s Brian Lehrer Show on NPR. All the recent press is to plug his new collection of essays, entitled What Was The Hipster?: A Sociological Investigation. The interview itself is worth a listen, but it treads […]

Henry Rollins on Hipsters at Cake Shop [Video]

Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:19 am

We came across this bit of goodness from Stereogum last week, in which Black Flagger Henry Rollins rails against “young elitist hipsters” and “over-tattooed trust-fund kids” at Cake Shop on Ludlow. Back when Cake Shop had a record store in the rear. Punk rock, kid!

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Pianos Has New Window Leafing

Posted August 31, 2010 at 6:27 am

Hipster hangout Pianos is ditching concert promo posters for fancy window lettering at 158 Ludlow.  Instead, it’s all about the menu. Fresh leafing recently applied to the glass champions its lunch and dinner options.

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Open Job Call at American Apparel, Part Deux

Last modified August 27, 2010 at 8:02 am

If the last American Apparel job call is any indication, then the corner of East Houston and Orchard Street will be packed next Wednesday.  The Lower East Side outpost, which recently removed five of its storied benches, is holding so-called hipster tryouts to fill “key holder positions” for both day and night shifts. Bonus points […]