Hipster

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

Are These The Most Hipster Baby Names Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What do hipsters do when they grow up? They have hipster babies of course. But with a hipster baby comes great responsibility. Like preening a hips...

A Celebration of 'Hipster Economics'

Anthony Dursi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Dursi

It seems that commentators are conflating two different modern issues: urban sprawl/gentrification and rising economic inequality. The latter might be fuelling the former but policy intervention in one is very different to the other.

Why I'm a Gaming Hipster

Jay Cowle | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

Hipsters know what's 'hip', 'trendy', 'radical' (they'd avoid that word). How they do this depends on your level of skepticism towards the hipster. They are either attuned to the cosmic waves of human awareness, surfers of the collective consciousness, simultaneously drawn to the same games at the same time, or they read the same websites.

If Only it Was Handed to Me on a Plate

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

When did civilisation come to believe that plates were just so passé? How have restaurateurs not realised that despite great 'props' to make their meals more hipster and instagramable, they don't actually make the food better, just more high maintenance.

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Who Are Urban Outfitters?

Harriet Williamson | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

I've always hate a love/hate relationship with Urban Outfitters, caught between my adoration for their clothes and my disapproval for the controversies they seem so adept at racking up. They might be known for their hipster beanies and shoes with crazy platforms, but who are Urban Outfitters? Who are they really selling to? And what makes them popular?

For The Love Of Beard

Lydia Smith | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lydia Smith

Pogonophobia - which translates as an abnormal fear of beards. Granted, they don't suit every face and they loiter on every corner of Hoxton and Shoreditch like suits in Canary Wharf - but they are just the right amount of bohemian for me. Nonconformist, but without the sandals. I am a big fan.

Indie Boys Don't Like Jam: Part 1

Morgana Edwards | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Morgana Edwards

Like many other girls of my generation, I have long had a penchant for the indie boy. As a 16-year-old I spent many hours lamenting the fact that the bassist of 'insert name of NME's top-tip' was not, and probably never would, my husband.

The Evolution of the 'Cool Music' Listener

Random Impulse | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Random Impulse

With the kind of music I make, I never imagined in a million years that I would look out from stage and see guys and girls wearing One Direction t-shirts singing along to what I'm playing, standing next to guys that are almost old enough to be their fathers and who look like they were the Ramones' number one fans.

Lena Dunham and the Voice of My Generation

Hugh Bassett | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugh Bassett

Girls is littered with examples of overindulged, entitled twenty-somethings, unable to hold down a job for more than a few months due to personality clashes and boredom, while being entirely self-obsessed and overly concerned with every aspect of their own lives from fashion to food. It paints a picture of an age group trapped in arrested development, desperately unable to grow up.

A Taste of Montreal

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As you might expect, Mile End presents a far more interesting and eclectic shopping experience than Montreal's central shopping area in Downtown. L'Arterie on Bernard W. houses vintage apparel, shoes and accessories as well as creations from local designers in this neat little shop.

Is a White Guy Even Allowed to Talk About Racism?

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

My slight bogan part aside, I really am the classic middle class, well-educated white male. I mean, there's no point me playing the lottery. By being born in a first world country to white middle class parents, I've already won first division. Big time.

Girls And The All Too Familiar TV Woman

Stephanie Chase | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Chase

With a show creating so many differing opinions you would think that what you are watching is something radically different, especially for American television. Well behind the cameras it is, but unfortunately on screen it's just more of the same.

The Victoria, Bow: a Balanced and Sober Review

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Iddo Goldfarb

Before I begin, I should state for the record that I quite like this pub; I've spent many a blissful, booze-soaked hour within. The following rant is almost exclusively the result of my treatment, one July afternoon.