The Wonder Years

Anne Look | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Where do you see yourself in five years time? Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about it. Make a coffee if you will. Watch the kettle...

Ladybird's New Books Help You Deal With Everyday Adult Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A spoof series by Ladybird books is set to hit the shelves next month, and it's sure to be a side-splitting read. The books, which are suitable for...

Hipster Replacement

Lynne Parker | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

In the last few weeks I've been to Hoxton, at least twice, bought trainers and a lightweight high-performance puffa jacket, adjudicated two short film awards and harvested enough menopausal facial hair to constitute the makings of a fine beard. Do I qualify as a 'hipster'? In fact, what is a 'hipster'?

Hipsters, Property Developers and Gimmick-Owners Beware: The Fightback Against Gentrification Has Barely Begun

Jon Bigger | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK
Jon Bigger

Gentrification is not simply about gimmicky shops and cafes. It's about anger at being excluded on grounds of wealth. It's about the people being forced to move and the ones valiantly trying to stay put despite the pressure to leave. It's about the inclusive social and communal spaces that have gone, not the exclusive ones that have sprung up.

This Website Will Let You Generate Your Own Pretentious Hipster Restaurant Menu

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Do you want to start your own pop-up organic vegan gluten free cider bar in Dalston but don't know what food to serve? Or maybe you're planning to ope...

Here's Why Nanobreweries With Tiny Beer Are The Latest Hipster Trend

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Didn't think your beer snob friends could become any more irritating? Well, think again! You're all up to date on the world of microbreweries, but...

Hipsters, Your Emoji Prayers Have Been Answered

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Do you ever look down at your iPhone while sipping your Fairtrade soy non-fat cold-pressed latté through your waxed moustache and think "I wish these...

This 104-Year-Old Man Is Way More Hipster Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Style

While you may have been carefully curating your vintage flannel collection and waxing your tiny moustache way before everyone thought it was cool, thi...

Hipsters Represent The Worst of Youth Culture

Chris Rooney | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Hipsters represent the worst of youth culture. They are shallow and vain with a tendency to mistake cultural tribalism for individuality. They mistake petulance for sophistication, arrogance for charm. You can pluck a bearded youth from a Dalston coffee shop and tell in a heartbeat who he is.

Vinyl - An Authentic Vintage Rebirth or a Pretentious Hipster Phenomenon?

Cohan Chew | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Never before has it been as easy or as cheap as it is to access music than it is today. Nevertheless, in a strange parallel to music becoming easier to source, vinyl sales are on the increase, with the first three months of 2015 seeing a 53% increase in sales from the first three months of 2014.

Hate London Hipsters? You'll Love This 'Completely S**t' Facebook Event

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Any Londoner - or regular visitor to London - knows what summer in the capital now entails. Pop-up rooftop events. Open-air cinema screenings. Artisan...

Hipster Crimes That Would Get You Arrested By Hipster Cop

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Ever since #HipsterCop took London (and the UK) by storm, it's become clear what his true calling is - taking down people who commit #HipsterCrimes li...

My Atheism Was Ridiculed - Which is Fine with Me

Chris Rooney | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Chris Rooney

We all know that mocking someone's religion - especially in polite social situations - is taboo. When it comes to someone's 'unbelief', however, it se...

Putting the Sanctuary Back Into the Quiet Carriage

Chris Owen | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Owen

Yes, I'm speaking out in public - although mainly because I'm too chicken to turn to my side and actually tell the three hipsters on my right to shut up, and enquiring whether they think the 'quiet please' signs have a hidden clause stating "unless you're wearing a beanie and trousers which finish mid-shin".

Chips On A Washing Line? Bread In A Slipper? What's Wrong With Plates?!

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plates are so passé, or so you would think if you sit down to dine in a restaurant or bar that is vying to prove its hipster credentials. It is b...

Hipster Food Trends: Love or Loathe?

Lucy McGuire | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy McGuire

I've nothing against the Cereal Killer Café. I quite enjoy having a nostalgic moment with Nintendo posters and a bowl of Cinnamon Grahams. But this definitely falls into the category of hipster food trends that you love or loathe.

What Can Monkeys Teach Hipsters About Beard Evolution?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

When you live high in rainforest canopies with other closely related species, what you do need to recognise is your own kind, for breeding and other social purposes. Could Hipsters be trying to stand out in the city jungle as a different species?

Have Scientists Found Time Travellers On The Web?

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

Think 'science experiment' and you'll probably imagine sombre looking men and women in white lab coats peering into microscopes. Or a wild-haired prof...

This Is The Most Hipster Video You Will Ever See

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Beards? Check. '80s technology? Check. Wes Anderson-style art design and cinematography? Check. Yes, this video by Italian artistic collecti...

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

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | 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".

Top Ten Boutique Hotels for Hipsters (Moustache Not Included)

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With their vintage threads, vinyl records and penchant for independent coffee shops, hipsters are well known for their discerning tastes. But thanks to the global popularity of this exclusive subculture, hipsters no longer need to settle for a mainstream chain - they can now unpack their skinny jeans in the boutique hotel of their dreams.

The Worst Haircut in London

Chris Rooney | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I asked for a trim before commencing the obligatory small talk. I had spoken to this hairdresser on many occasions. I always hoped that she would remember me so that we could have some form of ongoing discourse. Naturally, I was too unremarkable for that so on each visit we started anew.

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.

How To Open A Hipster Restaurant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Fancy opening a trendy restaurant? Make sure you read Ben Horsley's brilliant guide first......

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.