Hipsters

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".

Top Ten Boutique Hotels for Hipsters (Moustache Not Included)

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

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.

The Circle of Hip and Why We Shouldn't Fear the Tattooed Douchebags

Anna Doble | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Doble

This new generation of image-obsessed males seems derived purely from previous, slightly hipper, forms of narcissism, in a churning spiral of self-adoration. These boys have been weaned on the teat of naff celebrity as a means to an end. Poor pumped-up lambs with lifetime debt.

Get Stuffed! Or How My Attempts At Taxidermy Fell Flat...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve been a fan of taxidermy for as long as I can remember. Because who couldn’t be bewitched by Walter Potter’s kitten wedding or Polly Morgan...

A Misconceived View of Gentrification

Edward Adoo | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

Alex's attack on "Shoreditchification" goes beyond the shores of Brick Lane, Hackney Road, Shoreditch High Street, Kingsland Road and surrounding areas. It's a real dig at what Londoners are all about. Get over it Alex, go and mingle with your gentrified buddies and chill out.

Is Style Going Out of Fashion?

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

So London man, by tradition, owns a mind as sharp as the crease in his trousers. But of late, tradition is being challenged by a conspicuous interloper of indeterminate persuasions.

Preview: Biggest News Stories of 2014

James Moran | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

It will turn out that those guys who think the world is secretly run by lizards were right all along. But a further twist will develop in June, when it is revealed that those lizards are themselves ruled by empirical socio-economic forces which can be countered by engaging in the electoral process and bringing about piecemeal change.

WATCH: An Anthem For Men With Beards And Glasses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy

You know who you are, hipsters. And so do we. Mainly because you go around wearing beards and glasses. And riding bicycles. (Bravo, Horse & H...

'Frances Ha' Paints Rather Inaccurate Portrait of Brooklyn Hipster Scene

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Christine Coco Jun

So without trying to sound too bitter, I suppose what I find most unforgivable about Frances Ha is the 27-year-old protagonist's total indifference or obliviousness to the facts of life.

The 'Cult' of the Apple Store

Xavier Toby | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Tech
Xavier Toby

I took my poo phone into the Apple Store and the genius up the back told me, "This phone has been water damaged." I replied, "Hey genius, I'm not here because it's working. Can you fix it?" He told me it'd be cheaper to get a new one. So I told him about the time I had sex with a real girl and his head exploded.

Six Reasons I Hate Food Markets...

Rich Major | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Major

Blame it on the sun... it's brought out my inner curmudgeon. But on a gorgeous summer's day like today, I couldn't think of anything worse than hitting up a food market in London. Tongue slightly in cheek, here are the six reasons why I'm staying away...

Hipster Racism: The Bane of Higher Education

Yomi Adegoke | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yomi Adegoke

The hipster level of idiocy has increased ten fold, as apparently educated people go to pathetically predictable lengths to express their "individuality" and general radness, in the irritating form of hipster racism.

It's Hard to be a London Hipster

Danielle Warren | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Warren

For those who aren't hipster-literate, a London hipster is particularly easy to spot. Think an explosion of all the trends you thought you'd left behind in the 90s and you're almost there. Non-prescription glasses for that extra summin' summin'. Beanie hats even in warm weather (teamed with sunglasses for that extra ironic charm). Exuberant moustaches, skinny jeans and a fondness for never wearing socks - it's simply the hipster way.

WATCH: Festival Hipsters Have No Clue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Going to Glastonbury this year? Or one of the other f***ing summer music festivals? Well, make sure you don't miss hot new bands The Obesity Epide...

The Jewish Monkeys + PEACE

Nimrod Kamer | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nimrod Kamer

The Jewish Monkeys are an emasculating burlesque trio led by Joseph Reich, an Israeli-Deutsch philanthropist who slept with my mum in 1984 roughly eight and a half months before my birth.

Children of the Revolution: The Second Season of 'Girls'

India Ross | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

Like Arrested Development, the gag of Girls is that characters of stature have the heads of children (note the title: by any common-sense metric the protagonists are 'women'). Hannah is archetypal; her inner child so vocal it has long put her outer adult out of business.

Why Ugly People Shouldn't Bother With Fashion

Alexander Walters | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Style
Alexander Walters

It's a Saturday afternoon and, having told me that my wardrobe is a little "tired", my girlfriend decides to take me shopping in Shoreditch. We go to a store called A.P.C. It's French, which is apparently justification for charging £75 for a t-shirt. 

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.

Wes Anderson - For and Against

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

If there's one director that divides opinion more dramatically than Moses divided the Red Sea, it's Wes Anderson. Like a walking, talking, film directing Twiglet, you either love him or you hate him.

As a Hackney Native, I Think the Hipsters Have Helped

Chris George | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Chris George

It's easy to sneer at hipsters as tedious and pretentious, but their influx has meant that areas of Hackney previously written off as shit holes are now famous for being energetic and creative. East London has the Olympics next year, and Hackney can show the whole god-damn world how far it's come.

Why Hipsters Are Right And Everyone Else Is Wrong

Rex Pester | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK
Rex Pester

Hipster hatred is a bizarre phenomenon. A hipster hater sees an environmentally conscious individual who enjoys fine art and supports independent bus...