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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Reading Today

posted by on August 10 at 10:00 AM

No readings today. Try to figure out how to operate the books you already have.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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Lovers of apathy and irony, hipsters are connected through a global network of blogs and shops that push forth a global vision of fashion-informed aesthetics. Loosely associated with some form of creative output, they attend art parties, take lo-fi pictures with analog cameras, ride their bikes to night clubs and sweat it up at nouveau disco-coke parties. The hipster tends to religiously blog about their daily exploits, usually while leafing through generation-defining magazines like Vice, Another Magazine and Wallpaper. This cursory and stylized lifestyle has made the hipster almost universally loathed.

Posted by Google the source | August 10, 2008 3:54 PM
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Less a subculture, the hipster is a consumer group using their capital to purchase empty authenticity and rebellion. But the moment a trend, band, sound, style or feeling gains too much exposure, it is suddenly looked upon with disdain. Hipsters cannot afford to maintain any cultural loyalties or affiliations for fear they will lose relevance.

An amalgamation of its own history, the youth of the West are left with consuming cool rather that creating it.

Posted by Google the source | August 10, 2008 4:13 PM

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