The 'Hipster'-est Words in NPR's Definitive Piece About Hipsters
Yesterday NPR posted an article called "The Hipsterification of America." We are momentarily lifting our ban on the word hipster to address it, because it is, indeed, something special, and should be publicly recognized. Never in the history of writing about hipsters have so many hipster terms, most particularly, the word hipster itself, been utilized! Herewith, all the words, in the order they appear, with repetitions included. Hipster, hipster, hipster. Hipster.
You know it's over when you're an NPR article. Or a costume.
lava-lampish aqua and amber
"edgy, magnetic environment"
snazzy high-top sneakers
black skinny jeans
T-shirts with funky epigrams like "If You Deny It, You Are A Hipster"
cool-cat snuggle clothes
down-market monkey boots
out-of-work basement dwellers
Seedwell Digital Creative Studio in San Francisco
documentary-style Web series
nascent YouTube channel
Revenge Of The Hipster
ironic graphic T's
gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches
The Urban Dictionary
an appreciation of art and indie-rock
The Wide World Of Hipsters
"An Unlikely Celebrity: Hipster Cop"
"Top 10 Hipster Schools"
"Puppets Explain The Evolution Of Hipsters"
"The Hipster Alderman"
major cosmopolitan centers
discrete hipster enclaves
Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg
Hipsterdom's largest natural habitat
shaky, shabby economy
A New Hipsterdom
cool urban corrals
The Hipster Handbook
"one Republican friend"
the "Hipster Cop," Detective Rick Lee
hipsterfication of America
Hipsterishness is a state of mind
We are seeing the dawn of a new hipsterdom
In short: Hipster is everything and everywhere, hipster is nowhere and nothing. Hipster is hipster. There are no fedoras or big black emo glasses in this piece, and for that, we are a wee bit sad.
Full NPR article here. It's worth it.
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