Links tagged with “hipsters”
Dissent Magazine - Online Features - The White Negro (Fall, 1957) -
Norman Mailer’s essay on the hipster. Which I’ve only read through Adam Curtis, so I should probably read the actual thing.
The Entrepreneurial Generation - NYTimes.com
This is good - this generation’s “thing” is starting small businesses. “Our culture hero is not the artist or reformer, not the saint or scientist, but the entrepreneur.” Although it falls apart a bit when suggesting hipsters have only been around for 15 years. (via Waxy)
White Negro for Mayor
Adam Curtis on Normal Mailer and the rise of hipsters. “Today it is possible to argue that we have all become gay white negroes.”
Potlatch: An open letter to the hipster
Will Davies calling on hipsters to be more politically aware (to very crudely summarise). Reminds me a bit of Adam Curtis at The Story talking about how the stories we tell online ignore the political structure of the net. (via Tom Taylor)
YouTube - Being a Dickhead’s Cool
It’s like Nathan Barley - The Video, ten years on. Very good.