24 Mar '14, 7pm

Hipsters, coffee and authenticity

Hipsters, coffee and authenticity March 24th, 2014 I don’t really like the word hipster, nor do I condone its usage (despite occasional indulgence), but I did spend some time recently trying to work out what it meant and what we mean when we use it. It isn’t really a cultural label the way “goth” or “mod” were and are. I think the word has ended up being many things to many people, but I think when you use it there is, at its root, one key idea: you are saying “I don’t believe you.” It is the label given to those who posture, whose cultural, sartorial or intellectual pretence is painful to see. This is why no one self identifies this way – we are believe we’re telling the truth, or at least getting away with looking like we do. Hipster gets thrown at coffee a great deal too. Half the time to describe the people behind the counter, half the time to describe those patiently ...

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