Funny article from Salon about the End of Hipsters. Not really convinced that the age of hipsterdom is growing to a close... only that the movement has become less elitist and has a more pronounced range. Hippies didn't only live in San Francisco, did they? San Francisco was just the Mecca of Hippie. I guess Williamsburgh (and I'll also add the Lower East Side to this mix) is just the Mecca of Hipsterdom.
Then again, the article has a good point. There's nothing bitingly clever about calling someone a hipster anymore (not that there was anything particularly clever about it). Everyone in their lower 20's is a hipster to some extent if they're vaguely fashion-conscious.
Even better than that mediocre article is this hilarious photo spread from Paste magazine. Look how far they've gone! From skulls and eyeliner to headbands and iPhones. Of course it is all in good fun; I'm guilty of many of the things the spread mocks: wearing bandannas, keffiyehs (but NOT in the summer, thankyou), an obsession with vintage dresses, bikes, plaid shirts... but somehow I feel like I wear these things unironically. These are just the fashions of the times, I suppose.
In other news: getting a poem published in the Sand Canyon Review.
And: ASK ME ANYTHING.
(let's hope this link doesn't get into the wrong hands...)