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Hey Gen Y, that’s your boyfriend: the evolution of the hipster
December 8, 2009, 2:54 pm
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Evolution of the Hipster

Hero, villain, or jester, the hipster is a ubiquitous, divisive, and influential figure in youth culture. Paste humorously charts the ebb and flow of the hipster identity (if there is such a thing—some claim it’s multifarious and infinitely niche, others it’s homogenous and hollow) over the past decade by calling out a handful of archetypes you’re bound to recognize, many of them perhaps more contemporaneous than Paste’s evolution suggests. It’s almost Hegelian, this reaction and synthesis of culture and counterculture and extra-culture,  the whole fascinating, sometimes-thought-provoking- sometimes-meaningless pastiche of willfully absurd cultural appropriations and retro throwbacks that is hipsterdom.

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