C’est quoi un Hipster?

“What’s a hipster?” This is a question I was faced with recently when I said that my rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood is full of hipsters. I admit that I had a hard time answering; I think I may have mumbled something about oversized eyeglasses, beards, and being “cool”. My friend lives [blissfully unaware] in the country, but if you live in any kind trendy urban setting, then you see hipsters everywhere and you can’t help but situate yourself in relation to that (Sure, I listen to Wolf Parade, but I'm totally not a hipster... not that there’s anything wrong with that). … [Read more...]