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Put on your vintage Freedom Trousers

Allegations of hipster indifference toward the Fourth.

Dear Hipster: With Independence Day just around the corner, I have to know why you hipsters hate America so much. You’re all so quick to blame the government when you can’t find a job, but ...

Unstoppable spoiler force

Spoil your shows? Spoil his life.

Dear Hipster: I have one friend who is an unstoppable force of TV and movie spoiling. He even spoiled the Game of Thrones finale for me! Unacceptable! He claims that he is powerless in the ...

Portland unlikely...maybe Austin

Yo DJ: I don’t believe you that there is a world hipster conference. — Max D., Hillcrest It’s in a pretty obscure location, so I’m not surprised you’ve never heard about it before.

We all have a little genocidal maniac inside

People are “just joking” about locking all the hipsters up — right?

Dear Hipster: I read the Reader regularly enough to notice the absolute flood of letters coming in from people on all sides of the issue regarding pit bulls. Is “inundated” too strong a word? I ...

Ethical breakpoints

Start snitchin'

Dear Hipster: I have a friend who held down a 4.0 GPA this past term, but I have it on good authority that he wildly plagiarized some, if not all, of his final papers. I ...

Thelonius Monk. Hipster? Sure. Why not?

Genius is the precondition for allowable smugness

Dearest DJ: Isn’t it about time you lauded the original Amerikkkan hipster, Thelonious Sphere Monk? This was a man considered so odd that people only noticed his weirdness, rather than the fact that he penned, ...

Tastelessness is relative

Worried? Just be less objectionable than the next guy.

Dear Hipster: I like to keep my sunglasses on the back of my head when it’s too dark to wear them. My girlfriend freaks out about it. She says it makes me look “trashy.” But, ...

The difference between hipsters and hippies

Let the music, not the hair, guide us.

Dear Hipster: What is the difference between hipster and hippie? My roommate and I were having a discussion, and, well, I figured, let’s ask a hipster. You can find hipsters in overpriced homes in North ...

Invaluable to all manner of queries

The Hipster is in.

Dear Hipster: In the May 7 Reader, in the final paragraph of the first answer, you say, “...hipsters can be flexible with their morals.” Then, “ paradoxically holding on to choice antiquated values that provide ...

What's in a name, especially if it's Cheryl?

Dear Hipster: I about died over “Blake,” despite the fact that I think you woefully miscategorized at least some of the world’s Blakes. Surely there must be a hipster Blake or two to break the ...

Country music acceptability criteria

Hipster country abides by ABK: Anything But Kenny

Dear Hipster: My boyfriend and I made the trip up to Stagecoach this year, and we are still stoked on it. So much fun! I guess we don’t look like typical country fans, so people ...

Celebrate the Stinkiest month

Plans to right the hipster conference's wrong

Mr. Hipster...Dude: If hipsters are trendsetters, why haven’t they picked-up on the Stinko de Mayo celebration? Whereas the Cinco de Mayo celebration lasts only a day (or so), Stinko de Mayo is celebrated the entire ...

Nobody heard of Blake’s burden before this

Dear Hipster: Is there anything about a person’s name that would preclude him or her from hipster status? Say, you wanted to be a professional wrestler, and you tried to bill yourself as King Tutu, ...

Temple of Wes

Prada's precious new watering hole makes Milan the hip destination.

Dear Hipster: What would be the ultimate hipster vacation destination for this summer? — Deb, Golden Hill Well, until recently that might have stumped me enough to cop something lamely ironic, and overzealously punctuated, like, ...

Breaking: Local ingrate forgets Mother's Day, Reader saves day twice

"Just make it up with brunch," declares hipster authority

Dear Hipster: So, I was reading the Mother’s Day issue of the Reader, which I didn’t get a chance to look over until Monday, and it hit me that I forgot to send my mom ...

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