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Hipster Halloween costumes

Bert and Ernie, yes, this Halloween; blackface, nope

Dear Hipster: Got any suggestions for good Halloween costumes? I like to start early with the planning, decoration, and execution of epic Halloween shenanigans. — Matty There are a few costumes I’d like to see ...

The bounty of Arizona

From Yuma to Tucson, a handful of must-sees 2-7 hours from San Diego.

Until this year, the only part of Arizona I had ever seen was my grandparents’ retirement abode near Camelback Mountain. I remembered that people would emerge in the cool of the night with headlamps to ...

The sand is full of wasps

In defiance of the claim that there are no bad insects.

Dear Hipster: Check out the pic of this bee I found hanging out in Mission Beach. He was digging in the sand. Cool, right? It’s definitely freaky that the sand might be full of bees, ...

Tuna king

There can be only one.

Dear Hipster: Now that the Reader is running these dock totals, maybe you can answer a question for me. Which is the better tuna, yellowfin or bluefin? — Mark, O.B. I’ve consulted with a few ...

The selfie way of life

Love them, hate them, take them anyway.

Dear Hipster: Why doesn’t hating selfies seem to do any good? It seems like everybody hates them, but there’s no evidence to suggest that selfie-taking is anything but on the rise. How is that even ...

Picture of crude force

Inside Marsden Hartley’s head and heart

Rilke announced in a poem the arrival of the great war god who would renew humanity.

Deniability problems

Taking a nude selfie is like using the ATM.

Dear Hipster: Naturally, the leaked photos of Jennifer Lawrence in the news have us all excited to see the dark side of Hollywood’s most wholesome hottie, but now I wonder about online privacy. Is this ...

Simultaneously hipster and not hipster

Down, down the dark spiral of "identity."

Hipster: What do I tell people who call me a hipster, especially when they mean it as an insult? — Beth We understand hipsterism as a label that people (let’s call them “haters”) apply to ...

Hook to cook: fishing Alabama's Gulf Coast

There’s a place on the Gulf Coast where the ocean sparkles turquoise, white sand sifts through your toes, and the water teems with fish of all types: amberjack, snapper, grouper, triggerfish, mackerel, shark. Alabama’s Gulf ...

Late is late

But give them anway.

Dear Hipster: When is it too late to send a thank-you note? — Lily You know how they say, “If you have to ask if something is racist, then it’s probably racist?” Well, this is ...

Ice bucket meh

Dear Hipster: I nominate you for an ice-bucket challenge!!!! Who will you challenge? You can do up to four. — Mark Meh. I’m already over it. (For anybody living under a rock, Ice Bucket Challenge ...

Straddle the Sunrise

Hike Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in summer for spectacular desert views.

When the Anza-Borrego Foundation bought the ranch, they saved the ranch.

La Esquina has a Parasite

Barrio Logan architects explore parasitic structures and permit evasion

You may have seen it on a Barrio Logan hilltop just west of I-5: an electric-green trapezoid in an otherwise vacant lot, a triangular opening on one end and a larger square portal on the ...

Cut the cheesy jokes

DJ advises a grown-ass hipster to temper the toilet humor.

Dear Hipster: I use a lot of bathroom humor because I think it’s f@$*ing hilarious! My girlfriend (along with some of my friends) tells me I’m being too lowbrow and that I shouldn’t resort to ...

So inescapable

Hey Hipster: Why do all hipsters start every sentence with the word “So?” The adult version of “Like.” — Matt G Maybe I’m reading too closely between the lines here, but are you suggesting that ...

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