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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 ...

Mystical Uxmal

Although less well known than Chichen Itza, Uxmal is often preferred by travelers to the Yucatan. Located in the center-west of the peninsula, Uxmal is about an hour and 15 minute drive from Merida – ...

Big money gambling emporium gets Brown break

Viejas casino, a major political donor, hit by gambling slowdown, governor says.

The traditionally free-spending Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians has received a financial break from Jerry Brown, to whose political friends and causes the Alpine casino and hotel owner has long contributed. In an August 13 ...

Reverse psychology in the desert of the real

How do you attract the people who encompass and refuse all categories?

The Maasai: East Africa's ambassadors

This culturally rich tribe holds the key to what Africa's all about.

There are some images so iconic, they're forever associated with a particular place. Certainly among the foremost would be the Maasai and East Africa. More than any other tribal culture, the Maasai embody both the ...

Between Hipsterville and Broburg

A tale of two dope cities

Dear Hipster: I find myself floating back and forth between Hipsterville and Broburg. There are times when the more intellectual and artistic ways of Hipsterville (even if they verge on pretension) appeal to me. But ...

With cruel glee

Ensor in his own cranky temperament

The Scandalous Art of James Ensor explores the art of the Great Distruber.

Too hip, gotta go!

DJ: "Garfield" from 7/15 made me think of you! Did you ever hear of a guy named Frazer Smith? He was a DJ on KLOS radio in the ’80s, and he had a club called ...

The modern hipster’s views on marriage and family

Mr. Hipster: My friends are getting married this summer and I have a sneaking suspicion they will be throwing one of those “hipster weddings” that I’ve been hearing so much about. I would have thought ...

The whole “gay or hipster” conundrum

Pilfering gay style

Dear Hipster: Do you have to be a hipster to attract the bearded, pomp-haired, skinny jeans, tattooed, pierced, smug-lipped gent? — Gay in Golden Hill Hipsters may have a reputation for scornfulness, but that legendary ...

Turn an irascible feline into an internet gold mine

Dear Hipster: I love my roommate, who is awesome in almost every way, but I hate her cat because it is an evil emissary of dark forces sent to torture humanity. I don’t know if ...

Laguna Beach: summer means art fests

Check out Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust Festival and Art-a-Fair through the end of August.

If you want to add some art to your summer, consider heading up to Laguna Beach. A July visit here brought me within walking distance of three major art festivals: the Sawdust Festival, Festival of ...

Consider beard-transplant surgery

A beard to fill the void

Dear Hipster: I really want to cement my ironic nonconformity with a magnificent beard, but I can’t grow any facial hair for the life of me. What can I do? — Jesse As I’ve said ...

Potato salad and the the ultimate dark secret

The hipster-bro rivavlry may come out as a single issue of numbers.

DJ: I just heard about the Potato Salad Kickstarter Guy. Is ironic Kickstarting the next wave of hipster entrepreneurism? — Dave The potato-salad campaign contains even less irony than the Alanis Morissette song about irony, ...

Chill out, man

DJ says beating the heat comes naturally.

Dear Hipster: I am nearly dying from the heat of late. Your hipster mind hold any creative ideas for staying cool? — Jenn Seriously, the best thing I can think of is to paint your ...

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