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Halloween costume rundown: Scoops Ahoy to Downton Abbey

Will you be the one to dazzle with a First Photo of a Black Hole costume?

Yo Hipster: Share with me a few clever ideas to wow my friends (costume-wise) at any or all of the raging Halloween parties I will attend this year. — Shawn Dear Hipster: Is there a ...

Finding dandyism in Simon Winchester’s The Map That Changed the World

Geologists think about and describe things in terms of “gigannum”

DJ: Have you read the Wikipedia article on Dandyism? Certain parallels… Is there a history of Hipsterism? Does society always have one version or another of hipsters? Just Western society or Eastern, too? Are the ...

Kale smoothies: too much of a good thing?

None of these categories reflect those irritating Buzzfeed listicles of “26 Hipsters Who Went Too Far!”

Dear Hipster: Unlike many of your readers, I will not write to complain ad infinitum about hipster stuff. I actually like a lot of hipster things. Sign me up for the fancy coffee, minimalist design, ...

Predating Charlie Parker

Origins of the word “hip”

Dear H’ster: One qualm I have, and it predates your column and the last however many years the term Hipster has been in the popular vernacular, is that 99.2% of our population do not know ...

Mocking minimalism from Dwell magazine

We vigorously defend our stuff; its existence becomes a point of pride.

Dear Hipster: You made me LOL at your August 29th article where you said most people do not have room to park in their garages that are filled with boxes, many untouched for over ten ...

Discover the affordable glory of malt liquor

Back to reality. Time to make sense again.

Dear Hipster: I’ve recently moved into San Diego, and into my first apartment post-college that’s really mine. At least, it’s mine and my roommate’s because there’s no way I could afford a 1BR spot for ...

Bringing up baby with a six-figure salary and a 529 plan

Step Three: Avoid Children

Dear Hipster: I’ve recently moved into San Diego, and into my first apartment post-college that’s really mine. At least, it’s mine and my roommate’s because there’s no way I could afford a 1BR spot for ...

Scratchy Goodwill rag, or Egyptian cotton from Bed Bath and Beyond?

You don’t need a Tempurpedic mattress to sleep at night

Dear Hipster: I’ve recently moved into San Diego, and into my first apartment post-college that’s really mine. At least, it’s mine and my roommate’s because there’s no way I could afford a 1BR spot for ...

Discounts on kale smoothies and Miller High Life

Step One: Achieve Insider Status

Dear Hipster: I’ve recently moved into San Diego, and into my first apartment post-college that’s really mine. At least, it’s mine and my roommate’s, because there’s no way I could afford a 1BR spot for ...