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DJ Stevens

DJ Stevens

Articles by DJ Stevens

When Honus Wagner looked like Robert De Niro

Dear Hipster: Even if staying outside the mainstream and being countercultural is super important, it sure is exhausting keeping track of what’s hip and not hip, so that one knows where one stands in relation ...

July 21, 2021
Compare Middle Earth’s elves and men

Dear Hipster: What is the meaning of life? Is it all just a bunch of frothy beverages and salted caramels, or is there more to it? Will the tie-dye revolution ever dismantle the oh-so-fashions of ...

July 14, 2021
Spotting realism failures in Harry Potter

Dear Hipster: One thing that has always bothered me is, why do fictional hipsters always seem to have it so easy? You see some hipsters on TV and movies, and they somehow get away with ...

July 7, 2021
Cool, Costco summer is here!

Dear Hipster: Summer is here! And it’s not canceled this year! I’d say it’s time to celebrate, but do I even need to say it? I would imagine almost everybody is super stoked to have ...

June 30, 2021
Is Charlie Brown a counterculture icon?

Dear Hipster: Immanuel Kant famously proposed that people should be treated as “ends in themselves,” not as a means to an end. As a corollary of that principle, people are supposed to help themselves and ...

June 23, 2021
That Tumblr featuring Michael Jordan wearing questionable outfits

Dear Hipster: Around this time of year I always feel like the world’s attention is divided, at least a little bit, between hockey and basketball. Of course, by “the world” I mean “popular televised American ...

June 16, 2021
Dessert choice or choice dessert?

Dear Hipster: As the proud owner of a sophisticated sweet tooth, I am always a little confused by people who have no opinion one way or the other on sweets and dessert. It has always ...

June 9, 2021
Birthday buddies: Tenzing Norgay, Noel Gallagher, Bob Hope, and Daniel Tosh

Dear Hipster: What does it all mean? — Thad The answers are out there, Thad, but you have to follow the clues, and it takes special training in hipster numerology and phenomenology to uncover those ...

June 2, 2021
Who owns Oscar Wilde’s “lowest form of wit”?

Dear Hipster: Hipsters are known for having a generally snarky attitude towards most things, but they hardly own what Oscar Wilde called “the lowest form of wit.” Why is snark so easy? — Max That’s ...

May 19, 2021
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