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DJ Stevens

DJ Stevens

Articles by DJ Stevens

The Golden Age of something

Dear Hipster: You’d have to be a dummy to ignore the profligacy of remakes, reboots, and retro-themed books, music, and movies that have cropped up with increasing frequency over the course of the past decade. ...

May 5, 2021
What separates Schoenberg from a toddler bashing on a piano

Dear Hipster: I get how it’s cool and hipster to have obscure, preferably one-of-a-kind aesthetic sensibilities, but I don’t get why it’s important. This is kind of abstract, but how is there any value in ...

April 28, 2021
Waxing poetic on the origin of Cap’n Crunch

Dear Hipster: What has had a greater effect on defining what it means to be a 21st-century American hipster: movies and TV, music, or something else entirely? — AJ That’s a bit like asking, ‘Who ...

April 21, 2021
If Elliott Smith came back from the dead

Dear Hipster: You want to know one thing you never hear about? Hipster mansions. If you picture the most hipster house you can imagine, you see a teeny tiny little cottage somewhere, or an itty ...

April 14, 2021
Can Peeps cure scurvy?

Hipster: Why do I feel compelled to purchase discount, post-Easter candy when I would never, under normal circumstances, purchase a giant bag of Kit Kats and mini-Snickers for myself? Is there something about leftover holiday ...

April 7, 2021
A combination of unlike elements

Dear Hipster: I have always wondered about the allure of weird, hipster businesses concepts that combine unlike elements under one roof. I’m thinking of things like a combination laundromat and bar, or a garage that ...

March 31, 2021
Truth beyond Plato, Proust, Picasso, or Pinksy

The world is full of accidental poets. You can find them anywhere if you look, and searching for accidental poetry is a time-honored hipster tradition. Accidental poetry stands in stark contrast to the rarefied musings ...

March 24, 2021
Is “The Rain Song” the best Led Zeppelin song?

Dear Hipster: I have recently discovered that a friend of mine —perhaps really more of an “acquaintance” when you get right down to it — is an adamant moon-landing conspiracy theorist. I’m not talking about ...

March 17, 2021
Foghorn Leghorn Chokey Chicken

Dear Hipster: Is it good or bad if somebody does a good thing, but for a bad or evil reason? For example, if a rich man gives his fortune to charity, but he does it ...

March 10, 2021
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