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Articles by DJ Stevens

An adjective cleared of meanness, envy, or spite

It has been a slow week in the mail room, so permit me a moment to editorialize a bit, if you would be so kind. If “Ask a Hipster” has a unifying theme, it has ...

December 15, 2021
Picking the perfect white elephant gift

Dear Hipster: As I’m sure you and everyone else remember, this time last year was a bummer for a lot of people. It was obviously a bummer in the big picture (you know, the whole ...

December 1, 2021
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures meets Jack Black from High Fidelity-type character

Dear Hipster: I have a co-worker named Cliff who is quite the hipster. He drinks good local coffee, he eats locally sourced food, he even rides a cool older bike with Italian parts on it. ...

November 24, 2021
Consider synthwave and Bonnie Tyler’s Aquanet blow-out

Dear Hipster: One thing I have gleaned from casually skimming this column over the years is that there’s a hipster version of everything. There’s beer, and then there’s hipster beer. There’s coffee, and then there’s ...

November 17, 2021
Creating a Simpsons-esque butterfly effect

Dear Hipster: It is no secret that culture and counterculture move in cycles, such that ‘old’ is periodically ‘new’ again, whether it’s regarding fashion, tech, or anti-prohibition homebrew in the cellar. Knowing what we do ...

November 10, 2021
Do hipsters believe in accountability?

Dear Hipster: One thing that seems to be typical of twenty-first-century hipsters is a somewhat permissive, laissez-faire attitude towards, well, just about anything, really, from dress to habits to jobs and anything else. I think ...

November 3, 2021
Are Hermes handbags and Patek Philippe wristwatches considered Veblen goods?

Dear Hipster: Here is one thing that simply doesn’t make sense to me. So much of the hipster scene revolves around elevating supposedly “lowbrow” culture over what we might call “highbrow” culture. But at the ...

October 27, 2021
Ideal round of golf: “any Wednesday evening at Mission Bay with three friends and 12 Stellas”

Hey Hipster: So my friend and I were having a conversation the other day about sports. He’s a PE teacher in North County. He says to me, “The only sport that you can win with ...

October 20, 2021
Mead and other boozy revivals

Dear Hipster: At this point, I have heard of hipster bars putting just about everything into a cocktail, or even straight up opening entire bars devoted to obscure alcohols. However, I have yet to run ...

October 13, 2021
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