Posted in music on July 31, 2009

Time

"Hipsters are the friends who sneer when you cop to liking Coldplay. They're the people who wear T-shirts silk-screened with quotes from movies you've never heard of and the only ones in America who still think Pabst Blue Ribbon is a good beer. They sport cowboy hats and berets and think Kanye West stole their sunglasses. Everything about them is exactingly constructed to give off the vibe that they just don't care...

...Though the subculture is met with derision in wider society, hipsters have been able to eke out enclaves across the country, chief among them the Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood of Williamsburg." [Time Magazine]

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Comments (51)

retarted

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:03 PM

she's gay?!?!

wow, who saw that coming?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:06 PM

That was the last Time cover not to feature Obama.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:08 PM

Ha. Ha Ha. Ha. Who wrote this piece of shit? Sounds like a Coldplay/Kanyeezy Fan who's been clowned one too many times by his or her "cool" friends. Ellen DeGeneres is Gay?! holy shit! Cutting edge reportage on American Status Quo.

Posted by Rw | July 31, 2009 1:13 PM

BV.... your response conforms to the hipster practice... in reality you should be non-conformist and LIKE the article. :P

Posted by jason | July 31, 2009 1:13 PM

Hahahhahah when will hipsters go away anyway?

So which is worse.......
1) Williamsburg
2) Greenpoint
3) Bushwick
4) Lower East Side

Posted by Anonyous | July 31, 2009 1:15 PM

american apparel has really lowered their modeling standards....and what's with the white shoes?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:22 PM

I'd fuck Ellen

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:22 PM

Ok when it's in Time magazine you know your scene is dead. RIP hipsters. You can put on some pants that fit now. 100 more snarky comments below.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:25 PM

I hope REM can keep their astounding 10 out of 10 streak going when they release the next one... Thanks for keeping me informed Time...

Posted by Peter Travers | July 31, 2009 1:26 PM

"know how i know you're gay?...you listen to coldplay"

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:27 PM

Hahahaha. Thank God. The end is near!!!! Brooklyn can get back to being Brooklyn and not being so tainted by Entitled Whiteyville, er Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:31 PM

OH...gay!!

Posted by car wallpapers | July 31, 2009 1:41 PM

real hackneyed, contrived understanding of the word hipster.

do people really think hipster is synonymous with being a self involved poser?

QUESTION:

does a cool hipster exist?

WHO?! who is a cool, hipster? does hipster mean lame?

please discuss. i'm fascinated.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:41 PM

GREENPOINT RULES SO BACK THE FUCK OFF.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:46 PM

i just thought hipster meant someone who actually takes music advice from pitchfork and tries to dress in a way that is intentionally as unattractive as possible, with indefinite funding from their dad in westchester/fairfield/north shore of chicago).

lower east side isn't so bad anymore. they all moved out of here and to bushwick/williamsburg.

Posted by thomas | July 31, 2009 1:48 PM

Dan Fletcher is a tool bag

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:49 PM

do people really think hipster is synonymous with being a self involved poser? - yes.

while it might have alluded to someone actually having good taste and a high cool factor circa the second half of the 20th century, it now simply means pretentious fashion victim.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:49 PM

"Thank God. The end is near!!!!"

Wasn't this supposed to happen 5 years ago?

I'm sure every hipster is cowering with fright right now at being exposed by Time. Please.

Also, Williamsburg is not the only place being gentrified in NY right now and it's not solely being done by hipsters. It's the same old recycled "Die Yuppie Scum" protest that is decades old now and has never reversed any gentrifying trends.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:50 PM

Magazines are still around?

Posted by a hipster (secretly wounded) | July 31, 2009 1:51 PM

I hear that a Hot Topic is moving into the old Black Betty space.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:55 PM

this piece is an uncommonly simple definition of an increasingly complex degenerative, moronic person

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:04 PM

>>they sport cowboy hats

really?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:08 PM


>>they sport cowboy hats

really?


for a brief period in the late late 90s... didn't last long..

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:13 PM

A better cover would be for Ellen "Yep, I'm a hipster".

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:16 PM

You guys really like to put me on the spot

Um ok, so "Hipster Subculture."

The reason that I like this subculture so much, uh, aside from the fact that it's amazing is, um, I feel like it was kind of overlooked when it actually came out and now it's like this absolute classic subculture. But, uh, when it was actually reviewed, when it came out, it really didn't do very...I mean it did well, but it didn't do extremely well. Time Magazine at the time gave it like..I think 2 out of 5 stars or something like that. And then when they re-released it they said it was 5 out of 5 stars, when they did the next review. But it was just a very important subculture in my formidable years and, um, it's a classic pop subculture.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:17 PM

BARF

Posted by BARF | July 31, 2009 2:18 PM

Time says: "Critics have described [hispters] as smug, full of contradictions and, ultimately, the dead end of Western civilization."

Um, doesn't that make Time Magazine itself a hipster? Oh, Time, how meta of you!

Posted by The End of Irony | July 31, 2009 2:19 PM

"Hipster Subculture."

Ex:

Use the word "like" every few seconds because you are a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:21 PM

Anon @ 2:17PM. You got me, the reference was pretty funny in this context. However, you are never going to top this, I think it is time to retire the joke.

Posted by Nixon | July 31, 2009 2:25 PM

i'll retire it when people stop taking it seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:35 PM

i'm so over being so over being so over things.

Posted by metahipster | July 31, 2009 2:42 PM

EEEWWWWWWWWW!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:45 PM

gay

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:46 PM

When did berets come back in?? Did I miss that?
Can I put mine on now or is that trend already passed. Please get back to me asap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:51 PM

people have soooooo much fun playing the label game.

Posted by label_game | July 31, 2009 2:54 PM

NYC Prep is a great hipster show on Bravo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 3:03 PM

mommy, why does it hurt when i pee???

Posted by anonymous urungus | July 31, 2009 3:44 PM

I'd like to thank everyone here for not typing "tiMEH MEHgazine." I'm proud of what we accomplished here today. taking the high road. knowing when a dumb joke has run its course. moving forward though...

aw fuck it.

tiMEH MEHgazine

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 4:02 PM

anon @ 1:22 i'd fuck ellen's girlfriend...portia is a fox
anon @ 2:17 keep it going...makes me smile every time

Posted by i'm so punk i piss broken glass | July 31, 2009 4:06 PM

real hackneyed, contrived understanding of the word hipster.
BZZZZZ. Wrong
do people really think hipster is synonymous with being a self involved poser?

Answer: Yes. Tight pants,bad sunglasses,cpping sounds from the past without even acknowledging the past much. And so much more.
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while it might have alluded to someone actually having good taste and a high cool factor circa the second half of the 20th century, it now simply means pretentious fashion victim.

Answer: Correct, and yes music and art is wonderful, just dont turn it into drivel and give a nod to history maybe. Spend less time on shitty clothes.

Answer: C

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 5:19 PM

this looks like a cool article.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 6:49 PM

A better cover would be for Ellen "Yep, I'm a hipster".

Lwl

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 9:47 PM

most of these fucks come from money. bunch of fucking spoiled rotten babies.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2009 10:44 AM

i bet research would show that male hipsters have a higher rate of azospermia, from those tight pants.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2009 11:27 AM

i met this hipster whose hair weighed more than the rest of his body.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2009 11:28 AM

the demise of the hipster? i blame the economy..sweet sweet economy..

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 12:47 AM

hipster, shmipster...

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 12:56 AM

very thanks for article

Posted by magic | August 11, 2009 1:18 PM

The funny thing is you probably can't find one person on Bedford Ave. that admits to being a "hipster". They all just make fun of "hipsters".

Posted by Keith | August 18, 2009 3:22 PM

who seriously cares?!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 8:35 AM

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