2018 Was the Year Veganism Lost Its Status as a Moral Signifier

This year, vegans split into the mainstreamers who buy their ready meals from Tesco, and the pious activists who refuse to change their methods.


An Ode to Spring and 2008-2012’s Hipster Runoff Generation

Surely someone out there shares my passion for those post-recession years in mp3 blog music? Hello????


Rise of the Social Media-Friendly Hipster Church

For young Christians, vlogging is the new preaching.


I Revisited My Favourite Books From High School and They're Still Sick

"Scar Tissue" by Anthony Kiedis is as powerful as ever.


A Potted History Of Hipster Soccer Managers

From Gusztáv Sebes to Thomas Tuchel via Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, there is an esoteric breed of football manager who supposedly appeal to hipster fans. Here’s how the phenomenon of the hipster manager came to be.


Vinyl Is About to Become a Billion-Dollar Industry

A great opportunity for the Financial Times to talk about “hipsters.”


I Spent 24 Hours Around Berlin's Dingiest Square

When I get out of the U8 train at Berlin's Kottbusser Tor station at 5AM on a Thursday, three men dressed in rags raise their beer bottles to greet me, grinning with the few remaining teeth they have.


My Slice of Life with the Pizza Underground

Playing in a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band with Macaulay Culkin taught me more about the nature of celebrity—and pizza—than I'd bargained for.


In Defence of the 'Sofa Hipster,' the Latest Target of the Internet's Anti-Hipster Rage

We've all been tired and hungover and confused by a sofa before.


The Best Photo Essays of the Year

Going by these photos, earth was preoccupied with wasted teenagers, Thai monarchs, NZ street gangs, and the faded glory of our own youth.


Tame Impala, Chillwave, and Other Dispatches from the Vibe Generation

What caused our generation to be obsessed with music made with largely synthetic sounds and carrying the emotional pliability of a mood ring?


What Will Replace the Hipster?

A guide to the subcultures you will come to hate over the next few years.