Online journal Thought Catalog ran an excerpt from n+1‘s new book What Was the Hipster? today. The essay previewed was based on a speech given by Observer editor Christian Lorentzen at the panel that inspired the book.
Early reviews for the excerpt have been positive. The best ones, in order of descending quality, are:
- A+ i asked my friend to go to a gallery show with me the other day and she replied, “oh, you hipster.” some of us really do just like art.
- The whole idea is fairly nauseating. Like what you like. Beyond the walls of high school, peer pressure is a timesuck.
And that’s actually all of them, right now.