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Hipsters Are Healing Their Souls With 'Grandmother' Drug

Amazon's ayahuasca is said to offer therapeutic benefits—though not without a cost

(Newser) - A psychedelic concoction known as yage, or ayahuasca, has been brewed in indigenous communities in the Amazon region for centuries. But now it's found a relatively new audience: Americans immersed in what Ariel Levy, writing for the New Yorker , calls "the Age of Kale," who are tapping... More »

Sword-Swinging 'Hipster Jihadi' Is New ISIS Mascot

Well-educated Egyptian with black-rimmed glasses tweets support for militants

(Newser) - Islam Yaken is a law school graduate who comes from an affluent Egyptian family, speaks three languages, and sports a trendy haircut and thick-rimmed glasses that make him look more like an extra on Portlandia than a Sunni insurgent. But Yaken's vocal support for the Islamic State, or ISIS,... More »

Dear Hipster Racists, You're Still Being Racist

Your ironic jokes don't cut it: Jezebel's Lindy West

(Newser) - If you haven't heard the phrases "hipster racism" or "ironic racism" being thrown around of late, allow Lindy West to educate you with an epic explainer and takedown at Jezebel . "It's, you know, introducing your black friend as 'my black friend'—as a... More »

Girls: 'Unstoppably Irritating' or 'True to Life'?

New HBO show sparks reviewer battle at 'Mother Jones'

(Newser) - Two reviewers at Mother Jones have locked horns over HBO's new hipster all-female series, Girls. "Hipsters are really going to like this show," sneered Asawin Suebsaeng a few days ago. "Which is to say that it is as profoundly bland as it is unstoppably irritating."... More »

Hipster Start-Up Offers New Hires a Year's Supply of Beer

Along with skinny jeans and $10K bonus

(Newser) - A tech start-up in San Francisco is offering perks to new hires consistent with its name: Hipster . Successful applicants will get $10,000, a year's supply of Pabst Blue Ribbon, skinny jeans, Buddy Holly glasses, brown boots, etc. It's a sign of the ultra-fierce competition for engineers among... More »

Transportation Secretary Is an Accidental Hipster

Ray LaHood isn't sure what 'hipster' means, but he likes urban bikers

(Newser) - Transportation chief Ray LaHood tells the Huffington Post that he'll push for more protections for bicyclists in US cities and likes the idea of more dedicated bike lanes. “I’m concerned that people that are driving cars have a level of respect for bikers, and that’s the... More »

5 Options to Replace 'Hipster'

Gawker narrows your choices in search for new term

(Newser) - The search for a term to replace “hipster” in lexicons official and otherwise has come down to a final five, at least per Gawker, which has been behind the effort. Vote here for one of these options:
  • Doucheoisie Won 25% of the vote in early round, and, Hamilton Nolan
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Hipster Defends Using Food Stamps

Why the backlash over access to healthy food?

(Newser) - There's been quite the backlash against hipsters buying fancy organic fare with their food stamps, but one such hipster argues that “cheap food is the real extravagance.” Gerry Mak—a subject of the recent Salon article —points out that "a whole rabbit at Lexington Market is... More »

Hipster Foodies Turn to Food Stamps

Stimulus package makes more young people eligible for benefits

(Newser) - Food stamps are for the poor, no matter if you’re a single mother or a destitute hipster. Salon checks in on the growing number of young, unemployed, college-educated foodies who qualify for stamps and use them for organic delicacies along with staples. One UChicago grad says he “used... More »

Jared Leto: Pinnacle of Hipster Manhood

Actor-turned-rock-visionary is 'ultimate Alt Alpha Male'

(Newser) - Is Jared Leto the very pinnacle of hipster manhood, the breed’s most desirable? Certainly seems so to blogger Carles, who writes that “alt bros should be jealous of Leto because of his authentic career as an actor in alt movies, and his successful band”—30 Seconds to... More »

Hipsters Go Redneck With Taxidermy, Moonshine

A little bit of country finds its way to Williamsburg

(Newser) - Hipster faves fixed-gear bikes, v-neck T-shirts, and ironic mustaches have a pair of new, and very red-neck, companions: Taxidermy and moonshine. The former, Melissa Milgrom reports for the Daily Beast , gives actual and spiritual Williamsburgers the chance to actually own an animal. And, one practitioner notes, “part of being... More »

'90s Faves Pavement Can't Make Cut Now

Oldsters make too much of alt kings, new schooler says

(Newser) - One of “the alt-est of 1990s alt rock” bands is on the comeback trail, but Pavement looks to be falling on deaf ears with today’s hipsters. Sure, Pavement’s got “Guitars. Drums. Guy with a dopey voice. Earnest Lyrics. Yelling,” Carles blogs at Hipster Runoff —... More »

How to Save the Porn Industry

Going 3-D, diversifying, working in the Wii among ideas

(Newser) - This week’s 50th anniversary of the Playboy Bunny finds the porn industry in a bad way: It’s more popular than ever, yet fewer are actually paying to see skin. The Wrap has some suggestions:
  • Go 3-D: “I think that if they can get the 3-D mixed with
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Now Your Pet Can Be a Hipster, Too

Two new sites, for puppies and kitties, show the way

(Newser) - Maybe you don’t yet have a baby you can turn into a Ramones-listening, eye-rolling version of your younger self—but certainly you have a pet. Time points to Hipster Puppies and Hipster Kitty , both dedicated to celebrating pets and poking fun at hipster humans. The quickly-going-viral sites prove that... More »

How to Tell if You're Raising a Hipster Brat

Forget about the Ramones education and teach manners instead

(Newser) - David Hochman tackles the question surely foremost on every parent’s mind: “Am I raising a douchebag?” Sure, you want your kid to be hip, and you might think it’s cute when your offspring “can tell which Ramone is Dee Dee and which one is Joey.”... More »

6 Awesome YouTube Olympic Events

Hipster Olympics, office Olympics, redneck Olympics, and more

(Newser) - Just can’t get into curling? Maybe you’d be more interested in the real Olympics if the Games incorporated some of the fake Olympics found on YouTube. Chris Mathias lists his six favorites, including beer belly flops, on Nerve . More »

Hipster Style Invades Olympics

From the fake mustache to the faux denim leggings

(Newser) - Gawker uncovers a disturbing fashion trend at the Winter Olympics: hipster clothes. Maureen O'Connor unveils the “leggings-esque faux denim, a surfeit of plaid, and the world's most ironic mustache.” Take a tour in the gallery. More »

Guys, Steer Clear of These Absurd Trends

Male UGGs, hipster beards, Ed Hardy make the list

(Newser) - You’ve probably already broken half of your New Year’s resolutions, but there’s still hope for you, young man, in this decade—if you follow StreetLevel ’s list of dumbass trends to avoid:
  • Men wearing UGGs: The boots’ “gaudiness will never look anything but inappropriate on
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2009's Funniest Blogs

Because what's funnier than hipsters and creepy Santas?

(Newser) - This was indeed a banner year for people wanting to waste time at work by looking at silly, random blogs. The Frisky lists 10 favorites that got popular in 2009:
  • Look At This F**king Hipster: If you can’t get enough of neon shirts, emo haircuts, and short-shorts, this site
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Hipster Beer PBR Cruises in Recession

Downmarket brew's sales skyrocket as usual suspects flounder

(Newser) - Pabst Blue Ribbon has profited from a hipster following for years because of its unpretentious image and low-profile marketing, so it makes sense that even a recession hasn’t dimmed the brand’s power. Sales are up 30% for the year ending in October, trouncing beer’s overall 1.1%... More »

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