Hamilton Nolan · 04/14/15 07:50AM

A French mathematician has developed a formula to explain the "hipster paradox," the process by which "hipster" nonconformists tend to end up looking the same. Nobody understands what this math guy is saying because everyone calls hipsters fauxhemians now. A wasted mind.

Adam Weinstein · 06/23/14 01:10PM

Neo-nazi hipsters. How long before they make the jump from Heidelberg to Williamsburg?

Max Read · 06/19/14 11:06AM

Remember 2007? You don't have to, because it's still happening. Celebrate Terry Richardson's New York cover story and Dov Charney's expulsion from American Apparel with all your favorite episodes of Blue States Lose. A time capsule into the worst year in human history!

People at SXSW Are Really Excited About Totally Fake Bands

Jay Hathaway · 03/14/14 11:28AM

Jimmy Kimmel pulled a Jimmy Kimmel on hipster South by Southwest Music Festival attendees, sending a reporter out to ask them what they thought about some really obscure bands you probably haven't heard of. Because they don't exist.

This Is the Williamsburg of Your City: A Map of Hip America

Max Read · 01/29/14 11:30AM

What is your city's Williamsburg? What's its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or "Next Williamsburg"?) If you don't know off the top of your head, don't worry. We do, thanks to the collective knowledge of Gawker readers.

Urban Outfitters Coming to Williamsburg; Williamsburg Finally Gonna Learn How to Dress Cool

Caity Weaver · 03/05/13 06:45PM

Yesterday, when Williamsburg revealed its designs for the old Domino sugar factory site, people marveled at the gleaming new towers planned for the waterfront, or, more specifically, the giant gaping holes planned inside them. If solid buildings were the past, empty space-buildings are the future. Everything seemed very cool and neat and, at the end of the day, who doesn't love sugar so what were we talking about?

Urgent New York Times Trend News: Middle-Aged White People Have Jobs, Move Out of the City

Tom Scocca · 02/18/13 10:40AM

The Sunday Styles section of the New York Times exists to make folks mad, to be sure (and to sell handbag ads), but it is not really worth getting mad about this past weekend's paired section-front irritants—a profile of BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, and a trend piece about people forsaking Brooklyn to hipsterize towns in the Hudson Valley—at least not at face value. Each hits the obvious flabbergasting or infuriating notes as it is designed to: OMG LOL BuzzFeed b/w Aren't Hipsters Awful. As far as the intentional content goes, there's nothing to do but roll one's eyes and move on. Let's go ahead and do that, shall we? First BuzzFeedBen:

Everything That Happens at Williamsburg Pool Freighted With Heavy Sociocultural Significance

Hamilton Nolan · 07/05/12 08:47AM

Generally speaking, no mischief perpetrated by teenagers is "news." Teenagers not perpetrating mischief is news. This is because—no matter what race, creed, nationality, or socioeconomic stratum they come from—teenagers are punks. Do not, however, tell this to the New York Times. They have a very incisive sociological story to write.

Geiger Counter-Wielding Fukushima Hipsters Make Monitoring Nuclear Fallout Cool

Adrian Chen · 04/30/12 03:41PM

It's been more than a year since the Japanese tusnami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant and the clean-up continues. But a bit of background radiation has not stopped a crew of Japanese hipsters from doing their hip business in the area. They've formed the "Gamma Watch Squadron," the world's coolest nuclear watchdogs.