Busted For Exploiting Hipsters

Ryan Tate · 11/16/10 04:45PM

A scrappy Chinese-speaking teenager sold $130,000 in parts for the white iPhone 4. Now he's being slapped with legal threats. Won't anyone defend Fei Lam's right to exploit fashion-obsessed gadgeteers?

The Hippest 'Save the Date' Video You'll Ever See (Updated)

Richard Lawson · 10/22/10 10:45AM

Here's a pre-wedding invitation "Save the Date" video made by a couple living in, duh, Austin, TX. It's in the style of nü-vintage filmmaker Wes Anderson's work and we can't decide if it's annoying or not. You be the judge!

Beard-wearing Hipsters Attempt to Explain Themselves

Annie Fleming · 10/22/10 10:00AM

Check out this video in which fauxhemians try to explain the ideology behind their facial adornment. One young man claims to have grown a beard "out of spite," and another explains it as a "Williamsburg" thing. Such a thoughtful bunch.

Sociology Proves That Hipsters Hate Hipsters Most

Maureen O'Connor · 09/08/10 05:02PM

To prove something that you already know, two sociologists wrote a paper called "Demythologizing Consumption Practices: How Consumers Protect Their Field-Dependent Identity Investments from Devaluing Marketplace Myths." Conclusion: everyone hates "hipsters" even though they shop at Urban Outfitters, too.

Man Buys PBR for $250 Million

Maureen O'Connor · 05/26/10 01:25PM

After the IRS ordered Pabst's owners to sell, the brewer of blue-collar beverages languished on the market for years. Then something remarkable happened: hipsters discovered it. So now the guy who owns Vlasic pickles plunked down $250M to buy it.