n+1 Magazine

n+1 Magazine

An always-interesting quarterly covering "the intellectual scene." Each issue is an esoteric array of essays, reviews and short stories, with only one thing in common: thoughtfulness.

  • Outraged by the youth moving into rundown neighborhoods which before 1999 had mostly been populated by the poor, vicious fingers soon pointed to a group called "Hipsters" as villains worthy of hate. But who is this group and why d... Outraged by the youth moving into rundown neighborhoods which before 1999 had mostly been populated by the poor, vicious fingers soon pointed to a group called "Hipsters" as villains worthy of hate. But who is this group and why do so many hate them? I've asked many people for a definition of this group, and why they are so hated? I especially asked those who openly expressed their hate, but even the haters couldn't give me a valid description that didn't also incriminate themselves and their friends in as part of this Tar Baby like culture. Over the years it seemed like I couldn't get a decent answer to my questions until now. Based on a panel held at the New School with Mark Greif, Christian Lorentzen, and Jace Clayton (DJ/rupture), n+1's investigation of the rise and fall of the contemporary hipster.