‘Punks’, ‘hippies’, ‘mods’ and ‘rockers’ all represent movements that defined past generations. But what is a ‘hipster’?

Irony: has hipster-dom entered into mainstream culture? (Image credit: laughingsquid.com)

Irony: has hipsterdom entered into mainstream culture? (Image credit: laughingsquid.com)

Once an effort to avoid mainstream culture, thick frames, plaid shirts and suspenders have (ironically) become all the rage, leading The Current reporters Jacob Evans, Amelia Caddy and Shannon Kelleher to ask whether being a ‘hipster’ has become the defining movement of our generation.

And perhaps more importantly, what does the word ‘hipster’ mean?

More to come later.

 

 

 

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