Q: How many hipsters does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It’s a pretty obscure number, you’ve probably never heard of it.
Recently the Vinegar Hill-based literary journal of social criticism, political commentary, essays, art, poetry, book reviews, and short fiction, n+1, asked the question “What Was the Hipster?”
A: A “worthwhile” discussion of “dry academic gobbledygook” according to the New York Times. But you probably wouldn’t understand it.
Whether you think “it’s about time that a scholarly analysis of hipsters was taken” like London’s Snipe, or you “hope humans have better s— to do than read about hipsters in 2010” like Village Voice contributor Foster Kamer; the n+1 book “What Was the Hipster?: A Sociological Investigation” carries a very hipster-friendly price-tag of $10.
The text has attracted quite a bit of media attention-almost all of it sharply divided into scorn or admiration. But since when has anything involving hipsters received an indifferent response?
Isn’t that the point of hipsteria? Attention?
The book is sold out on Amazon.
To order a copy of the book or to find out about n+1’s upcoming schedule of events and discussions on all things hipster: dead, alive, or what-have-yous-visit their website. The link is below.