The Hipster in the Mirror

Finally, someone’s seriously taking a look at what makes a hipster a hipster. Insights such as: All hipsters play at being the inventors or first adopters of novelties: pride comes from knowing, and deciding, what’s cool in advance of the rest of the world. Yet the habits of hatred and accusation are endemic to hipsters because they feel the weakness of everyone’s position — including … Continue reading The Hipster in the Mirror

Obstacles facing the European Union

NPR’s Morning Edition concluded a series on the European Union this morning with a fantastic overview of the challenges facing the future of the EU: financial, political, and–most importantly–cultural. I found Rob Gifford’s piece the most digestible, concise, and on-point summary of the issue I’ve heard in the media. >> Listen to piece, and read more from NPR: In Europe, Obstacles To A More Perfect … Continue reading Obstacles facing the European Union