Austin Powers

Rebel Without a Cause: The Eventual Demise of the Hipster

Gabriella Tutino

The hipster is dying. Or rather, the culture of the hipster is dying. As its dogma is being absorbed into the mainstream, what options are left for the originals but to fade and maybe reincarnate as a new subculture. The hipster has never been completely defined. Websites such as UrbanDictionary and the comedy site Cracked state characteristics of today’s hipster: an appreciation for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, the tendency to wear thrift-store and vintage threads, having obscure music tastes and being obsessed with being different from the mainstream. Hipsters operate under irony.

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