Having a hard time understanding pop-culture? Don't get teh kiddies
these days? Want to understand why there is so much Pabst everywhere?
Well, luckily, the stooges at Time are here to help with Hipsters: A Brief History
Though the subculture is met with derision in wider society, hipsters have been able to eke out enclaves across the country, chief among them the Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood of Williamsburg. But now even that is threatened. The hip have been hit with a double whammy of economic reality (more are struggling to pay rent as parental support dries up) and population changes (the carefully gentrified neighborhood is gradually being infiltrated by squatters inhabiting Williamsburg's stalled building projects). Hipsterdom's largest natural habitat, it seems, is under threat.
Dead wood media is so.. dead.
And unintentionally hilarious.