How to Spot a Hipster

How to Spot a Hipster

Spotting the modern hipster used to simple -- a guy you wouldn't expect to have a beard had a beard. Over recent years the line between hipster and everyday human has blurred beyond recognition, so it's understandable if you've grown confused. Don't worry -- How To Spot A Hipsteris here to help. Think your best friend might be a hipster? Are they drinking from mason jars and picking up vintage vinyl on the weekends? Are you concerned that, in fact, you're a hipster? Judging by your choice of bicycle and taste in single-origin coffee and craft beer - it might be too late for you...How To Spot A Hipsterserves up the most organic hipster recipe, breaking down the ingredients into easily digestible chunks of well-legit information. Fixie-bike riding from grooming to fashion, and to all extents of the hipster lifestyle, this comprehensive cornucopia of content will ensure you never again use the h-word without complete confidence.

Uncle John's New & Improved Funniest Ever

Uncle John's New & Improved Funniest Ever

The title says it all: This is the funniest Uncle John book EVER, in the newest and most improved way. (It might even be the funniest book in the history of books, but Uncle John is much too modest to state that outright...even though it is). It’s new, it’s improved, it’s the funniest ever! Back by popular demand, this newly revised edition includes plenty of all-time favorites, along with more than twenty-five pages of new content. That’s page after page after page of laugh-out-loud dumb jokes, dumb jocks, toasts, pranks, kings, kittens, caboodles, and, of course, poorly translated kung fu movie subtitles such as “It took my seven digestive pills to dissolve your hairy crab!” So whether you like your humor witty or witless, light or dark, silly or sublime, you’ll laugh until your head explodes. Chortle at… Dumb crooks: The robber who ran face-first into a wall because he forgot to poke eye holes in his pillowcase. Witty wordplay: If Snoop Dogg were to marry Winnie-the-Pooh, his name would become Snoop Dogg Pooh. Flubbed headlines: “British Left Waffles On House Floor” Quirky stars: Billy Idol’s concert rider demands he have one large tub of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter in his dressing room. Job lingo: If you hear an E.R. doc mention a “VIP,” be on the lookout for a “very intoxicated patient.” Sputtering sportscasters: “If only faces could talk.” —Pat Summerall And much, much more!

Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader

The title says it all. This is the funniest Bathroom Reader EVER. It might even be the funniest book in the history of books, but Uncle John is much too modest to state that outright (even though it is). Over the past 25 years, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has published more than 40,000 pages of bathroom reading. In this book you will find the funniest 288 of them (with a few all-new funny pages squeezed in just because we couldn’t help ourselves). That’s page after page after page of laugh-out-loud dumb jokes, dumb jocks, toasts, pranks, kings, kittens, caboodles, and, of course, poorly translated kung-fu movie subtitles--such as. “It took my seven digestive pills to dissolve your hairy crab!” So whether you like your humor witty or witless, light or dark, or silly or sublime, you’ll laugh until your head explodes. Chortle at… * Dumb crooks: The robber who ran face-first into a wall because he forgot to poke eye holes in his pillow case. * Witty wordplay: If Snoop Doggy Dogg were to marry Winnie the Pooh, his name would become Snoop Doggy Dogg Pooh. * Flubbed headlines: “British Left Waffles On House Floor” * Quirky stars: Billy Idol’s concert rider demands he have one large tub of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter in his dressing room. * Job Lingo: If you hear an E.R. doc mention a “VIP,” be on the lookout for a “Very Intoxicated Patient.” * Comedian quips: “I wonder if deaf people have a sign for ‘Talk to the hand.’” --Zach Galifianakis * Sputtering sportscasters: “If only faces could talk.” --Pat Summerall And much, much more!

The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York

Inside the Cafes, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls

The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York

Visit Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna’s favorite haunts in The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York. More than just a travel guide, The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York delivers an in-depth look at Girls’ physical and cultural landscape. Stop in at Café Grumpy and learn how to make a French press coffee the way Ray and Hannah would Go behind the scenes at Greenhouse, where Hannah and Elijah spend a night out, and meet “iPad DJs” AndrewAndrew Recreate Jessa and Thomas-John’s Foundry wedding cake, with buttercream icing made from local NYC rooftop honey Tour the Salmagundi Club, site of Hannah’s cringeworthy reading and one of the city’s oldest and most prestigious art and literary associations Shop Girls-style in the West Village, Nolita, and beyond Plus a lot more, from Greenpoint to Greenwich Village, and Bushwick warehouse parties to the Lower East Side gallery scene It’s the best way to visit Girls’ New York without paying for a plane ticket—or the perfect complement to your next trip. Featuring 18 maps, 21 recipes, and more than 100 full-color photos

The Hipster Handbook

The Hipster Handbook

A humorous journey inside the hipster style phenomenon offers a close-up look at the hipster lifestyle and vocabulary--from vintage clothing and preferences in beer to dining, grooming, and tattoo choices.

Hipster Christianity

When Church and Cool Collide

Hipster Christianity

Insider twentysomething Christian journalist Brett McCracken has grown up in the evangelical Christian subculture and observed the recent shift away from the "stained glass and steeples" old guard of traditional Christianity to a more unorthodox, stylized 21st-century church. This change raises a big issue for the church in our postmodern world: the question of cool. The question is whether or not Christianity can be, should be, or is, in fact, cool. This probing book is about an emerging category of Christians McCracken calls "Christian hipsters"--the unlikely fusion of the American obsessions with worldly "cool" and otherworldly religion--an analysis of what they're about, why they exist, and what it all means for Christianity and the church's relevancy and hipness in today's youth-oriented culture.

DIY Style

Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures

DIY Style

Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Understanding Religion and Popular Culture

Theories, Themes, Products and Practices

Understanding Religion and Popular Culture

An introductory textbook which provides students with a variety of approaches for analysing religion and popular culture, covering areas such as food, violence, music, television and videogames.

So You Think You're a Hipster?

Cautionary case studies from the city streets

So You Think You're a Hipster?

50 musings on the self-appointed cool kids taking over your towns. Skinny jeans? Check. Thrift-store clothing? Check. Non-essential prescription glasses? Check. Beanie hat balanced artfully on the back of your skull? Check. These items have become the uniform for a new breed of young people—hipsters—determined to take over cities with their “alternative†ways while overloading on irony and striving to be original and creative. So You Think You’re a Hipster? examines what it takes to become one of this ever-growing tribe of young urbanites, just as desperate to be accepted by their peers as they are to receive the next rent check from mom and dad. A series of hilarious case studies will identify typical examples of the subculture, helping you to avoid any future encounters with them. Take the vintage store worker who, at 35, still works selling worn sneakers and threadbare t-shirts for extortionate amounts and still dreams of one day getting his latest album reviewed on Pitchfork. Or the aspiring author who lugs around an old-fashioned typewriter to write down her inspirational musings at a moment’s notice. Then there’s the bearded urban hunter dressed head to toe in workwear and outdoor gear despite the fact it's the middle of summer. Basically there are nearly as many hipsters featured here as you would find at an LCD Soundsystem concert.