News alert from the T Magazine Blogwith a somewhat favorable review to boot:

According to a panel convened by n+1 last year at the New School, the term “hipster” re-entered the contemporary lexicon in or about 1999 (it had earlier been used interchangeably with “hepcat” in the Beat era), with the arrival of modish young men in trucker hats on Bedford Avenue. An outgrowth of that discussion, this collection of essays touches on such latter-day hipster arcana as technological reductivism and chillwave. And while some of it is dry academic gobbledygook — word, have you heard, hipsterism is a play of surfaces? — there are enough interesting tidbits to make it worthwhile reading material, whether or not you ride the M train.

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