Hipster (contemporary subculture)

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Hipster refers to a subculture of young, urban middle-class adults and older teenagers. Hipsters first appeared in the 1990s and became more noticeable in the 2010s.[1] It is based on the earlier movements in the 1940s. Hipsters listen to independent music and alternative music. They dress in clothes that are different to other people. Hipster wear vintage clothes and thrift store clothes. Hipsters believe in progressive or independent politics.[2][3] They have an alternative way of living.

Hipster culture mixes styles, tastes and ways of behaving.[4] Christian Lorentzen of Time Out New York says that hipsters copy many styles, including beat, hippie, punk, and grunge.[5] Lorentzen says that hipsters are mostly white 18- to 34-year old people.

In a Huffington Post article entitled "Who's a Hipster?", Julia Plevin says that it hard to define who is a hipster.[6]

As hipsters moved into suburbs near New York City, The New York Times made up the new word "Hipsturbia" to describe how hipsters live in suburbs.

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