Sincerity, Not Irony, Is Our Age’s Ethos
Cultural critics love hypothesizing about hipsters. And certainly
hipsters make for useful lab rats if you’re interested in the culture of
young, gentrifying, trendy, affluent, and white college graduates. But
it’s easy to let this hypothesizing go too far, and you get into trouble
when you try to charge hipsters with representing the “ethos of our
age.” They’re just kids making their way from young adulthood to the
rest of their lives.