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  2. babylonfalling:

    Death of Hip, Birth of Free,” Berkeley Barb (1967)

    One year ago Oct 6 marked the first Love Pageant, the first free food in the Haight and a prophecy of a declaration of independence. Next Friday, a year later October 6 will signal “the Death of Hippie” and “Rebirth of Free Men” and a Declaration of Independence.

    The Committee for Community made up of representatives of the Switchboard, Free Medical Clinic, Housing Office, Free Store, Oracle and others, who do not wish to be named, called its second meeting on the Death of Hippie celebration Wednesday. All those present could agree on the necessity for the “Death of Hippy.” Most felt that media had created the concepts of “Hippy,” hippy culture, ethics, and hippy community. There was a general consensus that the media’s image enticed many dissatisfied young people to the Haight—people who in most cases had not made an internal commitment to drop out.

    This influx of uncommitted people in need of housing, food and other services changed the environment for those already there. They tried to fulfill the needs of the newcomers. “Rather than asking them to do their thing, the community tried to give them what they came for,” as one person put it. Many speakers expressed concern that the resulting situation destroyed the freedom of both the older residents and the new arrivals. Instead of “doing their thing” people were becoming media image “hippies,” they felt.

  3. vicemag:


    The problem is that we’ve lumped too many subcultures and stereotypes into the definition of the hipster. As a result, the word, as an insult, has become completely meaningless. For example, those dorks who dress like it’s 1932 and wear suspenders and buy handlebar mustache wax, those people are defined as hipsters. Young liberals who listen to NPR and write their screenplays in Starbucks, they are hipsters too. So are white kids who listen to hip-hop. Bearded dudes in flannel shirts, girls in rompers with birds on them, people who shop at Urban Outfitters, people with black-framed glasses, rockabilly couples, Prius drivers, bike-riders, Pitchforkreaders, thrift store regulars, vinyl collectors, folk rockers, art school students, trust fund kids, vegans, ex-punks, anyone between the ages of 22 and 35, and any of the 2.6 million people who live in Brooklyn. All hipsters, apparently. If everyone is a hipster, then no one is a hipster. 

    Hipsters are the best thing we’ve got.

    "Are you guys hipsters??"

  5. eatsleepdraw:

    Tranquility, oil on panel, 12x15


  6. theculturetrip:

    Urban Voices: The Best Paris Street Artists

    The grand avenues, picturesque cafes and impressive churches of Paris have long been a source of inspiration for artists. Yet the City of Lights is also home to an underground creative community that uses the infrastructure of the city as a canvas for their street art. Find out more on theculturetrip.com.

  7. whatsthedaily:

    Na Pali coast, Kauai

    (via jakestartedthetrend)