Google Glass, Mines, and Hipsters: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Is Google Glass really "killing cities" or just the douchebags who wear them? Are mines bringing cities down—literally? Is the Bowery doomed? Is Berlin really over? We examine these questions and more, in this week's edition of What's Ruining Our Cities. » 3/07/14 4:40pm 3/07/14 4:40pm

The Best U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under (Based On What They Like)

While there are thousands of "best places to live" lists, hardly any of them focus on the world's most important population segment: Americans under 35. The Livability Index, compiled by Vocativ, a new Vice-esque site, measures cities in the only ways that really matter: from the percentage of young people, to the number … » 11/07/13 6:00pm 11/07/13 6:00pm

Starbucks Typewriter Guy Is Here to Answer All Your Burning Questions

As you may remember, yesterday, we put up a post poking fun at this then-stranger who'd been photographed using a typewriter in Starbucks by one of his fellow students. Cries of rage soon followed from both sympathizers and opponents alike. This man's typewriter and our mocking tone struck a chord. For some of you, a… » 3/13/13 3:03pm 3/13/13 3:03pm

The Hilariously Scientific Medicine to Cure a Hipster

It's very likely that if you're reading this, you may be afflicted with Hyper Involuntary Panic Stress Tension Elevation also known as HIPSTER. Or maybe if you're not, you know someone who is. Here's the most hilarious way to cure them: Unpretentiousil. This spoof ad drops the science of being a hipster and how it can … » 2/09/13 1:00am 2/09/13 1:00am

This Coffee Shop Just Wants Everyone To Stop Instagramming Already

Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco had something of a problem with loud customers being all "hipstery" and annoying the neighbors, so they posted a notice kindly asking hipsters to shut the hell up. Only a few days later, the sign had to be amended to include another forbidden act which had suddenly become popular:… » 8/26/12 6:00pm 8/26/12 6:00pm

Hey Microsoft: Enough With the Hipsters

Do you wear silly hats? Glasses that cover more than 35% percent of your face? Have a beard, even though you can't fully grow one? Wear jeans that fit extraordinarily well? Love coke? Then you'll adore Microsoft's Kin, in theory! » 4/13/10 4:40pm 4/13/10 4:40pm