Everything Old Is Hip Again (NYT)

“Our latest infatuation with ‘hipster’ seems to go back several years, perhaps coinciding in part with the flourishing of more colloquial (and hipper) blogs on our website,” writes Philip Corbett. “In 1990 we used the word just 19 times. That number rose gradually to about 100 by 2000, then exploded to 250 or so uses a year from 2005 on.” Perhaps that is a bit much, he concedes. “It may still be useful occasionally, but let’s look for alternatives and try to give it some rest.”

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