Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:46 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:15 AM
No. No, not at all. I thought that hipsterism was a self conscious thing that was cultivated as image for one's own self and one's elite little clique. Cassavetes, artisanal anything, "pants that fit" (if only, tangential to this idea is pants too big/ below yer ass, besides, pants that fit has been a staple of late middle age/senior lifestyle since whenever), and plenty more that has vacated my mind due to the rant. I might agree with the cultural omnivorous if the examples weren't so narrowly skewed.
I'm not sure about Walt Whitman. However, how popular and ubiquitous was Leaves of Grass at the time? It is considred a great work of American letters now. If it was despised, or suppressed then, I might agree. Though I'm not sure Whitman cultivated anything about himself other than one-off-eccentricity.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:26 AM
Maybe it's the jet lag, but I don't get the joke.
Poking fun at your inclusion in the book that is the title of this thread.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 03:06 PM
Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:13 PM
: Oh, I thought it was the Claritin joke. You know, all the chest high "grasses".
I don't get the Claritin reference, but the grasses did get me thinking of Malick (who, according to McCracken, is popular with hipsters -- or at least hipsters like McCracken).
Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:41 PM
I thought it was Jeffrey in the photo, but wasn't quite sure.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:11 PM
It was a beautiful weekend in NYC. I didn't have time to take pictures while I was there, but he posted a bunch on Facebook.
Edited by Overstreet, 07 March 2011 - 07:17 PM.
Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:29 AM
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:34 AM
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:13 PM
These are the sorts of questions I’m always asking, and they’re questions that loom large in my next book project, which I’m proud to say I started writing last week (after signing a contract with Baker Books, who will be publishing it).
I don’t want to say too much about the specifics of the book just yet… But I will say that it’s admittedly ambitious and sprawling, and will require immense energies and focus as I write it over the next 14 months (even as I work full time, pursue relationships, and continue to travel and speak in support of HC). That said, it’s going to be an absolute blast to write. The research for this book will take me to Switzerland, Spain, England, Chicago, New York, among many other places. It will require me to spend plenty of hours conversing with baristas and filmmakers and poets and musicians, and may require a few trips to breweries and wineries. It won’t be a bad gig.
As I begin the writing process, one thing that is motivating me is my firmly held belief in the radical nature of nuance. Moderation. Balance.
Edited by Overstreet, 11 June 2011 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:01 AM
Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:07 AM
Why do Christian authors and journalists so often say "the culture" rather than just "culture"? Unless I unconsciously block it out, I only ever see the article used in Christian writing.
Is this a throwback to the initial Christianity Today era when Evangelicalism was emerging in response to a specific, monolithic alternative to conservative Christianity that was emerging in the 50s and 60s? So there was "the culture" out there that we needed to "engage"?
Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:49 AM
But was he wearing the lederhosen ironically?