An article published by Aljazeera titled “The Peril of Hipster Economics” has been going viral and I’m seeing it all over my newsfeeds. A lot of the blame of gentrification and masking of troubled situations in urban areas has been put on hipsters. Today in the Philadelphia section of Reddit a well-known hipster pizza shop owner answers the question of how he feels about gentrifying the neighborhood.
Get your palette up yo! Nah, I’m playing. You’re allowed to like or dislike whatever you want. All I ask is that you try things before you denounce them and that’s exactly what these brave souls from Buzzfeed did when they were given the task of trying these “strange” Asian foods. I’ve had most of these dishes so I’m going to dive a bit deeper.
Dutch photographer Desire Van Den Berg was surprised when she stumbled upon a trendy boutique in Tokyo called Baby Shoop. The shop adorned a tagline, “Black for Life” and featured styles that were reminiscent of hip-hop culture in America. Young adults who remain loyal to a movement called “B-style” often frequent the shop to find products that represent Black culture.