Arcade Fire, the most famous "indie" band ever?Ever made a New Year's resolution vowing to improve your communication skills? To more forcefully assert yourself, perhaps, and stop passively equivocating on important matters? In an offhand way, that's what Panos Panay, the CEO of Sonicbids (th ... More >>
Making the rounds this week is a New York Magazine article entitled "What Was the Hipster?" Written by n 1's Mark Greif, the piece is meant as a critical history of an era pegged to have lasted just 10 years, from 1999 to 2009. The moment supposedly began with the move of Vice magazine from M ... More >>
Does the idea of hipsters as a sociological group or hipsterism as a sociological trend really merit the studying of hipsters as if they were an anthropological goldmine waiting to be excavated for crucial insights into the contemporary human psyche?
Pink air! Origami irony! Writers on the albums (and songs) that shaped them.
Maybe you've heard of "snowflake babies" but never really known what they were. They're not really babies -- just frozen embryos about the size of a comma. But because they can be implanted in women and gestated into children, conservative Christians say the frosted 'flakes are people. And they're r ... More >>
We direct your jaundiced attention to the Wags Review, where several of our recent literary preoccupations--Wells Tower, Brian Evenson, Mark Greif, and David Eggers--stand for interviews or otherwise contribute fiction, etc., to the online-only magazine's first issue. Wag is for "Web-based magazine, ... More >>
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We’d like to think that we don’t actually live on the Internet—after all, there’s no such thing as an online shower . . . yet. But at this panel discussion titled The Internet: We All Live There Now, the editors behind literary magazine n 1 aim to show us exactly how connected, for better ... More >>
n + 1 ponders our online lives