Comment of the Day

Reader: Most so-called hipsters are amazing and here's why

A recent Denver Blogs post featured a Cafe Society reader comment railing against restaurants beloved by "hipster douchebags." The term definitely raised the hackles of many readers, both positively and negatively. Here's one take that decries the pejorative use of this particular H-word.

Melissa Fitzgerald Ball writes:

I am sorry, but what exactly IS a hipster? Anyone know or are we just lumping in a bunch of people under that moniker? Most of the people that I know that are called "hipsters" are the ones that are starting amazing businesses, creating beautiful art and opening great coffee houses and restaurants. They are some of the people that are making Denver a wonderful and exciting place to be. Don't judge a book by its cover and enough with all this hipster shit.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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