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October 28, 2011
'Hipsters' (Stilyagi) No MPAA rating; In Russian with English subtitles Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes Playing: At the Nuart, West Los Angeles
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November 22, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Death and denial were made for each other, but for those facing tragedy, the raw truth can be a tonic. In "We're Gonna Die," theater artist Young Jean Lee turns the bleaker facts of life into a delightful, hourlong hipster cabaret. The show, a presentation of UCLA's Center For the Art of Performance running through Sunday at the Actors' Gang at the Ivy Substation in Culver City, introduces one of New York's most exciting experimental playwrights to Southern California. Daft, direct, unvarnished and stylishly awkward, Lee's shape-shifting work doesn't try to bowl us over with its polish and professionalism.
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NEWS
February 11, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller and Betty Hallock
Councilman Eric Garcetti's running for mayor and in his pursuit for campaign funds already has jammed with Moby at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. His performance on keyboards and conga drums last week helped earn his campaign $250,000 -- a one-night civic record, says the Hollywood Reporter . So what's next? Now he's moving on from "high-achieving young hipsters from the digital world" to the dining and drinking elite by hosting a food, wine and cocktail tasting at the Petersen Automotive Museum  on Feb. 20 with a slew of L.A. chefs and mixologists.
HOME & GARDEN
October 18, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Cemeteries have always intrigued me, since the time as a young boy when I ran across a freshly dug grave, two teenagers at the bottom of the pit, doing the things teenagers do when they get a little privacy. Since then, I always found cemeteries a little sexy. As kids, we always romped through the nearby graveyard as respectfully as a bunch of 10-year-olds could, chasing rabbits amid the tombstones, playing hide-and-seek. Always thought the spirits probably enjoyed our company, as much as we enjoyed the Huckleberry freedoms that a leafy old cemetery can offer.
NEWS
November 17, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Thompson LES takes hip seriously. In a piece examining rock bands rooted in the Lower East Side, the hotel's Room 100 magazine dubs recording artist Moby the area's "unlikeliest of elder statesmen. " OK, I get that this Manhattan hotel understands the area's HQ (hip quotient). So it's no wonder that one of its room packages, starting at $299 per night, comes with discounts at local boutiques and stores — especially for those who might need to get their sartorial mojo going.
NATIONAL
June 18, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
It turns out America still makes something. That would be: hipsters. And the numbers say the world can't get enough of 'em. According to Google search data examined by the Los Angeles Times, global searches for “hipster” and “hipster”-related topics are soaring toward an all-time high in 2012. Worldwide, searches have tripled in the last three years with no signs of slowing. This despite the fact that barely anybody knows what a “hipster” is. Hipsters started out as a mostly white, mostly urban, mostly obscure-music-listening, vintage-clothes-wearing youth subculture.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Oh, the pressure we put on young people today. Not only are they expected to survive helicopter parenting, compete for slots at over-priced universities and then find jobs in an increasingly scanty workforce, we also need them to have more diverse and carefree sex than any previous generation — all while exchanging crackling "Juno"-esque banter with their misfit but socially insightful friends. To wit, MTV's new half-hour dramedy "I Just Want My Pants Back," which premiered as a sneak-peek in August, a completely ridiculous yet randomly entertaining exhibition of all these desires.
NEWS
September 5, 2001
I saw red when I read that staff writer Susan Carpenter's "stereo is preset to KCRW--Muzak for aging hipsters" ("35, and Acting Her Age," Aug. 28). Calling what KCRW plays Muzak? It's only the best, most creative, most unique, most adventurous radio on this planet. And for aging hipsters? I don't think that Susan has even listened to the whole sphere of music offered by KCRW, or she would realize the error of her words. CATHY BARTELS Laguna Beach
NEWS
October 1, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
Can Los Angeles be a city for cyclists? That's the question The Times asked in its editorial Sunday kicking off its weeks-long exploration of changing transportation priorities. Readers, especially on Facebook , gave us an earful -- and it was, should we say, spirited. The first comment -- "NEVER!" -- set the tone for much of this particular thread, in which the conventional rules on capitalization were not infrequently violated. One piqued reader wrote the following comment -- in original punctuation and capitalization -- further down in the Facebook thread: "Here we go!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2005
I am hard-pressed to remember a more pointless piece of journalism than Gina Piccalo's recent portrait of an alleged "industry" of trend watchers/predictors ["Fads Are So Yesterday," Oct. 9] -- people who claim to be "coolhunters" specializing in "interpreting the broad societal movements that transcend our flash fancies and reveal new marketing opportunities." Hilarious, these aging hipsters. I'd bet big bucks that none of these self-proclaimed "hipster gurus" predicted the explosive recent rise in the popularity of poker or any of the other countless trends that these bold "futurists" have undoubtedly missed while hanging out in Starbucks.
NEWS
October 1, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
Can Los Angeles be a city for cyclists? That's the question The Times asked in its editorial Sunday kicking off its weeks-long exploration of changing transportation priorities. Readers, especially on Facebook , gave us an earful -- and it was, should we say, spirited. The first comment -- "NEVER!" -- set the tone for much of this particular thread, in which the conventional rules on capitalization were not infrequently violated. One piqued reader wrote the following comment -- in original punctuation and capitalization -- further down in the Facebook thread: "Here we go!
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake and Joe Flint
At NBC's “Today,” orange is the new black. On Thursday, Deborah Turness, the new president of NBC News, and Don Nash, executive producer of "Today," previewed the morning program's redesigned set, which will be officially unveiled to viewers Monday. The open-plan set, which took 30 days to construct, is the first redesign for the show in seven years and was in the works before Turness was named to replace Steve Capus as president. Highlights of the “hipster New York City apartment,” as Nash described the environs, include a 360-degree rotating floor, a souped-up touch-screen weather map, and energy-efficient LED lighting.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Are you a hipster searching for a hipster TV set? Then look no further than LG. The South Korean company has announced a new retro TV set that is sure to be a hit with the nostalgia-seeking, record-player-loving crowd. Complete with working volume and channel dials, LG's new vintage-style TV tube is framed by a simple creamy-colored frame that evokes memories of the days when TV design meant more than just putting together a big black rectangle.  PHOTOS: Six things rich tech execs splurge on The set sits on four white legs and features a noticeable speaker below its dials that should provide the perfect sound when listening to Mumford & Sons or She & Him. Although it's missing a rabbit-ear antenna, the set is ideal for gluten-free, all-vegan TV dinners.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake was kitschy long before being kitschy became a hallmark of counterculture cool. The venerable German beer garden on Glendale Boulevard, which has always been earnest about its over-the-top Bavarian-themed decor and dirndl-clad bartenders, is now situated across the street from one of hipsterdom's most self-consciously ironic and aggressively kitschy bars, the Cha Cha Lounge. This faded Frau of Silver Lake was cool long before a pilgrimage of the young and tragically hip led to a steady gentrification process that last fall resulted in Forbes magazine dubbing Silver Lake "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhood.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Here's another reason to be annoyed at hipsters: They're driving up the price of beer. A recent study has found that the price of low- and mid-range beers has been climbing at U.S. bars and restaurants. And the guy who oversaw the study for Massachusetts-based research firm Restaurant Sciences said he thinks the popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon could be the cause. “While all the attention has been on craft beers, the price of mainstay brands in the mid-price tier have risen more dramatically,” Research Sciences President Chuck Ellis said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By August Brown
Like so many Hollywood night-life ventures, the idea for the new bar and restaurant Hyperion Public came about when a few friends looked around a room full of amped-up young guys chasing girls around, and thought, "Hmm, maybe we should open a bar together. " Granted, that first meeting ground was actually the local preschool where John Speaks, Paddy Aubrey and Akida Mashaka's kids attended. But the principle holds. Silver Lake's Hyperion Public is a friendly, occasionally rowdy and pointedly local pub that's becoming a staple hang for neighborhood post-hipsters since its October opening.
NEWS
May 31, 1990
Dinosaurs may no longer grace the earth, but don't tell that to Stella Stegosaurus and Dinah Diplodocus. They and a host of other prehistoric creatures are part of an acclaimed musical adventure titled "Dinosaur Rock." The children's quasi-rock opera will be performed at 7 p.m. today in the Ventura High School Auditorium. An award-winning children's album in 1984, "Dinosaur Rock" was adapted for the stage, its original songs performed by a septet of walking, talking and dancing dinosaurs.
OPINION
September 23, 2006
EARNEST MIGHT NOT YET be the new ironic, but, at least in certain quarters, it's giving it a run for its money -- quite literally. The new, generously endowed magazine Good, which launched earlier this month, bills itself as "a free press for the critical idealist." Its founder is 26-year-old Ben Goldhirsh, an Andover Academy/Brown University graduate, unapologetic idealist and a perennial wearer of jeans and Rockport hiking boots.
SPORTS
March 3, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson. Buss summoned Johnson to his room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last fall and, together, for five hours, they clutched each other and told stories and cried. At one point, Buss summoned two nurses to the room. Johnson was worried something was wrong until Buss ordered the three to pose for a picture.
NEWS
February 11, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller and Betty Hallock
Councilman Eric Garcetti's running for mayor and in his pursuit for campaign funds already has jammed with Moby at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. His performance on keyboards and conga drums last week helped earn his campaign $250,000 -- a one-night civic record, says the Hollywood Reporter . So what's next? Now he's moving on from "high-achieving young hipsters from the digital world" to the dining and drinking elite by hosting a food, wine and cocktail tasting at the Petersen Automotive Museum  on Feb. 20 with a slew of L.A. chefs and mixologists.
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