An Afternoon Panel, Symposium, and Historical Investigation
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Mark Greif (n+1)
Jace Clayton (dj/Rupture)
Christian Lorentzen (Harper’s)
+ Special Guests TBA
Free and Open to the Public
Who was the turn-of-the-century hipster? Who is free enough of the hipster taint to write the hipster’s history without contempt or nostalgia? Why do we declare the neo-hipster moment over—in fact, it had ended by 2003—when the hipster’s “global brand” has just reached apotheosis?
A panel of n+1 writers invites n+1 subscribers and the public to join a collective investigation. Short presentations will be followed by audience debate, comment, and recollection, to be transcribed and published in book form later this year.
Saturday, April 11, 2009, 2 pm – 4 pm.
The New School University, Theresa Lang Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. No tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served. Please come early.
Have April Fools Jokes been given an extension?
This seems to call for a good old fashioned IRONIC FIELD TRIP.
The Other Lindsay Robertson Is Getting A Fancy Bike
I know it’s a total cliche to be fascinated by the emails you get for another person with the same name, but I get like two per week and I love them. Here’s this week’s, from someone at a custom bike shop:
Hello, What does the color stone looks like? I need a little help/direction before I can start. Any nuggets of wisdom would be absolutely great and very much appreciated. Please point me in the right direction. Thank you for your help. Thanks, Joan
I wrote back “It seems I got this email by mistake, but I think it’s a grayish beige.”
“Miss Liberty bowed her head. From on high and nigh, she witnessed the horrifying cataclysm. There were tears in her eyes. And the nation cries with her. Denver was not torched, but it has been touched.”—
I am proud to introduce 911 Happened To Me! to the world. It’s a site devoted to compiling the most inane, alarmist, reactionary and Irony Is Dead comments everyone said — and I mean everyone — in the days after September 11. 9-11 turned every person into a moron. The site exists to document that. You all have something in your old emailbox, or a particularly ridiculous column someone wrote, or just something uniquely insane. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.