Thought Catalog


How To Be A Hipster

being a hipster

Our mainstream culture is to have a mix of cultures. Rather than that holding onto a single set of values and beliefs, we all change depending on the environment.

Nerds Are The New Jocks

Yet with my waning wisdom I remind us all, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Do you know where that’s from? Of course you do, you’re a nerd. It’s from the thing you said right before you stuffed the starting quarterback into a locker.

Is Lady Gaga The Closest The Mainstream Gets To Avant-Garde?

I don’t know whether Gaga’s procedure can be called systematic. Hell, I don’t even know if we can call it a procedure. This ain’t Claude Monet developing more exaggerated brush-strokes of light and shadow to render a stylized impression of landscapes. If anything, the Gaga schtick seems to flourish by virtue of it’s sharply asystematic, “WTF”-appeal.