Tag: London

Portlandia, 90s culture, hipsters
Culture, Literary

Will Self: Talentless Hipsters and Commodification Culture


This awful cult of talentless hipsters has its Mecca in Los Angeles, according to Will Self. He asserts his generation took the avant-garde and turned it into a successful rearguard action by the flying columns of capitalism’s blitzkrieg. What to make of the commodification and democratization of culture, and where to go from here?

Banksy, graffiti art
Urban Art

Banksy: Satirical Outlaw, Graffiti Bomber, Mockumentarian


Hiding in the back alleys and behind a hoodie, he stencils freehand Gorillas in Pink Masks. An international art sensation makes a film about making a film about a guy who wants to become an international art sensation. The pseudonymous street artist Banksy has turned his well-marketed cultural irreverence into a boom time in the discontent industry.