The Hipster Slave Trade

BEAT ROYALTY CALLS IT THE “HIPSTER SLAVE TRADE.” BEAT ROYALTY IS RIGHT.

New article in the New York Times informs us that both Vice magazine and The Strokes are “cool” and “hip.” It’s hard to count on how many levels this particular article makes us want to grab a bucket and vomit up all of our Thanksgiving weekend meals.

We guess this article works if you actually believe that rubbing elbows with Jack Black is something to write home about or bringing home a deck signed by a shitty band is somehow awesome. We’d like to write a companion piece called “How I Was a Retarded Wannabe In My Youth” or “Getting Paid Money for Doing Work Rocks Harder than Acting Like a Jackass All Summer” or “How I Broke Into the Business of Making No Dinero for Life Because I Thought Being Cool Was Enough” or “How I Spent My Summer Sleeping On My Girlfriend’s Couch Because I’m Poor… Until She Dumped Me.”

Didn’t anyone ever read Catcher in the Rye? THE ARTICLE IN QUESTION: “The Intern as Hipster” by Sarah Schmidt.