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Le dandy, ou l'art de plaire en déplaisant. LoveToKnow. Source Walter Benjamin, in his treatise Charles Baudelaire, writes: "The dandy is a creation of the English" (p. 96).


If dandyism, the style and the practice, is a uniquely English construct, it was the French who defined it in prose and poetry. The French author Jules Barbey D'Aurevilly, in his 1845 essay "Du dandysme et de George Brummell," described it as a nationally characteristic mode of vanity combined with "the force of [an] English originality … as profound as her national spirit. " Anton Moonen - Snob-watcher. Par Antonius Moonen le 16 Avril 2015 à 18:18 Las d'attendre les décisions des éditeurs (qui ignorent mes services utiles), j'ai décidé de venir à votre secours, via ce blog qui se veut à la fois "very niche" et "cosmopolite", probablement un brin malicieux et osé, mais où le snobisme conservateur n'est pas oublié.

Anton Moonen - Snob-watcher

Que Madame de Rothschild soit rassurée! Snobs et antisnobs seront les bienvenus. Mais comment, me demanderiez-vous, repérer ce qui n'a pas été vraiment théorisé ni officialisé? Le snobisme n'est ni un mouvement artistique, ni une classe sociale. Le snobisme est aussi une façon d’être en contre-culture. Aujourd’hui, le snobisme mérite plus que jamais d’être considéré. Toutefois, comme la bêtise et le bon sens, le snobisme est très partagé.

Deux ou trois leçons de snobisme, d’Eric Neuhoff. Vanity Fair: The Snob's Dictionary Video Series. Geek world geek universe. GEGeek. Geek Culture/After Y2K/The Joy of Tech: pretty much everything you've ever wanted. ThatBohemianGirl. A Slip of a Girl. The Mary Sue - A Guide To Girl Geek Culture. GEEKS. The Code of the Geeks v3.12. The Code of the Geeks v3.12.

The Code of the Geeks v3.12

Geek. Joseph Reagle on the gender gap in geek culture. Is geek culture sexist?

Joseph Reagle on the gender gap in geek culture

Joseph Reagle, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Northeastern University and author of a new paper entitled, “Free as in Sexist? Free culture and the gender gap,” returns to Surprisingly Free to address geek feminism and the technology gender gap. According to Reagle, only 1% of the free software community and 9% of Wikipedia editors are female, which he sees as emblematic of structural problems in the geek community. While he does not believe that being a geek or a nerd is in any way synonymous with being a sexist, he concludes that three things that he otherwise loves—geekiness, openness, and the rhetoric and ideology of freedom–are part of the problem inasmuch as they allow informal cliques to arise, dominate the discussion, and squeeze out minority views.

Reagle further supports efforts to form female-only subcultures within the geek community, which opponents argue goes against the free software value of openness. Download. 50 citazioni fondamentali. Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome. Stuff for Smart Masses. 10 Scariest Monsters from Lovecraft's Cthulu. It takes a special kind of person to create an alternate universe populated by malevolent sea-creature gods.

10 Scariest Monsters from Lovecraft's Cthulu

It takes even more special people to canonize and expand upon that world. A Lovecraftian Bestiary. Unreality - Your Online Portal for Movies, TV, Video Games and Unreal Stuff. Nerd. Popular Science - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading. EMP Museum - Music + Sci-fi + Pop Culture. Star Trek Homepage. Hipsters. Hipster Translator. Hipsters couldn't incite more blind hatred if they were all ginger-haired Al-Qaeda members.

Hipster Translator

But why? Could it be their taste in music? The Hipster Alphabet. Unhappy Hipsters. The Hipsterfication Of America. Hide captionConcertgoers move in a spray of cooling mist as they dance amid the heat of the desert at the hipster Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., in April.

The Hipsterfication Of America

Mike Blake/Reuters /Landov Concertgoers move in a spray of cooling mist as they dance amid the heat of the desert at the hipster Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., in April. The hotel lobby in Franklin, Tenn., has an ultra-urban loft-esque feel — exposed air ducts, austere furniture and fixtures, music videos projected onto a flat panel.

Everywhere there is lava-lampish aqua and amber lighting. Sale racks near the front desk display chargers for iPods and BlackBerrys and a variety of snacks, including Cocoa Puffs and Red Bulls. Photos of Brooklyn Before and After the Hipsters. Brooklyn, like Oakland, was a great place to live before the hipsters took over and brought their fixies and crappy beer and artisanal donuts. Think about that for a moment: Artisanal donuts. Now the rents are off the charts, there’s an apothecary on every other block and you can’t escape the sound of Arcade Fire and Tame Impala. Kristy Chatelain takes us back to a time before the hipsters in her series Brooklyn Changing. Chatelain moved to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint in 2006 and fell in love with all the Polish mom-and-pop shops that lined its streets. Hipster-zine.pdf. Hipster Bingo Cards: “When You See, You’ll Know”

Philadelphia-based graphic designer Paul Buller is selling these hilarious Hipster Bingo cards in his Etsy shop.

Hipster Bingo Cards: “When You See, You’ll Know”

Directions from his site: Mod/Hipster Clothing. The end of the hipster: how flat caps and beards stopped being so cool. Meet Josh.

The end of the hipster: how flat caps and beards stopped being so cool

The 18 Most Hipster Books Of All Time. #HipsterBooks was trending on Twitter last week thanks to a flurry of riffs on classic book titles: Remembrance of Things Pabst, A Farewell to Non-Inked Arms, He’s Just Not That Into Your Vinyl Collection.

The 18 Most Hipster Books Of All Time

All puns aside, we got to thinking about which books are commonly enjoyed by the younger, trendier counterculture. It’s easy to make jokes about hipsters, which is exactly why we will. But it’s also interesting to examine the commonalities these stories share, and why these books resonate so strongly with contemporary readers. “Hipster” has a nebulous definition, maybe intentionally so. Steampunk.

Steampunk. Steampunk. Steampunk. The Steampunk Tribune. Brass Goggles:The lighter side of Steampunk. Technology & Romance - Fashion, Style, & Science. Steampunk. SteamPunk Magazine. The 6 Rules Of Steampunk Fashion. 55 Steampunk Reads For The Holiday. The Steampunk Workshop. Steampunk Websites. Steampunk. Steampunk. On Thingpunk. The symbols of the divine initially show up at the trash stratum. — Philip K. Dick Increasingly, it feels like we live in a kind of Colonial Williamburg for the 20th century. With the introduction of networked digital devices we’ve gone through an epochal technological transformation, but it hasn’t much changed the design of our physical stuff. We’re like historical reenacters hiding our digital watches under bloused sleeves to keep from breaking period. Steampunk Tendencies.

Clockwork Couture. Emerging Trends. Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents. One hundred years ago, a crisis in urban masculinity created the lumberjack aesthetic. What Goth Culture Looks Like Around The World. A Brief Historical Overview. The Cambridge Guide to Gothic Literature. 26 Pictures That Show Just How Hardcore ’70s Punk Really Was.

Photos of Five Decades of Club Kids. London is known for all sorts. Gothic, Victorian, Medieval & Vintage & other clothing. Deranged Designs Punk, Goth, DIY, Custom Handmade Clothing. Londres et ses années folles 65-68. Durant le Swinging London «Tu rentrais dans un bar et tu tombais sur Brian Jones, Hendrix, deux Beatles, tous assis en rond. Nous étions le centre de l’univers et ça a duré trois ans comme ça », se souvenait Lemmy Kilmister en 2010. Le bassiste de Motorhead a beau abuser de toutes les substances interdites depuis plus de quarante ans, sur ce coup-là, faut le croire ! Tout comme Paris (particulièrement les quartiers de Montmartre et de Montparnasse) fut dans les années 1920 le théâtre d’un renouveau intellectuel et artistique, Londres et son Swinging London connut ses années folles de 1965 à 1968.

À la seule différence que les garçons aux cheveux longs s’appelaient Mick Jagger ou Donovan et que les filles aux minijupes se prénommaient Twiggy ou Marianne Faithfull. Pour la première fois de son histoire, la jeunesse londonienne avait de l’argent à dépenser et l’esprit assez libre pour déclencher une folle explosion créative et vivre pleinement une libération débridée des mœurs.