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Posts tagged "Authenticity"


A Hipster Is…Anyone But Me

If you ever choose to experience American Hipster 1.0 on the The American Hipster YouTube channel (not exactly a recommendation), you’ll notice a funny thing about those interviewed and the things they have to say. Many, if not most, of the high-school to 20-something crowd defined the “hipster” as something derogatorily vain, something inauthentic, and […]

The Mockingbird MFA: “Creative” Writing and Unoriginal Genius

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” –Ecclesiastes 1:9 Mockingbird’s ars poetica is really saying nothing new, but saying the same old thing over and over and over again, and seeing […]

Inauthentic Authenticity and the Best Way to Sell Yourself (Short)

A terrifically astute article by Stephanie Rosenbloom appeared in this past weekend’s NY Times on the subject of Authenticity. Specifically, how “authentic” has become the buzz word de jour in US politics and newsmedia, and how its meaning has changed as a result. Who doesn’t want to be thought of as authentic, after all? It’s […]