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In the early 19th century, French political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville visited America to observe its political system in action.

In the early 21st century, French journalism student Lorena Galliot visited Williamsburg, Brooklyn to observe... its hipsters.

"The Hipster Hunt" chronicles her attempts to pin down the elusive definition of "hipster," much to the chagrin of the actual hipsters she's interviewing.

[kottke.]

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