Salon Article “Neo-bohemian Rhapsody”


The lede:

“Neighborhoods like Chicago’s Wicker Park and San Francisco’s Mission District — where I lived in the ’80s — once teemed with hipsters living cheaply and making art. But should we be nostalgic for a life we ourselves transformed?”

Frankly, I am oh so tired of this discussion, but hey, it’s not everyday that my ‘hood is mentioned in Salon.



The impetus for this article is the new book, Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City, by Richard D. Lloyd , which is about Wicker Park specifically.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jason (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 8:55 pm

    I am disappointed. Even though Jinx is in one of the photos on the cover, I am not given credit for gentrifying the neighborhood, which I did single-handedly.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

    Next, they’ll deny you credit for mainstreaming and thus ruining blogging. Life is cruel!

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