The Weekly Filet brings you the five best links of the week, every Friday. Making sense of the big issues of our time (with a healthy dose of serendipity and nerdiness). Curated by journalist David Bauer.

How to Live Without Irony

The New York Times

Movember is drawing to an end, all those moustaches that men have been growing to be part of a hipsterish charity movement will be shaved off. But the attitude remains. We’re in the age of ironic living now. Thus goes a pretty compelling argument in the NY Times’ Opinionator blog: Irony is the ethos of our age and the hipster is our archetype of ironic living.

Published in Weekly Filet #94, in August 2014.

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