Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Back in the USSR: Coop on the Stilyagi, Soviet Hipsters of the 1950s

On the Stilyagi, hipsters of the U.S.S.R:

"Although they were Russians, they called each other by such names as "Bob" and "Joe." In Moscow, they referred to their hangout, Gorki Prospekt, as "Broadway." They chewed gum, they affected an odd walk that involved stretching their necks as they went down the street, and they loved to listen to American jazz."

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