Question from a friend: Is Lviv (or Ukraine) becoming Hipster?

There’s a conservatism in E Europe, as well as a fear and respect for historical oppression that seems to preclude hipster culture.

It may look and feel hipster, and it certainly places a premium on creativity and expression, but you don’t have that nihilism and fraud generally associated with Western hipsters.

Perhaps this is a case of the copy being better than the original. (Eastern Europe copies and aspires toward Western success in many facets of life, business, society.)

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