Bill Keller, who gave up his job as executive editor of the NYT to spend more time
with his family writing, has a column today* where he calls the HBO show Girls “aggressively hip.” Keller is older than I am, and I know that I am too old to recognize “aggressively hip” if it comes up and bites me on the tush. If something strikes me as “aggressively hip,” I know by definition it cannot be.
I just thought Girls was about a group of young people living in Hell, with Hell this time set in Brooklyn. Maybe that’s redundant.
* “Wising Up to Facebook”