The New Sincerity


In a New York Times op-ed that’s been making its way around the internet, Christy Wampole asserts that irony is the ethos of our age.

At The AtlanticJonathan D. Fitzgerald argues that she has it backwards.

“All across the pop culture spectrum, the emphasis on sincerity and authenticity that has arisen has made it un-ironically cool to care about spirituality, family, neighbors, the environment, and the country. And pollsters find this same trend in the up-and-coming generation from which Wampole culls her hipsters, Millennials.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →