Please don't use images like this without warning. Many of your readers (surely I'm not the only L reader who works at a computer screen in a stuffy office) can get in serious trouble if they're caught with NSFW images onscreen.
To say that The Doors "were" Ray Manzarek is as misguided as saying that they "were" Morrison. They were a true ensemble. Morrison is overrated and the other three are underrated, but the best songs feature the best of all four of them.
I doubt that the movie could be as interesting as this review.
To add to what has already been said in comments... "Hipsters" are a catch-all term that confuses people, and there are many types of people who fit into that category.
People who work for a living but have interesting haircuts will not move to Bay Ridge in droves. They have too many more options.
Cool people who are poor or are living on a fixed income/trust fund and have an incentive to save as much money as possible... they will move to Bay Ridge.
But there are less of those people. Most "hipsters" are working or are independently wealthy enough to move into the "already hip" areas. The artist-type hipsters who have an incentive to move to an inconvenient area in order to save fifty bucks a month on rent aren't moving to the city as much anymore. You might think you're seeing them, but you're just seeing people who dress like them.
This is one of the best articles I've read on the topic. Many people ask the question "Is the album dead?" But this is one of the few that dares to answer "Yes," and also dares to put "the album" in the context of history and say, "It might not have been much of a thing in the first place."
With much less success, but more jokes, I attempted to answer the same question in this post from a few years ago:
This is one of the best articles to ever come out of this magazine.
Thanks for saving me the trouble of reading that inane-sounding Times article. So glad I read this instead.
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