"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Born between 1944 and 1953: the Blank Generation.

Categories: Browbeating | 8 Comments

HiLobrow is superficially similar, as we’ve noted, to Middlebrow. So HiLobrow despises Middlebrow for the same reason that idlers detest slackers, and punks detest rockists: we’re afraid that we’re really just like them. No wonder, then, that hilo types are ambivalent — not apathetic, but torn in opposing directions — about New Age. “At its […]

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Happy birthday to some of our high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. All hilo birthdays. *** Abraham Maslow (HI: life’s work); Jimmy Cliff (LO: life’s work); Samuel R. Delany (HILO: life’s work); Method Man (LO: life’s work) Ron “Horshack” Palillo (LO: Welcome Back, Kotter); Buddy Ebsen (LO: The Beverly Hillbillies); Max Ernst (HILO: life’s work); […]