"You Just Don't See That In New York:" MTV Exec Studies the Millennials of St. Louis

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Jon Gitchoff
What do the milennials have to teach MTV?
Alison Hillhouse doesn't like to use the word "hipster."

As MTV's vice president of Insights Innovation, Hillhouse, 37, is tasked with studying young people -- including those who fall under that deprecatory label -- and glean new truths or trends that guide developers to create the popular network's new hit show.

So when she arrived from New York to study the revitalization of a city she'd once called home, she didn't ask where the "hipster" hang-outs were. She asked to talk to the artists, the entrepreneurs, the gadflies, the city-dwellers, the movers and shakers, the tastemakers of the millennial generation.

And her search took her to Cherokee Street.

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Lyft vs. Taxis: St. Louis Alderman and Cabbie Debate St. Louis' Transportation Future

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Lindsay Toler
Umar Lee, a taxi driver, defends cabbies in St. Louis at the Royale.
With St. Louis potentially days away from allowing Uber to launch here legally, two of the men leading the dialogue about ridesharing in the Lou faced off debate-style at the Royale Monday night.

Cheered on by a happily-buzzed crowd of about 30 people, Alderman Scott Ogilvie advocated for ridesharing and Lyft, the San Francisco-based company still fighting a temporary restraining order in St. Louis court, while cab driver Umar Lee stumped for the industry that is already giving people rides for money.

"My vision for the St. Louis region is a turkey in every pot and a mustache on every car," Ogilvie told the crowd.

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USA Today: How to Spend a Hipster Weekend in St. Louis

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Jon Gitchoff
USA Today suggests Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records for your hipster music needs.
The word "hipster" is used so often now we're not totally sure what it means anymore.

In USA Today's latest weekend travel guide, "hipster" means eating donuts, shopping for vinyl and drinking craft beer. (Actually, that sounds pretty great.)

The national newspaper offered readers its top picks for a hipster getaway to St. Louis on Monday, touting places like Cherokee Street, Courtesy Diner, Vintage Vinyl, the Heavy Anchor and Strange Donuts.

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