The new magazine for hip(ster) daddios


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The Independent Online

You're a hipster in his thirties with a beard and a kid. What are you gonna read? About hipsters in their thirties with beards and kids. That's the thinking behind Kindling Quarterly, a new magazine about fatherhood launched this week in Brooklyn (obvs).

The journal, which includes a recipe for pumpkin gnocchi and a feature about travelling in Istanbul with a nine-month-old, has received tote-bags full of ridicule. The New Yorker: "Surely an unsympathetic person might say here is a catalogue of effete pseudo-bohemianism featuring locally sourced, artisanal children as the ultimate affectation." Co-founder Michael Perez, responding half-convincingly: "We're trying to be fathers the way a cook nowadays chooses ingredients and pays attention and takes time."