Michael Hirschorn believes we’re drowning in “quirk.” At least, that’s what he says in a recent post on The Atlantic website, and it’s causing quite a backlash online.

“Quirk” is defined by Hirschorn as something that defines today’s indie culture, and he cites examples such as Wes Anderson, This American Life, the books of Augusten Burroughs, Flight of the Conchords and more.

So what’s his problem with “quirk?” According to Hirschorn, he thinks it can “quickly become exhausting”, and says:

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