The Emergence of Indie Culture

What does it really mean to be “indie”?  For a word that is thrown around so frequently in this day and age it has become quite challenging to distinguish fact from faux.  Christel Loar from writes an interesting review of Kaya Oakes’ Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture (June 2009, Paperback, 256 pages, $14.00) in which she looks at how the author incorporates her own personal experiences with academic information in her attempt to discern if “indie” is a movement, lifestyle, fashion statement, some, none or all of the above.