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It’s in the latest issue of GQ.

Breakdown:

  • Gary Shteyngart tells us about why M.I.A. is cool, then mentions his “own immigrant past” four paragraphs in.
  • Gary Shteyngart tells us he’s assigned to write 7,000 words on M.I.A., so he talks about going to Oberlin College, listening to 90’s gangsta rap, and eating fast food.
  • The word “hipster” is mentioned several times, including a quote from Histerrunoff.com.
  • Writes the whole thing from the point of view of a dorky Russian American who is really excited to be hanging out with a really cool girl.
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