The Rip Off Review of Western Culture

The Rip Off Review of Western Culture is an American underground magazine best known for its run during the late 1960s and early 1970s.Image:the-rip-off-review-of-western-culture-sample-cover


The magazine was focused on presenting an underground and countercultural perspective on the conventional western civilization. Its pages included a mix of works from fresh, independent artists, literary figureheads of the countercultural movement, and trenchant social and political commentary. The Rip Off Review of Western Culture also featured music, art, poetry, and graphic stories, embodying the free-spirited ethos of its time.

Publication History

Founded by Peter Stafford and John Bryan in San Francisco, California, The Rip Off Review of Western Culture became an influential voice within the counterculture movement of the late 60s and early 70s. It was recognized for its bold and unapologetic exploration of alternative viewpoints, challenging the mainstream norms and societal conventions.

The magazine featured contributions from notable figures in the counterculture, including comix artists Greg Irons and Jim Osborne, poet and painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and author and psychedelic proponent Timothy Leary.

The Rip Off Review of Western Culture published a total of three issues between 1969 and 1972. Despite its short-lived existence, it left a lasting mark on the counterculture scene and underground press movement.{{Categories}}

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