- LiP magazine
title = LiP Magazine
image_size = 150px
image_caption = LiP Magazine: Informed Revolt
editor = Brian Awehali
frequency = Quarterly
circulation = 25,000 [LiP Magazine's self-described "pass-through" readership is 25,000. Source: LiP Magazine: Advertising in Lip. [http://www.lipmagazine.org/] ]
category = Political Magazine
company = LiP Magazine
publisher = LiP Magazine
January 1, 1996
country = USA
language = English
website = [http://www.lipmagazine.org/ www.lipmagazine.org]
issn = |
LiP Magazine was an alternative magazine that has taken on various incarnations since it was founded by former
Britannica.comeditor Brian Awehali in 1996. The first issue, with a run of only 100 copies, was distributed by hand to about a dozen independent bookstores and coffee shops around Chicago. Later, LiP became an online zine, and then resumed print publication in 2003. It continues to be run as a non-profit organizationby a young, all-volunteer staff. LiP took a satirical, analytical, and often biting approach to what it called “a culture machine that strips us of our desires and sells them back as product and mass mediocracy.”
Editorial contributors included activists like
Winona LaDukeand cultural critics like Mark Crispin Miller.
LiP was based in the
San Francisco Bay Area, it ceased publication in 2007.
*2002: "Best Online Culture Coverage"
UtneAward Nominee and "Best Content E-Zine" South by SouthwestPeople's Choice Award
*2004: "Best New Magazine" Utne Award Nominee
*2005: "Best Culture Coverage" Utne Award Nominee
Project CensoredAwards: "Brave New World: Surveying Privacy in the Age of Surveillance," (Anna Samson Miranda, Winter 2004) and "Trust Us, We're the Government: How the U.S. Government Stole $137 Billion of Indian Money," (Brian Awehali, Winter 2004)
"LiP takes creative aim at a culture machine that strips us of our desires and sells them back as product and mass mediocracy. Brazen, audacious and presumptuous, LiP combines a biting aesthetic consciousness with a structural understanding of power. Refusing to be colonized by despair, cynicism or apathy, LiP gives voice to those working for a sustainable society rooted in cooperation and diversity. LiP confronts the miserabilist capitalist system with dangerous humor, liberated eroticism and informed revolt."
* [http://www.lipmagazine.org/ LiP magazine - Homepage]
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