Hello! Rife Magazine ceased publishing new work in July 2022.

We've kept the magazine online as an archive and hope you'll still continue to enjoy all of its contributions from the last 8 years.

Jon Aitken

Jon came to Rife magazine as a YouTuber and serial tweeter. Throughout his internship he frequently covered LGBT+ issues, live events and even got into an online argument with a high profile artist about their comments on whether young people belong in cultural places (they do).

He now works as a freelance video editor, content creator and workshop leader, getting young people to make their first ever vlogs.

Why aren't young people going to cultural places? Oh, this is why:

One half of the internationally famous Chapman brothers said something and Jon has a problem with it.
Arts/Culture / / Jon Aitken

This is an article about a bridge in Bristol (not the famous one)

Jon’s Bristol is under threat, or he’s just weirdly sentimental about a bridge: you decide.
Bristol / / Jon Aitken

XLR Festival 2014 - back with a bang

XLR Festival is back for 2014 and there’s loads of stuff on offer – for free.
Music / / Jon Aitken

We felt the VYBE, did you?

Rife went to VYBE this weekend and had an amazing time - some of us even managed to get in...
Bristol / / Jon Aitken

Can you tell if somebody is gay based on what they want in a relationship?

Our sexuality is part of our identity; it doesn't define us.
Social Issues / / Jon Aitken

Jacob Dunlop - Photographer

Turns out that tagging your stuff with #Bristol on the internet means you can actually get seen; Jon's found some...
Arts/Culture / / Jon Aitken

Bristol Pride - the Rife recap

Jon went to his first ever Pride last saturday here in Bristol, have a look at his experience below.
Social Issues / / Jon Aitken

The whole #RifeLaunch on Twitter

Last night we officially launched Rife magazine; we had everything from industry professionals, a Gif-booth and even a massive cake.
Fun Stuff/Lists / / Jon Aitken

20 Things Young People are Sick of Hearing

In celebration of our official launch [a magazine aimed at young people], Jon made a list of things the young...
Fun Stuff/Lists / / Jon Aitken

Jon visits: Arnos Vale Cemetery

This week Jon went to a cemetery.
Bristol / / Jon Aitken