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American Cowboy Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

American Cowboy Magazine Website

Issues 1994-2008

“American Cowboy is the cultural chronicler of the West, covering history and heritage, travel and events, art and entertainment, food and fashion.” – American Cowboy Facebook “About” page. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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1917-1979 (Black & White)

Boulder, CO: Girl Scouts USA

“American Girl was a magazine published by the Girl Scouts USA organization from 1917 to 1979. It was originally called “The Rally”. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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Atlas Obscura – Read Magazines Online for Free

Atlas Obscura Online Magazine Website

Brooklyn, NY: Atlas Obscura

“An online magazine and travel company, founded in 2009 by author Joshua Foer and documentary filmmaker/author Dylan Thuras. It catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content. The editorial articles comprise a mixture of feature and news articles on topics including history, science and food, in addition to travel and exploration, as well as hosting a collaborative, definitive guide to the world’s most obscure places.” -Wikipedia. Atlas Obscura. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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Banza Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

Banza Magazine Website

Issues 2015-2018

Grand Baie, Mauritius: Banza

“Banza values imagination in re-inventing culture and the world we live in – how we think, dress, live, and socialize; our passions and behaviors.” – Website.

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Common Ground – Read Magazines Online for Free

Common Ground Magazine Website

Issues 2004-2020

Vancouver, CA: Joseph Roberts

Established in 1982, this free magazine is engaged with environmental and other progressive issues, including climate change, homelessness, environmental destruction, GMOs, corruption, monopolies, corporate bullying, human rights abuse, big pharma, and more. Magazines pdf.

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Desert Magazine – US Lifestyle Magazines Free

Issues 1937-1985

Joshua Tree, California; D. W. Grantham

Founded in 1937 by Randall Henderson, and ceased in 1985. This collection appear to have most of those issues.
“The magazine focused on the desert country of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico, and covered a broad range of desert subjects including: regional travel and exploration; the visual arts of painting, drawing, and photography; prose and literature; cultural history; prospecting and mining; natural history including geology, wildlife, and flora; river running, and lifestyle–human interest stories.” -Wikipedia. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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Ebony Online Magazine – US Lifestyle Magazines Free

Ebony Magazine Website


Ebony 1945-1961 (Black & White)

Chicago, IL

“Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market. It was founded by John H. Johnson in Chicago and has published continuously since the autumn of 1945. In 2016 Johnson sold the publication to private equity firm Clear View Group.” -Wikipedia. Ebony magazine back issues, old Ebony magazines. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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The Edge Magazine – US Lifestyle Magazines Free

The Edge Magazine Website

John Brockman

This is a free online magazine. “Edge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of “The Reality Club” and as a living document on the Web to display the activities of “The Third Culture.” The Reality Club was an informal gathering of intellectuals who met from 1981 to 1996. The motto of the Club was, “To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.” The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are.” – Website ‘About’ page. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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Esquire – US Men’s Lifestyle Magazines Free

Esquire Magazine Website

Issues 1933-2017

U.S. – Hearst Magazines

Esquire magazine began in 1933 in Chicago, and later moved to NY. In its first 15 years the magazine was largely about men’s fashion, with contributions from some of America’s leading writers. In the 1960s Esquire magazine helped pioneer the trend of New Journalism, publishing writers such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Gay Talese. During the tenure of editor David M. Granger, from 1997-2016, Esquire magazine and its writers won numerous awards. Since his replacement in 2016 by Jay Fielden, the style has been updated and political coverage has increased. In 2018 it moved from a monthly to 8 issues per year. -Info from Wikipedia.
The link, at Internet Archive, appears to have nearly a complete run of Esquire magazine back issues from 1933-2017. Esquire magazine archive free, old Esquire magazines. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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Fete Lifestyle Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Fete Lifestyle Magazine

“Fete Lifestyle Magazine (FLM) is a digital only publication that features a global view on food, fashion, design, travel, beauty, health, sports, fitness, celebrities, relationships, family, music, and entertainment.” – Website.

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GG Magazine – Free Lifestyle Magazines

GG Magazine Website

Issues 2014 – Present

Hamburg, Germany: Grund Genug Verlag und Werbe

Luxury international lifestyle magazine with content on architecture, fashion, design, yachting, real estate, and travel. Issues are available at the link in several languages.

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Grass Roots

Grass Roots Magazine Website

Issues 1982-2002

Australia: Grass Roots Magazine

“Grass Roots is Australia’s go-to magazine for those who wish to live a more productive and fulfilling life. It’s full of practical info from the people who have done it themselves, on a shoestring. Read about chooks, animal care, farmers markets, sustainable living, cooking healthy and allergy free recipes, building and retrofitting, gardening, craft, and much more.” – Publisher. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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High Times – Read Magazines Online for Free

High Times Magazine Website

Issues 1974-2016

U.S.: Publisher

“Founded in 1974 by Tom Forcade of the Underground Press Syndicate. It has been involved in the marijuana-using counterculture since its inception.” – Wikipedia. High Times magazine back issues, old High Times magazines, old High Times magazines online. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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HomeSpun – Read Magazines Online for Free

HomeSpun Magazine Website

Issues 2017 – 2019

Bend, Oregon: HomeSpun

“To educate and encourage people to be Doers, Tell producers’ stories, advertise their products and educate their customers, Bring together a community of Doers.” – Website. US lifestyle magazines free online.

Honeysuckle – Read Magazines Online for Free

Honeysuckle Website

Issues 2015 – Present


“Honeysuckle Media is a provocative, female led print and digital publication that emphasizes diverse voices with high visual impact. We explore gender and sexuality, racial politics, the environment, cannabis and pop culture. Honeysuckle is motivated by our collective desire better ourselves and our surroundings. Our reporting reflects who we are, as our writers tend to ‘live what they write’ rather than just reporting on a topic.” – Website. US lifestyle magazines free online.

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Hypebeast Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

Hypebeast Magazine Website

Issues 2016 – Present

Hong Kong: Hypebeast

“Men’s fashion, design, entertainment, tech, sports, etc.” – Website.

In These Times – Read Magazines Online for Free

In These Times Magazine Website

Issues 2001-2021

Issues 1976-2010 at UNZ


“In These Times magazine provides readers with investigative reporting, provocative essays, debates about our political future and news straight from the front lines. In These Times reports on the upcoming legislative battles, current progressive political strategies and international news you need to know. This monthly news magazine is an indispensable alternative to the mainstream media for readers seeking an independent analysis of contemporary events and an in-depth look at issues that others ignore. ” – In These Times Magazine. In These Times magazine back issues.

Jet Old Magazine Archive – Read Magazines Online for Free

Jet Magazine Website

Issues 1951-2008

Chicago, IL

“Jet is a magazine marketed to African-American readers. It was founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of the Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois, as an American weekly. ” – Wikipedia. Jet magazine back issues, old Jet magazines, old Jet magazines online.

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Luxury Indian Ocean Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

Luxury Indian Ocean Website

Issues 2014 – Present


Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Madagascar, Maldives. “Discover the Indian Ocean, a piece of paradise where finance, luxury real estate, lifestyle and services remain the cornerstones. Luxury Indian Ocean is a premium bilingual publication geared towards business, real estate, exceptional products and luxurious lifestyle within the Indian Ocean.” – Website.

Mental Floss – Read Magazines Online for Free

Mental Floss Magazine Website

Issues 2015

NYC: Minute Media

Founded in 2001, the magazine became a web-only publication in 2017. It presents facts, puzzles and trivia with a humorous tone. – Wikipedia. Mental Floss magazine free online.

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Mother Jones Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

Mother Jones Magazine Website



“Mother Jones is a nonprofit magazine and news outlet that delivers original award-winning reporting on the urgent issues of our day, from politics and climate change to education and the food we eat. We investigate stories that are in the public’s interest. From revelatory scoops to deep-dive investigations, Mother Jones inspires 9 million monthly readers of our print, digital, and online journalism.” – Mother Jones Magazine. Mother Jones magazine free online, old Mother Jones magazines.

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Pink Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

2016 – Present

Malta: Times of Malta

“Malta’s top women’s magazine contains in-depth articles that hit home, complete with useful tips. Pink is also big on fashion, health and beauty, fitness, culture, cookery, relationships, homes, history, horoscopes, humour, hip parties and hot products.” – Publisher.

Purist Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

Purist Website

Issues 2017 – Present


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Robb Report – Read Magazines Online for Free

Robb Report Magazine Website

Issues 2014-2016

NY: Robb Report Media

“The mission of this magazine is to be the leading international authority on luxury lifestyles. In pursuit of this mission, the magazine’s editors and writers seek out and report on a broad range of high-end, luxury lifestyle subjects. Its articles cover exotic automobiles, travel, investment, business, boating and real estate among other aspects of an upscale lifestyle. ” – Publisher.

Sunset Magazine Archive PDF – Read Magazines Online for Free

Sunset Magazine Website

Issues 1920-2000s

Sunset Publishing

Each image on this page opens an entire volume, with several months’ issues. Volume dates appear to range from 1920s to the early 2000s.
“Sunset magazine is one of the leading publications to bring all things found and made in the West into the hands of people across the country. From great restaurants to places to travel to for a little rest and relaxation to inspired ideas for decorating your home and improving your garden, Sunset magazine is dedicated to presenting you with the most beautiful aspects of the West. ” -Sunset Magazine. Sunset magazine back issues.

VegWorld Magazine – Read Magazines Online for Free

VegWorld Magazine Website

2019 – Present

Vegworld Magazine

“VEGWORLD Magazine is the world’s first digital vegan magazine to connect you to the leaders, authors, and luminaries in plant based living. Each issue is packed with mouthwatering recipe videos, entertaining audio interviews with guest celebrities, and vital information on natural health from the world’s top medical doctors.” – FB page.

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Whole Earth Catalog 1968-1971 (Black & White)

Whole Earth 1984-2002 (Black & White)

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Free online versions of these lifestyle magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

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