V. Vale

V. Vale is the founder of RE/Search Publications, publisher of many books documenting modern primitives and other subcultures, cult music and films, pranks, punk rock, William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard and other authors, and a variety of other underground subjects. In 1977, while working at City Lights Bookstore, Vale began publishing Search and Destroy, which quickly became a seminal zine documenting the San Francisco punk rock movement. Vale continues to document emerging subcultures, and hosts the public-access television talk show Counterculture Hour on channel 29 in San Francisco.