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Calendar, Night&Day Shop Till You Stop

Shop Till You Stop

You feel it every fall: The Christmas season creeps ever earlier. By next year, maybe plastic Santas, snowmen, and reindeer will steamroll the décor and detritus of other holidays. Halloween candy will be replaced by roasted chestnuts and candied apples.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Vote Your Conscience, NYC

Vote Your Conscience, NYC

Smart, effective activists can only go so far before the chant begins, from the friendly camps as well as among the nihilistic snarkers: If you know so much about how things should be, buddy, why don't you run for office?…
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Calendar, Night&Day Put Down the Credit Card and Back Away

Put Down the Credit Card and Back Away

"Stop shopping!" is the constant ministration of Reverend Billy, a political-minded New York City performance art character. He doesn't want you to starve or suffer by not shopping; he just wants you to cut out the sport-spending and think about…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pranks for a Higher Purpose

Pranks for a Higher Purpose

With its Pranks books, RE/Search has long championed those who fire philosophical spitballs at all society holds dear: corporations, social constructs, the hegemony, billboards, robot-machines that don't unleash fireballs, and the existence of a single, sober Santa. Although video scraps…
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Calendar, Night&Day Billy, Do Be a Hero

Billy, Do Be a Hero

It's abundantly clear what Reverend Billy & the Stop Big Boxes Gospel Choir are against. On the off chance you're confused, the good reverend's house of worship is called the Church of Stop Shopping. Now that we've got that cleared…
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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Sometimes, there's a man. We won't say a hero, because what's a hero? But sometimes there is a man for his time and place. The Rev. Billy is such a man. Summoning the spirits of Abbie…
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