Geez Whiz

  • Reverend Billy joins New York race for mayor

    Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel choir are singing the gospel of strong local neighbourhoods on the streets of New York. Officially a Green Party candidate, Reverend Billy Talen is running for mayor on a platform that will sustain recessions: let’s stop the rampant consumerism, support each other, and shun the ethics and aesthetics of corporate America.

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  • Geez on Utne’s shelf life

    Last week the Utne librarian, Daniel Maestretti, featured Geez magazine on Shelf Life, a short spot where they feature important or nifty stuff. She pointed out Josh MacIvor-Andersen’s story in Geez issue 13.

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  • Smashing Pumpkins

    Smashing Pumpkins chatted with Aaron Epp about faith and music. Aaron, was guest editor of Geez’s issue on music.

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  • Job opportunity: Associate Publisher

    With an office in an old church in the heart of Winnipeg, Geez looking for a half-time, Winnipeg-based person to help with the business aspects of running a spunky little magazine. She or he would work closely with the two other part-time staff here.

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  • Compassionate thoughts from a good doctor

    For every politician seeking election this season, I recommend Gabor Maté‘s book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (Toronto: Knopf, 2008). It offers a compassionate view of troubles affecting the core areas of North America’s major cities.

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  • “Irreverent yet always earnest” - Globe and Mail

    It’s nice to get a mention in Canada’s paper of record, The Globe and Mail. Not bad; we’re stuck between Vanity Fair and Wax Poetics.

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  • Aliens and margins

    Bob Ekblad’s new book, A Christian Manifesto (Westminster John Knox) has been dominating my thinking over the past few weeks. It’s a bold call to Christians to make themselves aliens to the dominant powers of culture – especially militarism, nationalism, and violence – and relocate at the margins of society alongside the poor, illegal immigrants, prisoners, and addicts.

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  • Reverend Billy preaches on Fox Business

    Starbucks announces the closing of 616 of its stores across the United States. So, for fun, Fox TV gets Reverend Billy from The Church of Stop Shopping behind the camera for Fox Business Happy Hour.

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  • Geez is camped outside

    If you’re a Geez reader and still like shiny things, including Oprah’s O magazine, you’re not alone. Trudy J. Morgan-Cole, a blogger from Newfoundland is your friend.

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  • Publisher’s letter gets response

    Last week I sent out a letter to all subscribers (except those who are making monthly donations). It was addressed to “Dear Reader,” which has already drawn some comments.

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