Posts tagged "reverend billy"

All the Market’s a Stage

By George González Placards at this weekend's forced evacuation of “Occupy Boston,” as elsewhere in the country, defiantly read, “You Can't Evict an Idea.” This kind of contention is key to understanding the sophisticated politics of the “Occupy Movement.”  The seeming contradiction between this notion and the original focus on the physical occupation of space exemplifies...

Changeallujah: The Reluctant Religion of Reverend Billy

By Brad Tytel St. Mark’s is an Episcopal church; an impressive edifice of rough gray stone perched behind a black iron fence on 10th Street and Second Avenue. Today a crowd of 200 fills the nave, looking less Episcopal than pure East Village. This is hardly Reverend Billy’s first St. Marks sermon, but it is...