Meet the ‘Saints’ Who Make This Newspaper Possible

The staff and volunteers at The Indypendent were canonized in the Church of Stop Shopping on Sunday.

Indypendent Staff Dec 3, 2018

It was to a rollicking rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching in,” courtesy of the Stop Shopping Choir, that many of the staff and volunteers who have made The Indypendent possible for the past 18 years hopped, skipped and jumped onto the stage at Joe’s Pub in the East Village on Sunday afternoon. Together our editors, writers, illustrators, designers and distribution linchpins were granted collective sainthood in the Church of Stop Shopping.

We want to express our gratitude to Reverend Billy and choir for acknowledging the work we do putting together a free and independent peoples’ newspaper. Becoming a saint was one hell of a good time.

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Last but far from least we want to give a shoutout to all of Indy people who couldn’t make it to Joe’s Pub on Sunday but who were there in spirit, especially our lead designer, Mika Tarkela. He was unable to attend the anointing but nonetheless is a vital part of rendering the stories in The Indy not only informative but visually compelling. Thanks, Mika!

Photo and video by Valerio Ciriaci.

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