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http://www.adbusters.orgImage is everything, or so the advertising world would have you believe. Adbusters is out to change that: according to Workbook, “It’s well-written and clever, its design and layout are superb, it has a strong activist orientation-and it’s not afraid to take on some of the most powerful companies in the world.”CDN or US $20/yr. Intl. $35/yr (4 issues)
U.S. orders to: Adbusters
Unit 658, Box 8110
Blaine, WA 98231-9834
Or, order online.
Or, by phone at 800-663-1243

Pop culture today contains a lot of conflicting views about feminism, and disagreement about what feminism really is. Bitch cuts through the debate with incisive commentary on the place and perception of women in society. With articles on topics as diverse as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, body painting, and magazine critiques, Bitch unapologetically pushes the envelope of feminist complacency.US $15/yr. CAN $21/yr. (4 issues)
Orders to: Bitch
PMB 143
3128 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

www.shift.comThe high-tech future is supposed to be empowering, but light-speed advances in technology can give you virtual whiplash. Fortunately, the brash Canadian magazine Shift is around to navigate and filter through the clutter. Hip enough for the hacker but practical enough for the AOL newbie, Shift reclaims the humanity in digital culture.US $17.97/yr. plus tax (6 issues)
U.S. orders to: Shift P.O. Box 29
Lewiston, NY 14092
Or, by phone at 800-676-0466

www.geist.comIf you didn’t have a sense of a distinct Canadian culture before reading Geist, you will after you’ve turned the last page. Hard to pin down and even harder to define, Geist isn’t overtly nationalistic, but its sincere, simple essay invariable capture the essence of our northern neighbor.CDN $15/yr. or US$21/yr. (4 issues)
Orders to: Geist
1014 Homer St., Suite 103
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9 Canada
Or, by phone at 888-GEIST-EH

Gadfly is the fly in the ointment of cultural complacency. From small-time professional wrestling to existentialist writer Paul Bowles to Charles Mingus to Winnie the Pooh. The magazine’s variously humorous, sad, and engrossing coverage of the heights and depths of our society forms as complete a picture as you’ll find in one place.US $19.95/yr. (6 issues)
Orders to: Gadfly Magazine
P.O. Box 7926
Charlottesville, VA 22906-7926
Or, order online.
Or, by phone at 888-442-3359.
In-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.