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#ReadWalkWater—How a Book Leads to Social Action by Holly Mueller and David Etkin

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You’ve probably seen this video already. As of this writing, it has almost 61 million views. What’s cuter than babies dancing?! Did you catch the last tag line on the ad? “Evian. Live Young.” Advertisers want us to buy into the idea that water makes us more beautiful. And young. Frankly, I’m more into […]

A WALL OF READING by David Etkin

“A dense, layered, reverberant sound.” That is how Wikipedia described Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” music production technique made famous (or infamous) in some Beatles* and Beach Boys recordings. I like the way that rolls off the tongue—A dense, layered, reverberant sound. Better yet is the meaning behind it as I make that into a […]

Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is “grounded for life” by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are […]