Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

A culture of books

Children’s Books | Reading guides for parents
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/09/19, 12:53 pm

The Read-Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease

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Fears about 13 Reasons Why confirmed

Media | Study shows teen suicide spiked after the controversial Netflix show aired
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/03/19, 05:09 pm

Ever since the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why debuted two years ago, parent groups, psychologists, and social scientists have issued grave warnings about its glorification of a teen suicide and violence, particularly for vulnerable and at-risk youth.

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Easter at Coachella

Media | The first public view of Kanye West’s ‘Sunday Service’ leaves questions in its wake
by Mary Jackson
Posted 4/26/19, 04:57 pm

On Sunday morning, Kanye West gave the public its first clear picture of what he calls his “Sunday Service,” a weekly invite-only gospel series he has been hosting since January, this time as a grand-scale Easter event at Coachella, pop music’s premier annual event, in Indio, Calif.

The two-hour Easter service drew 50,000 festivalgoers and was live-streamed on YouTube through a peephole camera, revealing a stunning spectacle many are still trying to understand.

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