Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 4 April 2007, Make videos, not war: 16-year-old anti-war vidcaster stirs up controversyA home-schooler with a cat named Pumpkin and pink rubber bands on her braces, Ava Lowery isn’t your stereotypical peace activist.
But with her Web site peacetakescourage.com getting 60,000 hits a day, and her homemade videos juxtaposing images of the war with popular music and provocative quotes landing her on CNN, Nick News and the editorial pages of The New York Times, the 16-year-old from Alexander City, Ala., is increasingly a political force to be reckoned with.
In December, Rolling Stone, which had previously praised her “genius videos,” listed her with the likes of Al Gore and Stephen Colbert as one of the greatest mavericks of 2006.
In an interview conducted via cell phone while she was tagging along with her 19-year-old brother, also a home-schooler, on a photography project, Lowery discussed her most famous video and responded to her critics.
Interview at site.
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