Mehmet Oz says that he yearns for the days “when our ancestors lived in small villages and there was always a healer in that village.” Photograph by Ethan Levitas.
The federal government has emerged as one of the most potent factors behind the rise in income inequality in the United States -- especially in Washington, D.C. LEFT BEHIND: The poverty rate in D.C.…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 18, 2012
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4290 words)
Imagine, if you will, a secret community dwelling beneath the streets of New York City, its inhabitants never allowed to travel to the surface or to interact in any way with the dreaded "Topsiders." That's the premise of an award-winning 1999 YA novel by Neal Shusterman called Downsiders, exploring what happens when a 14-year-old Downsider named Talon defies the prohibition and ends up falling in love with a Topsider named Lindsay.