Shailene Woodley plays Beatrice Prior in the upcoming movie <em>Divergent</em> (March 2014), based on the dystopian young adult novel by Veronica Roth. The hugely popular book contains themes of economic struggle and class warfare.
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Marcela Valdes is serving her second term on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle.
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In <em>The Hunger Games</em>, Katniss and Gale, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth in the movie adaptation, become friends while they are both struggling to feed their impoverished families.
Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 1:24 pm
If you think kids are too young to worry about unemployment numbers, consider this: Some of our most popular young adult novels fairly shiver with economic anxiety. Take Veronica Roth's Divergent, this week's top New York Times Young Adult best-seller and a perennial on the list since its publication in 2011.
Kombucha made by artisan tea brewer Bill Bond in Akron, Ohio, comes in an array of flavors, such as lemongrass, ginger, blueberry and watermelon.
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The SCOBY: Bill Bond, of Bucha Bill Raw Kombucha, shows off the "symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast" in his fermented tea. The microorganisms of the SCOBY convert the sweetened tea into the fizzy elixir.
John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles were the forefathers of using covert operations to upset foreign governments — with the aim of overthrow.
They learned the reach of American power abroad when they were partners at an influential New York law firm. Later, with John Foster Dulles serving as secretary of state and Allen Dulles as CIA chief, they shared power in the President Dwight Eisenhower's administration.
On-air challenge:Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase in which each word has two or more syllables. The first vowel sound in the first word is a short "e." Change that short "e" to a short "a" sound, and phonetically you'll get the second word of the phrase. For example, given "energetic backwoods father," you would say "peppy pappy."