Living in Holland, I've been surprised by the hostility in the U.S. toward requiring everyone to buy into the health care system. I've experienced it firsthand, and I'm completely satisfied.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator Art Spiegelman, the man who made the comic book legit, has lived most of his life in New York. But he was born in Stockholm to parents who were both Holocaust survivors. He moved to Rego Park, New York, as a young boy. Although his parents wanted him to be a dentist, he was already drawing obsessively as a teenager and took his first art classes in high school. By sixteen, he was working as a professional artist.