Get this: a guy gets so fed up with his moron friends, he clobbers them with monkey wrenches and twists their noses in a grip vise. Stupid? Sure. But wait till you hear what happens after they die and these boobs turn into cash cows. Then the real fighting starts.
At the modern gourmet dude ranch, the West is served over a bed of roasted fennel. Roughing it has never been so easy, so cozy and so very tasty. Meanwhile, beyond the hills, Teddy Roosevelt spins in his grave.
In Kalamazoo, Michigan, every kid who makes it through high school wins a college scholarship. The gift comes from mystery donors betting that education is the smartest investment an economically challenged community can make.
Counterfeiting and pirating (that is, making knockoffs of what developed nations have created) are at the heart of the Chinese economic boom. As unethical or illegal as it might be, the Chinese government is not about to stop it.