Choose Your Own Adventure The arrival of the hot and sunny heart of summer means it's time to get out and explore. Hit the water, pedal the day away, or set off through the forest on foot. We've scouted out 60 ways to make the most of the longest and most beautiful days of the year.
Son of the Soil Beth Stallings Lee Jones was 19 years old when his family lost its farm because of high interest rates and commercial competition. Today, his Huron, Ohio-based Chef's Garden is a thriving, "beyond-organic" business that grows niche produce for restaurants throughout the world.
Have a Blast Kim Schneider There's no better way to celebrate our nation's independence than with some patriotic pyrotechnics. Follow our Fourth of July plan, and get your fill of fireworks all weekend long.
Modern Hero Jim Vickers First, they made a film about a fictional comic-book junkie. Now, Ted Sikora and Milo Miller are writing a real comic inspired by their main character's alter ego.
Pop Cultured Molly Petrilla George Vlosich wasn't around to see the Etch A Sketch hit the market 50 years ago, but he has transformed the kids' toy into an artistic canvas. The 31-year-old's permanent creations sell for thousands for dollars and have captured the attention off Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey. Vlosich recently talked to us about his medium's landmark anniversary.
Defense Mechanisms Michael D. Roberts Dozens of people may be headed to federal prison in the biggest corruption case in Cleveland's history. Their defense is that everyone else was doing it, so why was it a crime?