This Week’s Picks

Stories to Learn By

Dan Conley is a grandfather figure who entertains elementary school kids by spinning tales from his own life. (Spokesman-Review)
Coast-to-coast travel videoblog explores how Americans are coping with the economic downturn -- and how it may influence their vote.
A few hardy souls in Oostduinkerke carry on this 500-year-old tradition of trawling for shrimp on horseback in the North Sea. (The Guardian)
In-depth presentation of the cat-and-mouse game played between border-patrol agents and border crossers who defeat fence-building efforts.

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