High Crimes in Utopia
"One of the most bizarre homesteading misadventures ever"
Lede of the month:
The Galapagos Islands are best known for their giant tortoises, but they're also the site of one of the most bizarre homesteading misadventures ever, complete with proto-hippies, a polyamorous baroness, potentially poisoned boiled chicken, births in pirate caves, and unsolved deaths that look a lot like murder.
That's Gizmodo's Kate Knibbs writing about what happened after some expats showed up in the Pacific archipelago in 1928 "with a plan to create a utopia for two." For the full tale, go here.