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Brianna Lee

Community Coordinator

To shrink or not to shrink? Your comments on urban renewal

What’s the best course of action for cities with blighted neighborhoods — downsizing or reinventing the unused space? Add your thoughts.


What the frack is going on? Music video sums it up

Rap and a funky beat meet … hydraulic fracturing? In this music video, you’ll learn a surprising amount about natural gas extraction while busting a move.


Osama bin Laden’s death: Your reactions

“Our generation has borne much but ‘justice is done,’” writes one reader. We round up your initial reactions to the death of the longtime al Qaeda leader.


Photo: Another look at King’s killer

Photos released Wednesday offer a forgotten glimpse of James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. 43 years ago.


How much radiation is too much? A handy guide

How does radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant compare with that from an X-ray? From a banana? The creator of the web comic XKCD provided this helpful chart.


‘Fan freedom’ and the battle over paperless ticketing

Ticketmaster and StubHub are engaged in a hearts-and-minds campaign over paperless ticketing. But will consumers ever really benefit?


Chinese government issues preemptive crackdown of ‘Jasmine Revolution’ protests

An anonymous call to incite Middle East-inspired protests in China has been met with arrests and assault by government officials.


Evgeny Morozov on the era of cyber-pragmatism

The Internet helped mobilize the protests in the Middle East — but it also routinely helps authoritarian governments quash dissent, says Evgeny Morozov.

Does the U.S. owe anything for its past?

An interview with author Adam Hochschild about the Congo prompted strong reaction about the U.S.’s role not only in Congo but in the affairs of other nations.