Brian Braiker

Geeksta Rap Rising

Bryce Case Jr. sounds like your stereotypical street-tough rapper. In 1999 he was convicted of vandalism, put on probation and slapped with a hefty restitution (between $50,000 and $60,000).

FCC Airwaves Auction: Good for Consumers?

In February 2009 television broadcasters will be required by law to go all digital, freeing up some 700 megahertz of much-coveted public airwaves. On Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission approved rules for the auction of those airwaves—which could fetch between $10 billion and $15 billion in an anticipated bidding war between the likes of Verizon, AT&T and even potentially Google.

Online: Art Project Lets You Shoot an Iraqi

The other night, moments after Wafaa Bilal went to bed in his Chicago pad, he had a terrifying nightmare: as he was walking down a dark set of stairs he encountered two friends who started shooting him at point blank range. "I've had to deal with PTSD [posttraumatic stress disorder] from being chased by Saddam's soldiers" more than a decade ago, he says. "I see the beginning of it coming back now."You probably would, too.