Jeannette Lee

Jeannette Lee is an Atlantic Media Fellow. Previously, she worked as an Associated Press reporter in Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Wipeout
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    Wipeout

    Guam’s surfers fret about the impact of a $15 billion defense buildup on their island.

  • Inside an Authentic Hawaiian Luau

    The White House luau featured some favorites but left out many staples. SLIDE SHOW  I

  • SLIDE SHOW: Inside an Authentic Hawaiian Luau

    Jeannette Lee and her family give us a glimpse inside an authentic Hawaiian luau.

  • The director of a soup kitchen relying on its free meals for her own survival--the irony would be hilarious, if the prospect wasn't uncomfortably…

  • As the University of California system withers away, a vanguard squad of professors has stepped forward with a bold new plan to formalize a split…

  • I can be a bit of a problem for TV producers since I occasionally blab a bit too long. This time there was no such threat as it was clear that the…

  • After nearly four hours crawling through the blueberry field, sweat drenched my hair; dark brown mud painted my pants and tennis shoes, and purple…

  • Sooner or later, new technology will spawn an even bigger mega-star with even more global reach than Michael Jackson. That's been the pattern in the…

  • A provocative study of about three million Americans found racial and ethnic disparities in savings and investing behavior. That is,…

  • The digital age is exerting inexorable downward pressure on the prices of all things 'made of ideas.' But underlying it all is a steady stream of…

  • There are some indications of incipient economic recovery, but as long as unemployment is rising and housing prices and personal consumption…

  • Our right to fantasize ought not be contingent on the moral content of our characters or fantasies; and if one man (no matter how despicable) can be…

  • Taxing health benefits to pay for health-care reform is a fantastic idea -- exactly the kind of thing that deserves a flagrant Obama flip-flop.

  • Being tied down to a house tends to make people less likely to leave an area in which employment prospects are deteriorating. One study found that a…

  • If you don't know soccer, America's beating both Spain and Brazil would be a surprise akin to Ron Paul winning the Republican presidential nomination…

  • The post-9/11 watch-list laws empower the government to impose harsh, discriminatory economic sanctions on individuals and groups rightly or wrongly…

  • Michael Jackson was one of the last figures of our time who could, in his very presence, describe the possibilities of pop. He wasn't just the…

  • The disturbing truth is that the loss of nine human lives in this week's DC metro crash would not be grounds for replacing the older cars with newer,…

  • As the economy tanks, blue-collar romanticism blooms. A new book condemns "cubicle culture" and extolls the virtue of working with one's hands--to…

  • Eastman Kodak is bidding farewell to Kodachrome, its oldest and first commercially successful film. Is there a reason to be sad, even in an age in…

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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