* One year later, and the streets of New Orleans remain empty. Looking for the future between the optimists and the pessimists.
* Sectarian violence overshadows the continued insurgency in Iraq.
* Israel struggles over targeted killings. In other news, Israel bombs Reuters car.
* How a comment by an activist got the attention of the FBI.
* The largest group of students ever is registering for school this fall, and they're the most ethnically diverse ever.
* After the failure of that Snakes movie, looking back at... Blair Witch.
"He is an explorer, if such a profession can still be said to exist, in the tradition of his Victorian forebears."
Ten things we didn't know this time last week.