Today's Five Best Columns
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3 Hrs Ago
According to eyewitness reports, a grey sedan smashed through barricades outside a venue at South By Southwest in Austin, critically injuring multiple people and causing at least two fatalities.
4 Hrs Ago
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to repeal the state’s death penalty, leaving only the state Senate standing in the way of the effort to abolish capital punishment.
5 Hrs Ago
Jay Rockefeller, the Democratic Senator from West Virginia, came out strongly this week against the ‘.sucks’ top-level domain, which he described as “little more than a predatory shakedown scheme.”
7 Hrs Ago
Putin once wrote in the Times that it was wrong of the United States to militarily intervene in a foreign country. Today, Oleksandr Turchynov wrote the same thing about Russia.
9 Hrs Ago
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the U.S. Mint has produced the nation's first-ever curved coin.
Mar 12, 2014 7:55PM ET
In the last year, three men have come and gone from the position, the last of which resigned this week after seeing the gallows in which he might have to work.
Mar 12, 2014 7:30PM ET
It's all over for Arthur Chu, the game theory-using villain of Jeopardy. With one of its most media-savvy contestants ever gone, there are some signs that Chu's run has made show-runners reconsider its no-TV star approach.
Mar 12, 2014 6:28PM ET
According to Gallup, the only thing that Americans worry about less than climate change is race relations. Nice priorities, America.
Mar 12, 2014 6:18PM ET
Lady Gaga's album-themed charity only gave out $5000 in grants in 2012, after spending $1.85 million on lawyer, PR and social media fees.
Mar 12, 2014 6:07PM ET
There could be a large body of water buried deep beneath the Earth's surface containing as much water as in every ocean combined, according to scientists. You know, just your average secret trove of buried water, maybe.
Mar 12, 2014 6:01PM ET
According to multiple reports, Chinese satellites have isolated images of what appears to be three pieces of debris floating in the water near where Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing.
Mar 12, 2014 5:59PM ET
The effect of homophobia on the global economy was dissected by a World Bank panel today, but the continued invisibility of an LGBT population, particularly in the developing world, means research remains a challenge.
Mar 12, 2014 5:02PM ET
One of the greatest unknowns of True Detective—you know, aside from all the Yellow King stuff—was the fact that the show cast fairly well-known actress Elizabeth Reaser as the girlfriend Rust had leading up to the 2002 timeline, but barely had her speak.
Mar 12, 2014 4:31PM ET
With psychological thriller Enemy out this Friday, we’re taking a look at the arc of Jake Gyllenhaal's career to see if he’s already peaked.
Mar 12, 2014 4:17PM ET
Everything that is published online is censored. There are exceptions, but not many.
Mar 12, 2014 4:02PM ET
The Veronica Mars movie due out Friday embroils the heroine in a love triangle familiar to anyone who watched season three of the gone-too-soon TV show. Veronica and Piz versus Veronica and Logan. But why must we make Veronica, or really any heroine, choose?
Mar 12, 2014 4:00PM ET
Men's rights activists have taken up Sinclair's case as an example of how "public outcry" against rape results in false accusations.
Mar 12, 2014 3:58PM ET
Does the state's government have a legitimate case for protecting the auto dealer industry? Or is this just another retaliatory traffic problem for New Jersey?
Mar 12, 2014 3:29PM ET
The first step to controlling any nation is controlling the media, which is why Russia is cracking down on its "independent" journalists in the wake of its non-invasion invasion of Crimea.
Mar 12, 2014 2:40PM ET
Following the Army's lead (and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's orders), the Navy conducted a proper review of sailors to determine whether or not they should serve in positions of trust.
Mar 12, 2014 2:26PM ET
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer won't seek re-election, Brewer announced Wednesday afternoon.
Mar 12, 2014 1:03PM ET
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of ex-Penn State football coach and convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky, broke a long media silence in an interview with Matt Lauer this morning, but is standing by all the old defences raised in support of her husband.
Mar 12, 2014 1:00PM ET
The explosion in Harlem on Wednesday that leveled two buildings and killed at least two people was only the most recent deadly explosion in New York City in recent years.
Mar 12, 2014 12:34PM ET
The company behind everyone's favorite addictive mobile game, Candy Crush, is set to start publicly trading later this month, with shares priced between $21 and $24 each.
Mar 12, 2014 12:25PM ET
Israel has passed a law that will draft ultra-orthodox Jews into the Israeli army, a controversial move that reverses a policy in place since the founding of the state.
Mar 12, 2014 12:11PM ET
Comparing the dozen American mega-regions that produce more than $100 billion in economic output to similarly-sized nations around the world.
Mar 12, 2014 11:56AM ET
Martin Sheen in The West Wing, or Harrison Ford in Air Force One? How much credit does Bill Pullman get for shooting down aliens in Independence Day? Who's the best fantasy leader of the free world?
Mar 12, 2014 11:17AM ET
If you see President Obama in a campaign ad this year, you can be confident that it's an ad for a Republican. According to a new poll, Obama's approval ratings have hit a new low of 41 percent.
Mar 12, 2014 11:13AM ET
Jimi Hendrix's estate has finally decided to go along with a biopic, which is bad news for John Ridley's Jimi: All Is By My Side, but good news for those of us who want a Hendrix biopic with actual Hendrix songs.
Mar 12, 2014 10:50AM ET
Tuesday night is huge for television comedy. In order to make sense of all of the options, we've decided to rank them each week to suss out who is coming out on top.