Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 25, 2012 3:34PM ET
Sustainability probably isn't the first word that comes to mind when you think about the oil-rich Gulf nations.
Jan 25, 2012 2:15PM ET
It's not surprising that setting up an in-person interview with Brad Pitt, one of Hollywood's most recognizable (and most square-jawed) stars, is kind of a nightmare.
Jan 25, 2012 1:44PM ET
In the hours before the Federal Reserve was scheduled to release its quarterly economic forecast, markets lifted with news that the bank would leave interest rates near zero through at least 2014.
Jan 25, 2012 1:24PM ET
BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti doesn't mind if people are a little bit confused about the site's mix of LOL-friendly content and, more recently, political scooplets.
Jan 25, 2012 1:01PM ET
It's easy to laugh at the just released report from British advertising watchdogs scolding Groupon for selling snake oil after the company helped peddle an anti-aging serum last October.
Jan 25, 2012 12:19PM ET
In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked a lot about bringing back American jobs as well as American ingenuity as represented by Steve Jobs. But talking about them together somehow seems oxymoronic.
Jan 25, 2012 10:07AM ET
Jan 24, 2012 5:50PM ET
Jan 24, 2012 4:52PM ET
Buoyed by holiday spending, the company's revenue hit a sky high $46 billion and net income of $13.1 billion.This amounts to about $133 million of profit per day during the 14 week-long quarter.
Jan 24, 2012 4:41PM ET
The best thing about the Goosebumps books -- or at least the best thing we remember about reading them 15 years ago -- is how irresistably scary they are.
Jan 24, 2012 4:21PM ET
As news emerged that the Obamas will honor Steve Jobs by inviting his wife Laurene Powell Jobs to sit with the First Lady during the State of the Union address, The Guardian's Charles Authur rolled out a simple timeline tracking the history of the smartphone.
Jan 24, 2012 3:27PM ET
The complicated case of the Haditha massacre in which American Marines killed two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians on November 19, 2005 isn't getting any simpler.
Jan 24, 2012 3:13PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: Vivendi wins the video game conversation, Burberry takes you backstage and Hasbro is everywhere
Jan 24, 2012 2:10PM ET
Politco's Dylan Byers introduces us to 29-year-old Nathan Kleinman, a veteran of Occupy Philadelphia who's challenging Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania's 13th district, for her seat in the House of Representatives.
Jan 24, 2012 9:18AM ET
An optimistic-sounding press release "authorized by Julian Assange" announced that the WikiLeaks founder "will be hosting a series of in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world."
Jan 23, 2012 4:59PM ET
After months and months of fielding complaints from users and criticism from privacy advocates, Google will finally let people use pseudonyms on Google+.
Jan 23, 2012 4:12PM ET
Everybody's making jokes about news that Mitt Romney has hired Brett O'Donnell, whom The New York Times describes as "a top debate coach" and "one of Michele Bachmann's top strategists."
Jan 23, 2012 3:27PM ET
After suffering a series of strokes while attending the Sundance Film Festival, the legendary independent film advocate Bingham Ray passed away in Provo, Utah, on Monday.
Jan 23, 2012 2:59PM ET
In a Camp Pendleton courtroom, a judge finally sentenced the last of the eight Marines accused of murdering two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha, ten of whom were women and children.
Jan 23, 2012 2:00PM ET
After seemingly everyone shuddered with dismay at a January 13 column suggesting that Israel should assassinate President Obama, Andrew Adler has resigned as the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
Jan 23, 2012 11:53AM ET
Before seizing nearly $9 million in cash and 18 luxury cars -- including a 1959 pink Cadillac -- police found Megaupload's founder, Kim Dotcom, hiding in a panic room with a sawed off shotgun.
Jan 20, 2012 6:29PM ET
The first time you look at Lana Del Rey's face, you can can't help but feel sort of bad for her.
Jan 20, 2012 5:16PM ET
By some strange twist of events, we found ourselves cruising around eBay today where we found one genuine, handmade, hand-painted, "high quality fiberglass resin" Guy Fawkes mask.
Jan 20, 2012 4:00PM ET
In an apparent attempt to push the question of Internet privacy up to the Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are moving forward with an appeal to challenge a U.S. district court ruling in November.
Jan 20, 2012 2:47PM ET
It's unclear if he was being satirical or just insensitive, but Atlanta Jewish Times owner and publisher Andrew Adler more or less called for President Obama's assassination in his column last week.
Jan 20, 2012 1:37PM ET
With the help of Facebook and Twitter, word is getting around quickly that MegaUpload is not totally inaccessible; what appears to be a (very) limited version of the site can still be accessed using an IP address.
Jan 20, 2012 1:08PM ET
As the House and Senate's anti-piracy bills increasingly look like they're on their way to the trashcan, Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Ron Wyden must be taking tap dance breaks, as they push forward their alternative piece of legislation: OPEN.
Jan 20, 2012 10:38AM ET
Now that Apple's latest media disruption announcement has been marinating for a day, education experts and publishing pundits are starting to ask some curious or (dare we say) suspicious questions.
Jan 20, 2012 8:00AM ET
Despite part-owner Martin Peretz implying that the magazine isn't for sale, The New Republic is in the final stages of negotiations to sell a stake of its magazine -- perhaps the entire thing -- to a new investor.
Jan 19, 2012 4:57PM ET
After a less bullish than expected earnings report, Google's stock plummeted nearly ten percent in after hours trading.