Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 11, 2012 5:36PM ET
Following some grumpy pushback from seemingly everyone, the Mayor Bloomberg's office said they have no plans to limit the sale of alcohol in New York City, adding "there are no bad ideas in brainstorming."
Jan 11, 2012 4:06PM ET
With the ballooning crisis over faulty French breast implants becoming a serious public health concern across Europe, some are taking a step back to review exactly how we we got here.
Jan 11, 2012 3:48PM ET
We've never seen The New York Times become visibly upset in blog post, but then again, we've also never seen New York Times readers commit voter fraud in a contest to name a local animal celebrity.
Jan 11, 2012 2:46PM ET
Mimosa fans beware: the Federal Drug Administration won't be allowing any orange juice into the country until it can properly screen the imports for traces of a banned fungicide.
Jan 11, 2012 1:49PM ET
A week after ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed up like concentration camp victims and compared cops to Third Reich officers, Israel is one step closer to criminalizing the swastika and other Nazi-related speech.
Jan 11, 2012 1:40PM ET
Starting this week, Facebook is "thoughtfully and slowly" rolling out its latest ad product: a predictably personalized thing called featured stories that will appear in users' News Feeds.
Jan 11, 2012 12:50PM ET
The invitation is finally out for the latest hotly anticipated Apple announcement in New York City, will reportedly "showcase a new push by Apple into the digital textbook business."
Jan 11, 2012 12:34PM ET
The already rocky handover of the New York Times Regional Media Group to its new owner, Halifax Media Holdings, isn't getting any smoother with news that the bosses want re-hired employees to sign potentially illegal non-compete agreements.
Jan 11, 2012 11:27AM ET
Civil War is a strong term to describe Alex Salman's quest to bring the question of Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom to a vote, but it does describe the pro-independence politician's seriousness in defying London.
Jan 11, 2012 10:13AM ET
With the announcement that Reddit will go dark next Wednesday the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is getting real.
Jan 10, 2012 5:55PM ET
Following news that The Huffington Post's one-time tech wizard would be leaving the company in March, new details are emerging about his new plan to work with his old colleagues on a startup project.
Jan 10, 2012 5:55PM ET
You've heard it a hundred times before, but a big new study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association offers more good news for light pot smokers who happen to be concerned about their health.
Jan 10, 2012 3:51PM ET
Martin Peretz and company are reportedly thinking of selling The New Republic, and the list of suitors sure is diverse.
Jan 10, 2012 2:08PM ET
Scotland made measurable progress in setting a date for a historical confrontation: a referendum that would enable the Scots to declare independence from the United Kingdom.
Jan 10, 2012 11:06AM ET
Matthew Kirschenbaum, an English professor and expert on the early days of fiction writing on word processors received a flood of reader messages after The New York Times profiled him a couple of weeks ago.
Jan 9, 2012 5:51PM ET
As the world drools over the latest, lightest gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, at least one tech journalist thinks that something's gotta give with this thin trend.
Jan 9, 2012 4:46PM ET
After a Hollywood-heavy panel of witnesses at the first hearing for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) last month thoroughly outraged everyone, the House of Representatives is bringing in the nerds.
Jan 9, 2012 3:41PM ET
Keith Olbermann is accusing Gawker of getting burned by a source who rattled off a tirade against the embattled Current host's "rage, outbursts and bad suits."
Jan 9, 2012 2:27PM ET
Polish prosecutor Col. Mikloj Przybyl defended himself against corruption allegations behind a bank of microphones before excusing himself, stepping into the hallway and shooting himself in the head.
Jan 9, 2012 2:26PM ET
The White House will announce on Monday afternoon that President Obama's chief of staff Bill Daley resigned last week, according The Los Angeles Times.
Jan 9, 2012 2:16PM ET
The controversial new lottery ticketing system for Burning Man worked wonderfully on Monday, when tickets went on sale, and based on the chatter, we'd expect a repeat of last year's sold out party, the first of its kind in the event's 25-year history.
Jan 9, 2012 2:15PM ET
At an executive-studded keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, AT&T unveiled a very unexpected new initiative: an Apple-like, HTML5-powered app store.
Jan 9, 2012 1:15PM ET
It was bound to happen some time soon, but it appears that 2012 is the year that web-based television -- webivision? -- will go mainstream.
Jan 9, 2012 11:06AM ET
Just a couple hours after its premier, CBS's new morning show is swimming in the warm, comforting words of glowing reviews.
Jan 9, 2012 10:08AM ET
Keith Olbermann looks like he's made nice with his bosses at Current for now, but his war with The New York Times is scrappy as ever.
Jan 6, 2012 5:59PM ET
Twitter sort of exploded on Friday when a tweet purportedly from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggesting that his paper drop fellow columnist Thomas Friedman. It turned out to be a fake, and the real Krugman isn't happy about the Twitter shenanigans.
Jan 6, 2012 5:46PM ET
Thanks to mammoth mortgage lender Bank of America not paying its mortgage on its Atlanta headquarters, the Bank of America Plaza now faces foreclosure.
Jan 6, 2012 4:50PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: NBC scores big with a Facebook partnership, Nike sells shoes and BMW releases a special edition.
Jan 6, 2012 2:51PM ET
The now-solo Jim Romenesko recently spoke to New York Times writer Amy Harmon, the by-line behind a recent story about autism that ended up with a surprisingly funny correction appended.
Jan 6, 2012 2:05PM ET
A series of reports about potentially faulty breast implants (made in France) prompted German officials to issue a sweeping recommendation for women who have them to get them removed.