Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 9, 2011 6:33PM ET
Police just released the identity of the man who killed a Virginia Tech Police officer and then shot himself on Thursday as 22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley, a student at nearby Radford University.
Dec 9, 2011 6:10PM ET
Each Friday we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters.
Dec 9, 2011 5:15PM ET
If Herman Cain is good at anything, it's talking about his opinions and upsetting many people in the process. Obviously, this makes him a great candidate for one of those high-paying, freewheeling pundit jobs at Fox News.
Dec 9, 2011 4:44PM ET
The fact that the nude photos of Lindsay Lohan posing for Playboy showed up online on Friday isn't surprising, but the insane level of determination that led an anonymous file-sharer to comb the web to find, download and post the files certainly is.
Dec 9, 2011 3:50PM ET
On Wednesday and Thurday night, Occupy Princeton protesters visited information sessions for J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, respectively.
Dec 9, 2011 3:16PM ET
After winning the $100,000 Siemens Prize for inventing nanoparticles that kill cancer cells, Angela Zhang is quickly becoming the world's most enviable Internet meme.
Dec 9, 2011 2:04PM ET
In an interview with The Jewish Channel, Newt Gingrich appealed to Zionists with a very quotable opinion on how "an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs" are waging war against Israel.
Dec 9, 2011 1:45PM ET
An anonymous account of two Yeshiva University students' hot night in a hotel room in the campus paper includes no NSFW details, no naughty cameraphone snaps, nor even a bad word, but the the Orthodox Jewish university in New York City is nonetheless up in arms over the a pre-marital sex column.
Dec 9, 2011 12:25PM ET
Hundreds of Apple fanboys and fangirls snaked through the corridors of Grand Central Terminal on Friday morning, and while some eagerly awaited the ribbon-cutting of the world's largest Apple, at least a few dozen just wanted a new T-shirt.
Dec 9, 2011 9:57AM ET
As Congress sinks its teeth into an alternative to the widely loathed anti-piracy legislation that some fear will lead to Internet censorship, Hillary Clinton is standing up for the ideals of an open web.
Dec 8, 2011 6:34PM ET
Have you always wondered which website you read evokes the most emotional reactions? Advertisers have, and thanks to a new study commissioned by Facebook, science reports that the most emotionally engaging website is none other than … Facebook.
Dec 8, 2011 5:10PM ET
Just over a month after the dustup caused by axing some features in Reader, the new Google Currents news app brings custom-made editions from over 150 media partners, RSS feeds and Google+ streams into one Flipboard-like interface.
Dec 8, 2011 3:52PM ET
36 Cooper Square has earned a sort of cult-level status within the history of Silicon Alley, thanks to the success of its tech-savvy tenants Curbed and Hard Candy Shell and especially Silcon Alley darling Foursquare, but tenant turnover may mean the end of the address's cachet.
Dec 8, 2011 1:16PM ET
After a police officer and an unidentified bystander were shot and killed during a routine traffic stop at Virginia Tech, local and federal law enforcement agents are joining forces to track down the suspect.
Dec 8, 2011 10:08AM ET
As Nokia moves to sell its luxury subsidiary, Vertu, it's time to shed a tear for the dying, gawking-worthy fad -- popular among rappers and Russian oil tycoons alike -- that we call the bling phone.
Dec 7, 2011 7:17PM ET
After a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Dec 7, 2011 6:10PM ET
It only took 34 years, but NASA's deep space probe is finally entering uncharted territory on the far edges of our solar system, just before entering the rest of the Milky Way galaxy.
Dec 7, 2011 4:52PM ET
Yahoo has won a $610 million judgment against the masterminds of an email-based lottery scheme.
Dec 7, 2011 3:59PM ET
By many measures, North Dakota is one of America's less extraordinary states. Petroleum production is not one of those measures.
Dec 7, 2011 2:56PM ET
AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong just sent out his end-of-year, go-get-em email that includes, among other things, details of exactly what "General Stan McChrystal and an elite team of Special Forces leadership" are consulting on the company's web strategy.
Dec 7, 2011 2:17PM ET
The 96-year-old actor actor who played the stern-faced Col. Potter on M*A*S*H passed away in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday morning.
Dec 7, 2011 2:04PM ET
Less than 24 hours after the Words with Friends game heard round the world that led to Alec Baldwin's boisterous removal from an American Airlines flight, the star's Twitter account is suspended.
Dec 7, 2011 12:12PM ET
As lawmakers prepare to release the full details of an alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Internet law expert Jonathan Zittrain remains skeptical that Congress's ability to produce a reasonable anti-piracy plan.
Dec 7, 2011 10:41AM ET
After weeks of mystery and a teeny bit of controversy, the Apple pulled back the curtain at their new Grand Central flagship store on Wednesday morning revealing glowing logos embedded into a sparkly marble façade.
Dec 7, 2011 9:44AM ET
In a long letter to Congress, the Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke denies the details of "recent press reports" on its doling out trillions of dollars in secret, emergency loans given to the big banks during the financial crisis, but he doesn't deny giving away a lot of money.
Dec 6, 2011 6:52PM ET
After a long day staring at Twitter, these are our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Dec 6, 2011 6:14PM ET
Just when you thought technology couldn't get any cooler, Nissan goes and creates a suitcase-sized plastic mat that charges the Leaf through thin air.
Dec 6, 2011 5:31PM ET
Following his arrest for driving drunk on the wrong side of a Virginia highway last weekend and a one-day-long leave of absence, Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbit stepped down on Tuesday, presumably handing the reins to acting administrator Michael Huerta.
Dec 6, 2011 5:16PM ET
Alabama agriculture officials are stumped over how to keep farms operating now that the state's draconian new immigration law chased away all of the low paid (however illegal) labor. The latest idea: Hire prisoners.
Dec 6, 2011 3:47PM ET
Last weekend, a bunch of journalists met up at this year's News Foo conference in Arizona to discuss, among other things, what to do in the event of an apocalypse.