Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 10, 2014 3:10PM ET
In the spirit of fast-rising white Republicans who say dumb things about race, Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel can now add his name to the list after Mother Jones uncovered a 2006 tape where the Tea Party darling bragged about not wanting to pay slavery reparations and only knowing how to hit on girls and find the bathroom in Spanish.
Apr 10, 2014 9:31AM ET
Scientists have learned a bit more about a disputed scrap of papyrus known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," that some folks think could be evidence that Jesus Christ was married.
Apr 1, 2014 3:39PM ET
For a while there that this season of Drag Race was splitting neatly between the contenders and the pretenders. Now, we've either entered the misdirection-plagued middle section of a reality TV season ... or this talented crop of queens is shaking up the pecking order a little bit.
Apr 1, 2014 11:00AM ET
On a night where we saw one dancer come dangerously close to perfection, we also saw the sour cruelty of The Capitol as it sent the latest tribute to his bloodless death.
Mar 31, 2014 10:50AM ET
The U.N.'s International Court of Justice ruled on Monday that Japan needs to stop its controversial and not really well-liked whale hunting practices. The court wasn't convinced that Japan's controversial whale kills were really done for scientific research.
Mar 28, 2014 9:15AM ET
After 10 months of investigating the IRS on what was supposed to be a bullet-proof charge that the organization was unfairly targeting Tea Party-backed organizations, Republicans have soured on the probe. And Rep. Darrell Issa, the brawn behind the investigation, has been left holding the bag.
Mar 26, 2014 3:27PM ET
These are all you need to shut a hater down, tell your crush how you feel, and communicate the most important sentiment of all: "no."
Mar 26, 2014 12:16PM ET
Lais Souza was, at one time a competitive gymnast for Brazil and an Olympic-level freestyle skier. After a training accident and a brutal recovery, Souza is now an uninsured quadriplegic who needs financial help.
Mar 26, 2014 10:41AM ET
Arclight Films has wisely realized that its upcoming movie about a flight to Beijing that crashes into the ocean might be a little insensitive given the similarities to a recent tragedy.
Mar 26, 2014 8:02AM ET
Spoiler: the Houston Fire Department saves the day.
Mar 25, 2014 12:45PM ET
One of the story lines bubbling just below the surface of Dancing With the Stars with this season is whether or not we'll see Candace Cameron-Bure flash the polarizing brand of Christianity her brother adheres to. We got a taste of it last night.
Mar 25, 2014 9:24AM ET
A cold that won't go away probably doesn't exist. Doctors say that those bugs (that seem to have haunted everyone this winter) is actually just you getting sick with another infection, probably given to you by someone you share your home with.
Mar 24, 2014 5:29PM ET
The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills have Instagrammed their way into our hearts this season, teaching us the importance of saging your new house and the upside of Montezuma's Revenge.
Mar 24, 2014 5:14PM ET
Researchers from Northumbria University in the U.K. and Germany's University of Gottingen claim they have cracked the code to dude dancing and have found dance moves that are scientifically proven to be aesthetically pleasing to a woman's eye. Having seen these "moves", we now believe women have low standards.
Mar 24, 2014 3:52PM ET
If you're still confused by ghosting, the term given to potential suitors who stop calling or texting after one or a couple of dates, let's be clear: it's not them, it's you.
Mar 24, 2014 12:27PM ET
With World Championships of figure skating beginning on Monday, South Korean Olympic Committee has said that they will file a complaint to the International Skating Union about an alleged breach of the code of ethics during the ladies Olympic competition. It's a complaint the Koreans are afraid they'll be punished for.
Mar 21, 2014 11:14AM ET
In the spirit of bracket busting, March Madness, and voting, we're now letting you choose our next bracket ... by voting on a bracket of reader submissions.
Mar 21, 2014 9:57AM ET
After working for three months as the CEO of Time Warner Cable, Robert D. Marcus has himself an $80 million parachute package after selling the company to Comcast.
Mar 20, 2014 3:35PM ET
This is why we can't have nice things.
Mar 20, 2014 9:03AM ET
With $45,000 on the line, could you solve this puzzle with just two letters? A contestant named Emil somehow did it last night.
Mar 19, 2014 11:12AM ET
Pop music boy-king Justin Bieber was a little wobbly when he was arrested in January for driving under the influence and drag racing. According to documents released Tuesday, it appears Bieber may have initially fibbed to police officers, telling them his failed sobriety test was due to a hairline fracture in his foot.
Mar 19, 2014 9:19AM ET
On your left is the concept art of Quicksilver, a Marvel superhero with super speed, from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Spy Kids-looking emo kid on the right is the same character who will be showing up in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Mar 18, 2014 1:35PM ET
This week on RuPaul's Drag Race, the queens once again broke off into teams for the semi-annual Let's Make These Painted Messes Attempt to Sing challenge.
Mar 18, 2014 12:54PM ET
The big box retailer is going to start allowing customers to trade-in their used games — one of the biggest ways that GameStop makes money.
Mar 18, 2014 11:22AM ET
On Tuesday night, we were introduced to 12 new tributes for the 18th annual Hunger Games season of Dancing With the Stars. The game-makers set the tone for the evening by underscoring Meryl Davis.