Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 30, 2014 5:27PM ET
The Under the Dome season one finale had everything: pink stars, black tar, wooden gallows, green clovers, and purple horseshoes. Barbie's life hangs in the balance at episode's end. Did hopscotching through the season leave us wanting to come back?
Jun 30, 2014 3:41PM ET
You wouldn't think a show with an impenetrable dome around the town could have any new characters show up out of the blue. Oh! How you have underestimated Under the Dome season one. Home stretch!
Jun 30, 2014 9:34AM ET
John Oliver spent part of last night's episode of Last Week Tonight celebrating recent progress in the United States for marriage equality, until he realized our track record abroad is less encouraging.
Jun 28, 2014 10:07AM ET
The next batch of Under the Dome episodes sees Chester's Mill society on the brink of collapse, all while the effects of the dome get weirder. Did you know Domes can make rain and induce labor?
Jun 27, 2014 2:55PM ET
Did you want options this week? Too bad, this is blockbuster season. You take what your anthropomorphic robot gods bestow upon you.
Jun 27, 2014 12:10PM ET
Last summer's silly sensation Under the Dome returns for a second season on Monday. We're catching up by playing a game of TV Telephone, watching one episode, explaining it to the group, then passing along to the next in line. It's sure to be fun/dome-y.
Jun 27, 2014 9:24AM ET
The Daily Show has a theory on America's children: they're wimps. Especially when they're working long days picking tobacco. So on last night's episode, Samantha Bee went to investigate what it's like working on a tobacco farm as a teen.
Jun 26, 2014 11:56AM ET
Here's a preview: Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory didn't make it.
Jun 26, 2014 10:37AM ET
Based on the the tenth (!) trailer for Weezer's upcoming Everything Will Be Alright In The End, the album is either about Weezer and/or some other unnamed, possibly fictional band. After some not-so-wild speculating, we're betting Weezer.
Jun 26, 2014 9:11AM ET
"We're going to check in, right now, with some of our nation's hallowed institutions of higher learning," Jon Stewart said on The Daily Show last night. Which led to a dissection of the woefully inadequate ways schools handle sexual assault.
Jun 25, 2014 2:51PM ET
New rankings out Wednesday from CNNMoney break down the most stressed out cities in America. But the real story here: which city is the least stressed.
Jun 25, 2014 11:03AM ET
Sawyer's retirement means that all three of the major network nightly news programs will be hosted by men.
Jun 25, 2014 10:06AM ET
The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Wednesday that the United States gross domestic product declined by an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the worst decline since the Great Recession.
Jun 25, 2014 8:46AM ET
As Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden gear up their 2016 presidential pre-campaigns, Jon Stewart knows the one way to settle the score: a good ol' fashioned poor-off.
Jun 24, 2014 4:36PM ET
We're pretty sure Dorothy and Toto weren't inside, but it's still a nightmare straight out of Oz.
Jun 24, 2014 1:41PM ET
The Primetime Emmy voters have actually already had their say. Ballots were due last Friday, and the nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 10th. In the meantime, though, we at The Wire feel it's only fair that we should have our say.
Jun 24, 2014 12:51PM ET
Workers at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs facility covered up the deaths of patients while on hospital waiting lists, according to a new report from CNN.
Jun 24, 2014 10:18AM ET
According to ESPN's Chris Broussard, LeBron James will opt out of the final years of his contract with the Miami Heat and enter the free agent market. In other words, grab the popcorn and prepare for The Decision II.
Jun 24, 2014 8:50AM ET
As Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants continue to expand control in Iraq, the United States is scrambling to figure out what to do. So on last night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took some time to see how the president's plan measures up.
Jun 23, 2014 5:48PM ET
Captain James Tiberius Kirk, William Shatner IRL, would like to (not-so) humbly request that he be unverified on Twitter because too many "nobodies" sport the hallowed blue checkmark these days for his taste.
Jun 23, 2014 2:03PM ET
The legal memo justifying the killing of United States citizen and suspected terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was released by a federal court Monday, after lawsuits from both the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Jun 23, 2014 12:41PM ET
You may have heard about the thrashing Dr. Mehmet Oz took from Congress last week for touting "magic" dietary supplements with little to no medical backing. On last night's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver argued that Oz is simply a symptom of America's supplement problem, and offered his view on the real culprit.
Jun 23, 2014 11:50AM ET
The director in charge of the laboratory where more than 80 workers for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta may have been exposed to anthrax has been reassigned, according to Reuters.
Jun 23, 2014 10:18AM ET
The White House announced late last week the creation of a Pollinator Health Task Force, a multi-departmental effort for "understanding, preventing, and recovering from" mass declines in the U.S. honeybee population.
Jun 23, 2014 8:55AM ET
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed were found guilty and sentenced in Egypt Monday of reporting false news and assisting the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jun 20, 2014 2:25PM ET
It's a bit of a down week in blockbuster season right before summer officially starts, but there are a handful of interesting limited releases and on Demand must-sees to tide you over until things heat back up.
Jun 20, 2014 9:05AM ET
On Wednesday, four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators testified before Congress in an attempt to convince current Congressional Republicans on the threat of climate change. On last night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart explained why that won't work.
Jun 19, 2014 9:40AM ET
Chelsea Handler will host a talk show on Netflix beginning in 2016, Netflix announced Thursday, in an attempt to "revolutionize the talk show."
Jun 19, 2014 9:10AM ET
Did you know that Hillary Clinton has a new book out? Did you know she's been all over the media promoting it? Well, if you didn't, Jon Stewart is here to catch you up.
Jun 18, 2014 10:13AM ET
In a decision released Wednesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled the trademark on the Washington Redskins' team name citing the rule that trademarks cannot "disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute."