Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 11, 2014 5:22PM ET
As real diplomats negotiate the terms of the Crimean conflict, a new fight started recently somewhere American and Russian representatives don't normally engage — on the soccer pitch, or in the back offices that regulate the soccer pitch, at least.
Mar 10, 2014 6:35PM ET
Early returns for the taxes from Colorado's pot businesses are, well, a little disappointing, possibly because expectations are in the clouds. The results, at least so far, are much more grounded.
Mar 9, 2014 11:34AM ET
Yes, yes, internet, Lena Dunham hosted SNL this week, and she brought along some pixilated nudity and a few special guest stars, as if the internet wasn’t already on the verge of melting down about it.
Mar 5, 2014 5:49PM ET
Russia Today America anchor Liz Wahl resigned while broadcasting on live television Wednesday, citing Russia's decision to invade Ukraine as the reason for her departure.
Mar 4, 2014 2:58PM ET
With tensions between the rest of the world and Russia rising, Moscow successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile today.
Mar 2, 2014 1:45PM ET
Liam Neeson is the immovable object fighting an unstoppable force, again, or something. After beating terrorists (twice!) and wolves, he moved on to fighting against space and time and audiences followed.
Mar 2, 2014 11:02AM ET
After an entire month off, the kids at Studio 8H welcomed us back into their home without Seth Meyers for the first time in over a decade.
Feb 28, 2014 6:53PM ET
Bill Nye was already your favorite person before he captured what might be the first documented selfie with the President of the United States of America.
Feb 28, 2014 1:16PM ET
As we gather round the boob tube with our blankets and popcorn and meticulously filled out ballots to enjoy the Oscars, professional critic Donald Trump will offer an alternative to the intelligent, funny Twitter commentary and for your second screen attention.
Feb 28, 2014 8:10AM ET
Gunmen took over two Crimean airports overnight, prompting Ukrainian leaders to point fingers at the Russian army as tensions in the region escalate.
Feb 27, 2014 7:10PM ET
A California court ruled today that using your phone's map app is legal which can only help poor tourists trying to navigate the state's ridiculous freeway system.
Feb 27, 2014 3:06PM ET
Kanye West just surprised everyone and posted a beautiful trailer for Yeezus, the new movie documenting his recent tour promoting the album of the same name, to his website.
Feb 27, 2014 2:38PM ET
If you're thinking about becoming an Uber driver in your spare time, you should perhaps check out Mickey Rapkin's dispatch in the March issue of GQ about the life you face driving your city's trendy 20-somethings around.
Feb 26, 2014 5:19PM ET
New documents leaked by Ukrainian government officials show that former leader Viktor Yanukovych planned to "cleanse" the protesters set up in Kiev's Independence Square.
Feb 26, 2014 12:25PM ET
Uber has come under fire for its surge pricing strategy, and new accusations the car service startup is artificially influencing the market to drive prices up means the problem won't disappear any time soon.
Feb 25, 2014 7:05PM ET
It will go down to the wire but the latest numbers indicate Obamacare may sign-up 7 million people by the March deadline originally pushed by the Obama administration. Of course, they've already decided to move the finish line closer.
Feb 25, 2014 1:45PM ET
A meeting Wednesday between President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will set the tone, however chilly, for a year's worth of negotiation over whether U.S. troops will remain in the country after this year.
Feb 25, 2014 10:42AM ET
Last night Seth Meyers officially became the fourth host of NBC's Late Night show. Two Wire writers tried to suppress their crushes on Seth and Amy Poehler, his first guest, to objectively analyze his performance.
Feb 24, 2014 5:12PM ET
Samsung unveiled the annual updated model of its iPhone-killing Galaxy line of phones today. The phone is more powerful, lasts longer, wants to improve your life, and even comes in gold.
Feb 21, 2014 11:55AM ET
It comes down to this. Canada and the U.S. will face off in the Olympic men's hockey semifinal for the right to play Sweden for gold, just a day after the Canadian women came from behind to vanquish a strong American squad. Can the boys do the same?
Feb 20, 2014 12:53PM ET
Feb 19, 2014 4:58PM ET
Canada and U.S.A. will play each other in the Olympic men's hockey semi-finals on Friday, but their journeys could not have been more different, and the favorite might surprise you.
Feb 19, 2014 12:04PM ET
Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic hockey tournament on Wednesday, ruining Vladimir Putin's (and every other Russian's) hope of a gold on home soil.
Feb 18, 2014 3:22PM ET
The eight teams who did not earn a bye to the quarterfinals in men's hockey played today to decide who would challenge the four best countries in the world, and who would go home. Host country Russia managed to survive.
Feb 18, 2014 10:20AM ET
Last night was Jimmy Fallon's first night hosting The Tonight Show, and he had his big heart and his appreciation of history on display.
Feb 17, 2014 5:36PM ET
There's not much debate over the fact that the music choices in Olympic figure skating are bland and repetitive. So we decided to offer up better solutions and are asking you to determine whose is best.
Feb 17, 2014 3:01PM ET
If there was any doubt over how much Russian teens care about hockey, given their leader's golden expectations, the protest at the U.S. embassy in Moscow over a disallowed goal should prove those doubts wrong.
Feb 17, 2014 1:18PM ET
At the end of round robin play, the defending gold medalists, Canada, have played well. Though not nearly to the level of Team U.S.A., who have looked world class through their first three games.
Feb 14, 2014 12:34PM ET
With the Olympics almost half over — the closing ceremony is on the 23rd — we decided to recap our favorite moments and stories from the first week of sports.
Feb 14, 2014 11:29AM ET
The NFL's independent investigation into the Miami Dolphins' offensive line's locker room antics concludes that Richie Incognito and two other veterans, Mike Pouncey and John Jerry, repeatedly bullied fellow lineman Jonathan Martin.