Today's Five Best Columns
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May 1, 2014 6:50PM ET
Did you ever hear the story about a guy explaining the bright side of oil spills? You did not hear that story, because anyone who does that is a terrible person, and hopefully the human race collectively knows better, right? Wrong.
May 1, 2014 11:14AM ET
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister and confirmed old person, thinks we're "slaves" to our technology.
Apr 30, 2014 1:51PM ET
Now that the NBA will force (or attempt to force) Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, it seems everyone with a checking account and a Twitter handle is saying they want a piece of the action.
Apr 29, 2014 2:18PM ET
The first round of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Playoffs has been dominated by a strange fixation with balls, which is unusual because hockey is played with pucks, of course.
Apr 29, 2014 1:55PM ET
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life and will be forced to sell the team, pending a board of governors vote, over racist remarks on a leaked video.
Apr 28, 2014 6:36PM ET
The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that Tufts University was found in violation of Title IX for its handing of sexual harassment and misconduct complaints on campus.
Apr 28, 2014 4:20PM ET
Every company sponsoring the Los Angeles Clippers decided doing so is a terrible idea after owner Donald Sterling's repulsive views of minorities are at the forefront more than ever.
Apr 28, 2014 10:56AM ET
Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, were both arrested over the weekend, after a dispute at their home drew police attention.
Apr 25, 2014 5:36PM ET
Tensions between the White House and the Kremlin over the ongoing standoff in Ukraine have increased steadily until this week, and have culminated with a complete disconnect between the two world powers.
Apr 25, 2014 2:14PM ET
Since humans began regularly travelling to space, the hardest part of the journey has always been sticking the landing. Space X owner and CEO Elon Musk thinks he can fix that.
Apr 25, 2014 12:04PM ET
Another tragic incidence of violence struck a Connecticut high school on Friday, when a teenage girl was attacked and stabbed to death by a classmate who had asked her to prom and was rejected.
Apr 24, 2014 2:18PM ET
Pro-Russia separatists in east Ukraine released Vice News journalist Simon Ostrovosky on Thursday after holding him captive for roughly four days.
Apr 23, 2014 5:37PM ET
The Wall Street Journal reports the FCC will propose new rules on Thursday that will "allow broadband providers to give some traffic preferential treatment."
Apr 23, 2014 4:44PM ET
The things we listen to and watch during our formative years shape us in profound ways we can only hope to understand later. We made a list of the good-bad movies we loved as teens, the stuff that stuck with us over the years, even though we realized that movie's flaws after clear-eyed viewings later in life.
Apr 22, 2014 7:05PM ET
A report released Tuesday examining a reward system for the Internal Revenue Service employees exposed a rather significant flaw — sometimes the employees receiving rewards owed federal taxes.
Apr 22, 2014 1:11PM ET
Richard Turley, the man who helped Bloomberg Businessweek blossom from a stuffy Wall Street weekly into one of the prettiest options on your newsstand over the last four years, is moving on.
Apr 21, 2014 6:00PM ET
Ask Netflix how many people watch its marquee original program, House of Cards, and you won't receive a straight answer. But you're still going to have to pay more to watch it.
Apr 18, 2014 4:20PM ET
Today is a momentous, important day in history, in case you are unaware. One Direction released the video for "You and I," their fourth single off Midnight Memories, and the lads are clearly starting to show their age.
Apr 18, 2014 1:39PM ET
The psychologist who wrote the CIA's post-9/11 torture program wants to tell his story to the world, if only non-disclosure agreements with the U.S. government wasn't holding him back.
Apr 17, 2014 5:43PM ET
Fox News' biggest critic decided to confront two of the network's biggest stars at a party recently, and what transpired was two very different examples of how to deal with critics face-to-face. Let's break them down.
Apr 17, 2014 12:30PM ET
Whoopi Goldberg is a woman of many talents; she's an actress, comedian, daytime talk show host, exercise video instructor, and a number of other things, too. Now she can add "weed columnist" to her already extensive resume.
Apr 16, 2014 12:32PM ET
To mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Sports Illustrated invited all Bostonians to show up last weekend at the marathon's finish line wearing as much Boston-themed merchandise they could manage.
Apr 15, 2014 7:06PM ET
The NHL Playoffs start Wednesday night, kicking off one of the most intense, physical and fun competitions in sports. For the uninitiated, we prepared a guide to the teams vying for the Stanley Cup with recognizable faces from the Olympics.
Apr 14, 2014 2:30PM ET
Bubba Watson's second Masters win in three years failed to draw the kind of gangbusters ratings to which golf's greatest tournament is accustomed, mostly because the finale was boring and lacked any drama.
Apr 14, 2014 12:07PM ET
Over the weekend, a 14-year-old girl caused quite the stir after tweeting an ill-advised terror threat to American Airlines, who promptly reported her to authorities.
Apr 13, 2014 12:31PM ET
It seemed a little too quiet heading into Seth Rogen's third chance to host Saturday Night Live, but no matter, because Rogen delivered one of the best episodes in recent memory.
Apr 11, 2014 5:43PM ET
Amazon has plans to release a 3D smartphone later this year, officially entering the hardware market as a major player against the likes of Samsung, Apple and HTC.
Apr 10, 2014 6:43PM ET
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce her resignation on Friday, according to reports from Bloomberg and The New York Times.
Apr 10, 2014 6:26PM ET
An unknown number of chimpanzees are loose inside the Kansas City Zoo right now while staff and visitors remain locked inside the buildings as safety precautions.
Apr 10, 2014 5:37PM ET
Stephen Colbert used to be the one person who authors could rely on for a decent interview when releasing a new book. But now that he's moving up to the big time, authors will likely be some of the biggest losers, if the most easily forgotten.