Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 14, 2014 7:00AM ET
For most Americans, hockey is a strange, intricate world with its own traditions and customs. It is also one of the best parts of the Winter Olympics. As the long tournament plays itself, these are some of the best places for puck coverage.
Feb 13, 2014 4:55PM ET
Olympic uniforms are usually strictly enforced from athlete to athlete, each one an exact copy of the next, indistinguishable from the bunch. Except for Olympic hockey goaltenders, who get to design their own masks, and they do so brilliantly.
Feb 13, 2014 12:19PM ET
Men's hockey, arguably the Winter Olympics' most popular event, kicked off Thursday, and the U.S. national team dispatched a fairly strong Slovakia team without breaking a sweat.
Feb 12, 2014 3:51PM ET
The guest list for Seth Meyers' first week as host of Late Night has been announced, and the former Saturday Night Live star has called an old friend and a vice-president to join him, together, for his debut episode. Really?!
Feb 12, 2014 3:01PM ET
The quality of American cars has dropped for the first time in over a decade, and the problems are serious. This isn't your casual radio mishap.
Feb 12, 2014 2:31PM ET
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire from Major League Baseball at the end of the 2014 season, bringing what will be a 20 year professional career to a close.
Feb 11, 2014 6:53PM ET
One person was injured and another went missing after an explosion shut down a Chevron natural gas plant in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Feb 11, 2014 2:29PM ET
If social media is like high school, Klout is the company that measures how cool you are and grades you out of 100. That company just sold for over $100 million.
Feb 11, 2014 1:13PM ET
The normally chill athletes competing in the snowboard halfpipe competition are not stoked about the conditions and have called for officials to delay the event, which probably won't happen, even after more than half fell today during qualifiers.
Feb 10, 2014 4:40PM ET
After The Roots followed Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show, Late Night needed a new band to go along with its new host, Seth Meyers. The Saturday Night Live veteran decided to call an old friend to fill the job.
Feb 10, 2014 3:09PM ET
The likelihood that Michael Sam's decision to announce his orientation was in part influenced by NFL teams violating the collective bargaining agreement, in our amateur estimation, seems high.
Feb 10, 2014 12:48PM ET
You don't earn a reputation as the crack smoking, cunnilinging mayor of the fourth largest city in North America without your story getting optioned for a movie, or at least a TV movie. And so, the Rob Ford movie gets cast.
Feb 9, 2014 4:07PM ET
Turns out the The Lego Movie is a legitimate hit and people are at least watching The Monuments Men after it was pushed back from Christmas.
Feb 7, 2014 8:59PM ET
The Opening Ceremony in Sochi, Russia had plenty pomp and circumstance, sure, but we know what you really care about: which countries were the best dressed, and which countries should demand a refund from their tailors.
Feb 7, 2014 7:04PM ET
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich claims New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office "wooed" him in order to earn an endorsement from the Democrat, and the September traffic jams on the George Washington Jams were punishment.
Feb 7, 2014 5:31PM ET
Americans getting ready to watch NBC's tape-delayed broadcast of the Sochi Opening Ceremony are gonna have some questions.
Feb 7, 2014 3:51PM ET
Half-mayor Rob Ford arrived at Toronto city hall on Friday furious that a rainbow flag had been raised on top of the building as a political statement during the Winter Olympics.
Feb 6, 2014 2:05PM ET
Taliban forces in Afghanistan say they have captured an American military service dog and naturally decided to star the canine in a hostage propaganda video.
Feb 6, 2014 12:34PM ET
Rob Ford has no idea he is a walking punchline if his latest stunt to appease the hard-working people in Toronto is any indication.
Feb 6, 2014 11:05AM ET
Seventeen different people make up this year's Saturday Night Live cast, one of the largest in the show's near 40 year history, so someone was bound to get left on the fringes in the fight for screen time.
Feb 5, 2014 1:18PM ET
After a bidding war, CBS will be the new home for the NFL's primetime Thursday Night Football package during the 2014 NFL season.
Feb 4, 2014 5:08PM ET
A new drinking game that takes place entirely on social media appears to be spreading wildly in certain corners of the world, but it's dumb, dangerous, and possibly deadly.
Feb 4, 2014 2:05PM ET
Today is Facebook's 10th anniversary and the company is celebrating with a feature that drudges up some of your most embarrassing moments and vapid thoughts.
Feb 3, 2014 4:23PM ET
The Wire staff remembers our favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman performances—on film and on stage. Which would we recommend to anyone looking to remember Hoffman through his work?
Feb 3, 2014 2:27PM ET
Ronan Farrow went to college. Miley Cyrus, however, did not. That's the only conclusion one can make from his recent W profile on the pop singer, in which it seems his goal from the beginning was to make her look stupid.
Feb 2, 2014 12:27PM ET
Who was most valuable on Seth's final night on Saturday Night Live? With guest appearances by Amy Poehler, Governor David Patterson, and Danny Trans.
Jan 31, 2014 6:27PM ET
Seth Meyers leaves Saturday Night Live for good this weekend after thirteen years on the show. He was occasionally pretty funny, which deserves some credit, so we've assembled this list of our favorite moments. We'll miss you, pal.
Jan 31, 2014 2:15PM ET
Hazardous material units and bomb squads scattered across New Jersey and New York on Friday after letters mailed to at least five hotels near MetLife Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, contained a white powder.
Jan 31, 2014 1:41PM ET
When the work day winds down and diplomats start to relax, things can get awfully steamy after hours at the North Delegates’ Lounge, the bar inside New York's U.N. headquarters where everyone from delegates to interns go for drinks.
Jan 30, 2014 7:11PM ET
Late Thursday Yahoo! acknowledged hackers accessed a number of its Mail accounts through a third party and that the affected accounts must now reset their passwords. If you didn't know your Yahoo! Mail password, you're in luck.