Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 5, 2014 4:34PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where "the marked ones" is how we usually refer to our underwear drawer.
Jan 5, 2014 3:44PM ET
Mitt Romney forgave an MSNBC host who apologized for saying mean things about his children. Meanwhile, Rand Paul was calling for James Clapper to head to jail. .
Jan 5, 2014 12:54PM ET
On Sunday morning, firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in Manhattan that left at least one man, with his wife and child, stranded many floors above. He tweeted his experience.
Jan 5, 2014 11:39AM ET
After placing last in the NFL with a 2-14 record in 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs should be proud of 2013's 11-5 season, and making the playoffs. But the city and its newspapers are not dealing well with the team's crushing Saturday playoff loss.
Jan 5, 2014 10:45AM ET
Too bad weed is not cool, because New York will finally catch up to the 20 other states (and D.C.!) with medical marijuana laws this week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his State of the State address.
Jan 4, 2014 6:33PM ET
In real life, Conan O'Brien hosted NBC's Tonight Show from June 1, 2009 to January 22, 2010. NBC barely remembers that, though.
Jan 4, 2014 5:50PM ET
Ecuador's Navy airlifted Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos from a cruise ship in the Galápagos Islands so he could make an emergency trip to receive medical treatment in the U.S. for a kidney stone.
Jan 4, 2014 4:31PM ET
At least your commute didn't involve navigating a small plane making an emergency landing on a New York City highway Saturday.
Jan 4, 2014 4:00PM ET
Education officials in Madison, Wisconsin have already cancelled school on Monday ahead of dangerously frosty temperatures.
Jan 4, 2014 2:41PM ET
A CBS News correspondent posted a blind item on Facebook accusing a Congressman hiding his homosexuality while voting against equal rights, and then dropped an obvious hint.
Jan 4, 2014 12:52PM ET
With the beef squashed, Rap Genius appears on the first page of its own Google search results again.
Jan 4, 2014 11:08AM ET
In Saturday's New York Times, on page 7 in the C section, print advertising mystifyingly turned into new territory after a movie studio paid for a full page ad to prominently display a single tweet.
Jan 4, 2014 10:20AM ET
Phil Everly, the younger of the Everly Brothers, who influenced some of the greatest voices in rock'n'roll music, from Bob Dylan to the Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel, has passed away. He was 74.
Dec 31, 2013 3:38PM ET
Your favorite meme almost died. Not "politicians ruining the fun for everyone" died, but, like, "left this mortal coil" died. The Verge unearthed the story about how Doge almost wasn't.
Dec 31, 2013 1:33PM ET
They have denied it before and they will deny it again: Apple has no idea why, how of if the National Security Agency can bug your iPhone, and they certainly aren't helping the spying agency do it.
Dec 31, 2013 9:02AM ET
Snow fell, Smaug desolated, and Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball. The end of December draws near, when another year will pass, so let's look back on this month and remember all the little things you forgot.
Dec 30, 2013 4:02PM ET
What happens when you spend a year wearing Google Glass? People find you awkward and weird, and you learn to hate your phone.
Dec 30, 2013 1:05PM ET
Rushing fraternities is a nightmare. One survivor of the rush process at a chapter of the deadliest frat in the U.S., according to Bloomberg News, compared his experience to that of a spy getting tortured for information.
Dec 30, 2013 9:29AM ET
A team of journalists working for Al Jazeera English were detained by security forces in Egypt on Sunday evening for allegedly meeting with Muslim Brotherhood members and broadcasting false news.
Dec 29, 2013 6:13PM ET
The world's most fearsome terrorist organization is run a lot like a corporation, complete with financial managers who get on your case if you don't file expense reports properly. Working for Al Qaeda is just like working in your office, too.
Dec 29, 2013 4:54PM ET
ABC News corespondent and Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts has publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time ever in an end-of-year Facebook post.
Dec 29, 2013 4:02PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where the more things change the more they stay the exact same.
Dec 29, 2013 2:29PM ET
Darrell Issa and Mike Rogers are still convinced Al Qaeda was behind the attack.
Dec 29, 2013 12:59PM ET
According to a new report from Der Spiegel on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the agency intercept electronics purchased online before delivery to install malware and other spying tools.
Dec 29, 2013 11:06AM ET
Healthcare.gov, the struggling federal healthcare startup, finally cleared 1 million users in the month of December, federal officials announced Sunday morning, acknowledging a milestone that falls short of original goals.
Dec 29, 2013 10:07AM ET
Just 40 days before the Sochi Olympics, a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive inside a train station in Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and injuring many more, and raising safety concerns leading into the games.
Dec 28, 2013 5:44PM ET
A desire to play professional basketball would seemingly be a very important part of a professional basketball player's successful career. But, you know, maybe not.
Dec 28, 2013 5:09PM ET
New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio may not have the glitz and glamour of outgoing billionaire bad boy Michael Bloomberg, but that doesn't mean he can't attract star power.
Dec 28, 2013 3:24PM ET
An investigation just released from The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick paints the best picture yet of what led to the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Dec 28, 2013 2:23PM ET
Unemployment benefits dried up for an estimated 1.3 million Americans on Saturday as politicians let the recession-era holdover federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program expire.