Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 18, 2012 9:35PM ET
Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old man who posted on Reddit under the name Violentacrez until Gawker's Adrian Chen outed him, went on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend himself on camera for the first time.
Oct 17, 2012 6:23PM ET
Apparently not everyone likes a rematch. Numbers are down across the board for last night's debate. We're a little less than three weeks away from the election's end, but everyone is getting jaded. You can't deny it, either. The truth is in the numbers.
Oct 17, 2012 5:04PM ET
Sure lots of people complain about Pitchfork's reviews, but Chicago rapper Chief Keef might have a real bone to pick with the sometimes snobby music site, now that an interview he did with them might land him in jail.
Oct 17, 2012 3:38PM ET
It was almost happy hour, but Veronica De Souza was having a pretty awful Tuesday. She has just been laid off from her job as a social media manager and what else did she have to do but pour a drink and watch the debates...
Oct 16, 2012 5:38PM ET
Despite griping from both parties for tonight's debate moderator Candy Crowley to stay quiet, she's been given free reign to ask as many follow up questions as she sees fit.
Oct 16, 2012 4:00PM ET
The first semester of freshman year is hard. Your interest expand beyond your teenage obsessions. You find new things to focus on. Sometimes you grow too fast, and relationships get strained. Like the one between Jonathan Krohn and VICE which only lasted three weeks.
Oct 16, 2012 2:16PM ET
With the NHL's lockout dragging on for months and little movement from either side, fans are starting to lose it. Since the NHL knew they were losing the publicity battle, they got GOP strategist Frank Luntz to help win back fans and get leverage in the negotiations.
Oct 14, 2012 5:58PM ET
Former Republican Senator Arlen Specter passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 82. His son said he lost his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Oct 14, 2012 5:22PM ET
Christopher Stevens' father would really like it if everyone stopped trying to turn his son's death into a political issue.
Oct 14, 2012 4:24PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report where the movie about a bunch of Canadians was polite enough to let Liam Neeson stay in first place. Typical.
Oct 14, 2012 2:55PM ET
Campaign flacks pump up expectations ahead of Tuesday's debate while other are still talking about Libya fallout. Also, Stephen Colbert explains Rachel Maddow's heavy influence on his show.
Oct 14, 2012 12:30PM ET
Al-Jazeera reports things aren't looking very good for Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl and activist that Taliban members shot the other day while she was walking to school.
Oct 14, 2012 11:32AM ET
Saturday Night Live is starting to hit its stride. Last night's episode started with an excellent cold open on the Vice-Presidential debate, strayed with a promising-but-flawed tech journalist sketch, and excelled with an appearance from a flirty Arianna Huffington on Weekend Update.
Oct 14, 2012 9:42AM ET
Daredevil parachutist Felix Baumgartner survived his attempt to break the record for the highest sky dive ever today. He did it. He really did it.
Oct 13, 2012 5:35PM ET
There's a specter haunting Washington, D.C. today. The curse of an old President is torturing legions in the nation's capitol as they try and recover from one of the nation's biggest losses ever.
Oct 13, 2012 4:45PM ET
Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corporation, stodgy old man, is a big fan of the the rude, crude, drug-obsessed hipster bible, VICE.
Oct 13, 2012 3:34PM ET
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri would prefer it if everyone focused on the important things like that awful anti-Muslim movie that caused so much controversy in September.
Oct 13, 2012 2:46PM ET
Mitt Romney didn't stay in Massachusetts very much while he was governor, according to a new investigation by the New York Times.
Oct 13, 2012 1:15PM ET
There might not be a more recognizable voice in America than Morgan Freeman, so the President exercised some common sense and got the famous actor to narrate his new ad.
Oct 13, 2012 12:21PM ET
The space shuttle Endeavour is retiring. Did you not hear? It celebrated its new life of sitting by the fire and reading Reader's Digest with a scenic fall drive through L.A. on Friday and Saturday.
Oct 13, 2012 10:58AM ET
Iran has a growing legion of low-grade hackers that are quickly becoming a pain in the side of the Obama administration, and financial companies.
Oct 12, 2012 1:47AM ET
Turkey ordered a Syrian civilian plane flying from Moscow to land in Ankara yesterday on the suspicion it was carrying some suspicious cargo. Today, Turkey said they found ammunition and military supplies. Syria wants to see the supposed guns they won't be receiving.
Oct 12, 2012 1:06AM ET
Whether it's fear of the hassle of getting through security or your seats coming loose during a flight, flying is stressful enough on its own. You would think actors would know not to recite lines about murdering people with ice picks mid-flight.
Oct 11, 2012 11:48PM ET
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is thinking about becoming the kingpin of the L.A. sports scene. He wants to be the man responsible, and rich enough, for bringing football back to the city of angels.
Oct 11, 2012 10:52PM ET
You may remember Jim Lehrer taking a beating after the last Presidential debate. Martha Raddatz, a reporter for ABC News, is moderating tonight's Vice-President debate. The people love her. They really, really love her.
Oct 10, 2012 7:26PM ET
Jamie Dimon, swaggering CEO of JP Morgan Chase, played both sides of the aisle perfectly while speaking at a Council on Foreign Relations event on Wednesday: he said he supports Obama's tax plan while also taking the Democrats and the Federal Reserve to task over banking regulations.
Oct 10, 2012 5:02PM ET
Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian trying to break the record for the highest sky dive ever, will have to wait a few more days to jump from 120,000 feet. The jump from space is delayed until Sunday.
Oct 10, 2012 4:20PM ET
Turkey is just about fed up with Syria and they're not going to take it anymore. Today, they've announced they're going to respond—really respond—if they're attacked again, and they forced down a Syrian plane flying from Moscow to search it for heavy weapons.
Oct 9, 2012 7:23PM ET
There's a new Klout professor in town. Ryan Thornburg is basing twenty percent of his students' grades on how much they can raise their Klout score. Unfortunately for the kids, that means they're shooting blindly into the ether and hoping for the best. So far, it's barely working.
Oct 9, 2012 5:46PM ET
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu picked a great time to call for an early election. He's practically been campaigning for a month now.