Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 2, 2014 11:49AM ET
Samsung certainly loves selfies. Like Ellen DeGeneres' record-breaking selfie at the Oscars, the David Ortiz-President Obama selfie from yesterday was part of a campaign from Samsung to sell its Galaxy Note 3 phone.
Apr 1, 2014 6:28PM ET
"The United States stock market, the most iconic market in global capitalism, is rigged." So says author Michael Lewis in his new book about Wall Street traders.
Apr 1, 2014 10:12AM ET
Monday was Stephen Colbert's first opportunity to address last week's non-joke that led to the Internet fight over the #CancelColbert hashtag.
Apr 1, 2014 8:23AM ET
The New York Times quietly loosened its strict standards on profanity last year in an update of its style guide, editor Phil Corbett wrote in an email to The Wire. Still, The Times is getting pushed to loosen those rules even further.
Mar 28, 2014 4:03PM ET
The Philadelphia Eagles have cut Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson, literally minutes after a report on NJ.com loosely linked Jackson to Los Angeles gangs.
Mar 28, 2014 12:57PM ET
Tesla has received a lot of bad press for a series of fires that have struck their electric-powered cars, but CEO Elon Musk wants you to know it's not a big deal.
Mar 27, 2014 3:27PM ET
Happy day, Game of Thrones fans! Author George R.R. Martin released a new 6,000-word chapter from his eventually-coming sixth book Winds of Winter, told from the POV of character "Mercy."
Mar 27, 2014 1:51PM ET
In case you thought Taco Bell was only tepidly stepping into the breakfast wars with its new offerings today, think again. An ad from Taco Bell made that challenge against McDonalds' Egg McMuffin domination far more directly.
Mar 27, 2014 9:41AM ET
Fresh out of being cleared for bankruptcy in December, Atari and its classic games Asteroids and Centipede are back and coming to a smartphone near you. Well, the names and images of those games, at least.
Mar 26, 2014 7:35PM ET
Twitter announced two changes to its iPhone app Wednesday afternoon, introducing photo tagging and the ability to post up to four photos. Both represent the ways in which Twitter is slowly but surely moving away from its 140 character limit.
Mar 26, 2014 4:50PM ET
The rise of hugely expensive advanced statistics video programs is threatening to make the gap between the haves and have-nots of college basketball even bigger.
Mar 26, 2014 4:27PM ET
Scholarship football players at Northwestern are employees of the university and have the right to unionize, at least as far as the National Labor Relations Board is concerned.
Mar 26, 2014 1:20PM ET
Facebook's purchase of virtual reality company Oculus has turned tech theorists into futurists. What plans does Facebook have with the Oculus product? What does our Facebook-led virtual reality future look like?
Mar 25, 2014 3:42PM ET
There's nothing like some kung-fu and some Ray-Bans to spice up your style, according to Google. That's the best explanation for two moves the company made this week to promote the wearable Google Glass as the next big thing for young trend-setters.
Mar 25, 2014 3:02PM ET
The NFL's rules committee has spoken: there shall be no dunking of the football through the field goal post. The 'No Fun League' strikes again.
Mar 24, 2014 2:18PM ET
Getting rid of the hairy skin of the kiwi fruit while still keeping its sweet, juicy taste is proving to be a more prickly problem than scientists expected.
Mar 24, 2014 1:49PM ET
Online food delivery service Grubhub announced today that it expects to sell seven million shares of the company at between $20 and $22 per share in its coming IPO, giving it a hopeful total valuation of about $1.72 billion.
Mar 21, 2014 3:39PM ET
America: Meet the Mercer Bears, the first breakout stars of this year's NCAA basketball tournament.
Mar 21, 2014 9:25AM ET
To stop the cash hemorrhage, New York City's CitiBike program is considering raising its prices less than a year after its debut. The problem, as The Wall Street Journal describes, has more to do with tourists than with New Yorkers.
Mar 20, 2014 3:56PM ET
Hallways that curve in hug-like embraces and a location deeper in the woods highlight the plans for the soon-to-be rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School, which will attempt to be comforting and safe both in its aesthetic design and in its physical structure.
Mar 20, 2014 2:57PM ET
Alison Willmore isn't just the first film critic to join BuzzFeed; she's the first staffer at the famously "hater-free" site to officially have "critic" in her job description at all.
Mar 19, 2014 3:51PM ET
A local New Jersey public works inspector admitted to swiping $460,000 in quarters, or 1.8 million quarters in all, over the past two years. Let's break that figure down to try to figure out his daily change-hoarding routine.
Mar 19, 2014 3:00PM ET
Look alive people, there are only a few hours left before your March Madness brackets are locked in forever. Here are some last minute tips, culled from experts, to ensure that you have the best chance of making money off your bracket.
Mar 19, 2014 1:06PM ET
Goldman Sachs Chairman and Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein is back at the top of the chart of best paid U.S. bank executive.
Mar 18, 2014 2:14PM ET
Apple released a cheaper, lower-memory version of its iPhone 5c today in the hopes of enticing sagging sales for the colorful device. But that new eight-gig version won't be available stateside. Yet.
Mar 17, 2014 6:23PM ET
At 6:25 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday morning, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit near Los Angeles. By 6:33, the Los Angeles Times became one of the first outlets to report the quake online. But it turns out they had a little help.
Mar 13, 2014 4:36PM ET
Auto-playing video advertisements are officially coming to your Facebook news feed, starting today.
Mar 12, 2014 7:30PM ET
It's all over for Arthur Chu, the game theory-using villain of Jeopardy. With one of its most media-savvy contestants ever gone, there are some signs that Chu's run has made show-runners reconsider its no-TV star approach.
Mar 11, 2014 4:11PM ET
But enough about the humans. Let's give it up for the real heroes of this race: the sled dogs themselves.
Mar 11, 2014 10:57AM ET
The Kuka robot v. Timo Boll match for ping-pong supremacy could have been a referendum on how far the robots have come. Instead, the "competition" managed to disappoint everyone.