Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 6, 2012 9:57AM ET
Of course you know autocorrect. You've probably found yourself a target of its accidentally rude, crude expressions at least once, possibly with unfortunate ends, sometimes with amusing ones.
Aug 3, 2012 1:07PM ET
There is a very important question being tackled again by certain smart people of the Internet, and that question is this: What, exactly, is the worst word on the entire planet?
Aug 2, 2012 5:01PM ET
Before there was The Hunger Games trilogy, there was Suzanne Collins' middle-grade series, Gregor the Overlander. We pay some attention to the best B-sides from a few of our favorite Y.A. and children's authors.
Aug 2, 2012 12:18PM ET
Nathan Adrian, 23, the U.S. swimmer who won the 100-meter freestyle Wednesday and set a world record, is the team's breakout star. We think he should get more attention.
Aug 2, 2012 10:03AM ET
With a certain article in the New York Times Wednesday, it appears that the age-old debate about kids in bars has reared its ugly head out of a keg we thought we'd kicked back in 2008. Has anyone asked the kids what they think?
Aug 1, 2012 6:29PM ET
When the crimes of journalism are caught so quickly and punishments dealt soon after, are those transgressions forgiven more easily, too?
Aug 1, 2012 4:17PM ET
Yes, it feels like it's all downhill from here, but there's still time to make it the best summer ever, or a halfway decent one, if you really try.
Aug 1, 2012 11:39AM ET
Two things that might not go together like peas and carrots: Marriage and the Olympics.
Aug 1, 2012 9:37AM ET
The Fifty Shades-ing of publishing continues. What began as Twilight fan fiction is making a lot of people a lot of money — again — as someone who goes by Sylvain Reynard just made a seven-figure deal with Penguin for Gabriel's Inferno.
Jul 31, 2012 5:07PM ET
Everyone is complaining about Olympics spoilers. But are they really that bad? We discuss.
Jul 31, 2012 3:19PM ET
It's rare that politics offers so much excitement for the grammatical folks among us, but this season is shaping up quite nicely, what with "Amercia"-gate, and now some great word nerd backlash about Obama's campaign slogan.
Jul 31, 2012 1:30PM ET
This week, Time's Susanna Schrobsdorff took on an issue that you may not have known existed: Were you aware that all over America, and perhaps globally, people are being tyrannized by "sexy" moms?
Jul 31, 2012 9:58AM ET
Aren't we supposed to be honest with ourselves, and with others? Maybe we're "supposed" to be, but a lot of new research indicates that most of us are lying to ourselves "at least some of the time." And maybe that's great!
Jul 30, 2012 7:18PM ET
Jonah Lehrer saw his career as a New Yorker writer end today for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, but there is an interesting side note for this Internet age: the lifespan of a plagiarist appears to be getting shorter.
Jul 30, 2012 1:54PM ET
Whenever there is anything good in this world, there are those who disagree vehemently that it is good. Never is this more true than on the Internet, and never is this more true than with the Olympics.
Jul 30, 2012 9:53AM ET
The New York Post is staying on the story of Mindy Meyer, the 22-year-old Brooklyn who's running for New York state senate, as inspired by Kim Kardashian, Rudy Guiliani, and Legally Blonde's Elle Woods.
Jul 27, 2012 6:18PM ET
Celebrities have taken our wine. They've taken not only our wine, but that most average yet reliable of blends: Our pinot grigio.
Jul 27, 2012 3:17PM ET
In this Friday's Sweatiquette, there is a theme. Air conditioning questions, they abound! There's a little bit of anger, too. I guess it's that time of year.
Jul 27, 2012 10:00AM ET
One of the many things that people purport to have learned from Fifty Shades of Grey is that women want to read sexy things.
Jul 27, 2012 9:35AM ET
The office of Merriam-Webster may have existed in essentially the same spot, in Springfield, Massachusetts, since 1831, but in that time, the dictionary business has changed drastically.
Jul 26, 2012 11:31AM ET
What do we do when Gchat is down? We freak. And then something from the furthest regions of our brain comes forth, something we remember vaguely, what were those 3 little letters? Remember ... AIM?
Jul 26, 2012 9:36AM ET
Since shopping is hard for men, and men only buy a certain array of manly things, an Upper West Side grocery store has launched what the New York Post is calling "the city's first 'man aisle.'"
Jul 25, 2012 5:17PM ET
When was the last time you finished a book you hated, really, truly hated, despising it with a passion deep in your soul all the way through, to the end of the very last page?
Jul 25, 2012 2:12PM ET
What happens to Manhattan when Brooklyn starts getting all the attention? Gather close, children, and listen to a story.
Jul 25, 2012 12:58PM ET
What's the title of the greatest teen novel of all time? NPR Books hopes to reach a conclusion on a topic that's fodder for no shortage of passionate opinion.
Jul 25, 2012 9:19AM ET
It's not really summer if you're not complaining about ice cream. How could something so reminiscent of our innocent childhoods, so cold and so sweet, turn so foul?
Jul 24, 2012 4:12PM ET
Have you used a zombie noun today? Hang your head in shame, because you're part of the problem.
Jul 24, 2012 12:00PM ET
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. She was also, you may have heard by now, gay.
Jul 24, 2012 10:12AM ET
Today in the New York Times Luisita Lopez Torregrosa writes that while the top corporate roles like Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, and Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman stand as a win for women, the women of Wall Street are enjoying no such enlightenment.
Jul 23, 2012 5:03PM ET
Michael Chabon fans are about to get another little teaser about the writer's much anticipated next novel, Telegraph Avenue, which will be released on September 11.