Today's Five Best Columns
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Jul 23, 2012 3:00PM ET
How do you gauge each of the physical variations on saying hello that you might participate in with your variety of friend groups, and do the proper thing in return?
Jul 23, 2012 1:29PM ET
In the wake of last week's mass killing in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, along with discussions of what went wrong, there's a growing debate as to how the media should handle these sorts of news stories.
Jul 23, 2012 9:23AM ET
Allegedly, the latest "technique" demonstrated by women seeking men to date is to hop onto commuter trains and head for more fertile ground in the land of the cul-de-sac.
Jul 20, 2012 12:45PM ET
When something like this happens, what happened in Colorado, the meaningless shooting of a theater full of people there to do the simplest of things—watch a movie—it's hard to know how to react, on the Internet or off of it.
Jul 20, 2012 9:38AM ET
A recent feature in People magazine with Anthony Weiner, his wife Huma Abedin, and their baby Jordan had a lot of people wondering if this meant that Weiner was spurring up public goodwill for a comeback. Maybe it wasn't about him at all.
Jul 19, 2012 6:15PM ET
If you're an adult of a certain age in America, of course you know the name R.L. Stine, you know it like a delicious shiver down your spine. His Goosebumps series, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, has crossed generations.
Jul 19, 2012 1:13PM ET
New research is always popping up to enlighten (or terrify, or depress) us about what all of this time spent on the Internet is doing to our brains. What does it do, though, to not only our brains but also to our emotions and characters and personalities?
Jul 19, 2012 10:13AM ET
In an especially Emperor's New Clothes sort of twist, a new store in Manhattan's East Village is selling New York City tap water that they filter via a special technique back to discriminating water consumers.
Jul 19, 2012 9:20AM ET
The New York Post follows Anthony Weiner's pro-family People photo shoot and interview with a front page today warning of "Operation Comeback!" Should we be so warned?
Jul 18, 2012 1:31PM ET
It has come to our attention that it is hot. How does one make him or herself otherwise?
Jul 18, 2012 9:49AM ET
You know a story is a perfect tabloid story when you get not only an "exclusive" New York Post news story about it but also a dedicated rant from Andrea Peyser on the topic. Today, we get both, about a woman and her shoes.
Jul 17, 2012 3:26PM ET
Stereotypes are powerful because they're easy, which is why we see them standing in again and again for "real" human qualities and characters. But they are also insidious, demonstrating so many ways to go wrong, and so few to go right.
Jul 17, 2012 9:43AM ET
Beyond the trend of New York City residents renting out their apartments or spare rooms or even just their couches via the website Airbnb.com, there is a new trend: New Yorkers really, really enjoy doing this. Oh how they love it.
Jul 17, 2012 7:37AM ET
Kurt Loder, columnist, TV personality, and author of the recent film-review collection The Good, the Bad, and the Godawful starts the day with O.J. (or a Coke) and Drudge Report and ends it with wine, Twitter, and maybe a book or a movie.
Jul 16, 2012 4:22PM ET
Over the weekend The New York Times discussed a matter of contemporary lifestyle that pretty much anyone can relate to: Friendship. Specifically, how hard is it to make friends as an adult?
Jul 16, 2012 1:41PM ET
Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman has already sold 400,000 copies in 16 countries, and tomorrow the American edition will be released. Talking to her is nearly as much fun as reading her book.
Jul 16, 2012 10:13AM ET
Is there anything that could make the rather embarrassing American controversy over Olympics uniforms worse? Well, maybe.
Jul 13, 2012 6:56PM ET
Inspired by the sight of actors getting facials in a new Morgan Spurlock documentary and male strippers with waxed chests in Magic Mike, The New York Times' "Room for Debate" feature asks "Are Modern Men Manly Enough?"
Jul 13, 2012 3:17PM ET
Today in questions of summer etiquette, we take on guests who expect lodging; the ethics of outdoor boozing; hot, wet hugs; and how to tell a friend you're interested in some summer lovin'.
Jul 13, 2012 11:26AM ET
It's been a while since we've gotten any good Coop gossip, but as luck would have it, the Coop newspaper, The Linewaiters Gazette, is out with some new news and ancient folklore about the place for groceries that has us all in its thrall.
Jul 13, 2012 10:00AM ET
The biggest small story this week has been the news of New York City Mayor Bloomberg's competition to developers to create "micro-apartments" to be built in what's currently a parking lot in Kip's Bay. But however do you furnish such a place?
Jul 12, 2012 3:22PM ET
Y.A. author Nina LaCour is making a small-budget movie out of her novel, and the Y.A. community is helping her pay for it.
Jul 12, 2012 2:15PM ET
Cat Marnell's writing (and writing about her) has something of the quality of a drug itself—we know, maybe, that we shouldn't, and yet, we do anyway, and then feel rather bad about ourselves afterward.
Jul 12, 2012 11:16AM ET
In the world of digital publishing, there's a question as old as Internet time: If you give away content for free, are you devaluing an entire industry? Of at least one example, writers and editors say, firmly, no.
Jul 12, 2012 9:41AM ET
This time the Fifty Shades trend story skews a bit younger: Teenagers are reading the book, too!
Jul 11, 2012 5:21PM ET
It's that time of year again, time to analyze the U.S. Olympics uniforms! Are they faintly laughable, gold-medal ridiculous, or just fine and dandy? We discuss.
Jul 11, 2012 11:10AM ET
Working from home is no longer the carefree happy maybe-I'll-just-get-up-and-wash-my-dishes-midday proposition of yore. Your bosses are watching you.
Jul 11, 2012 9:21AM ET
The New York Post is riding the residual waves of shock generated by Mayor Bloomberg's recent challenge to city developers to create "micro-apartments," finding a couple who live in something even smaller.
Jul 10, 2012 4:48PM ET
Are bored, well-to-do adults devolving into the state of rebellious teens, or are we all just the same as we always have been? Amy Sohn introduces the so-called "Regressives."
Jul 10, 2012 2:44PM ET
Do we actually need to waste additional valuable Internet space in praise of Kate Upton for looking like she doesn't have an eating disorder?