Today's Five Best Columns
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May 15, 2012 12:17PM ET
What does a person do when they're angry about something that happened, something they may not be accepting full accountability for, something they may deny altogether? Sometimes, they play the victim card.
May 15, 2012 9:03AM ET
On Monday, John Edwards' defense team began their case in his trial over the alleged violation of campaign finance laws. What's happened so far, and what can we expect?
May 14, 2012 5:44PM ET
Overly generic or even blatantly sexist career advice to women has come under fire of late, from others and on this blog. How did President Obama do addressing a group of young female graduates at Barnard's commencement?
May 14, 2012 4:54PM ET
According to research recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the book characters we love are the real-life characters we become.
May 14, 2012 12:33PM ET
According to The New York Times, the latest baby trend appears to be wanna-be grandparents paying to freeze their daughters' eggs so that they can, down the road, indeed become grandparents. Should we be concerned?
May 14, 2012 9:42AM ET
The title of Sunday night's Mad Men was "Dark Shadows," but let's call it by its more colloquial name. This episode was about that darkest of dysfunctional family holidays, the one with the turkey.
May 11, 2012 3:52PM ET
It has come to our attention that some people are getting bored with this season's Mad Men. Everyone's a critic, right? But it's in our power to make television whatever we want it to be. Here's our bids for some new directions.
May 11, 2012 3:09PM ET
In preparation for the weekend, The New York Times dedicates a lot of words to New York City's so-called War on Brunch, a topic we discussed earlier this week.
May 11, 2012 11:36AM ET
The Time magazine cover on "attachment parenting" featuring a 26-year-old mom breast-feeding her nearly 4-year-old son—the one that we were all talking about Thursday—has made it to the Today show, along with the mom, Jamie Lynne Grumet, and her child, Aram.
May 11, 2012 9:04AM ET
Add this to John Edwards' many aspirations: Supreme Court Justice.
May 10, 2012 4:42PM ET
There is a triumvirate of success in the annals of Y.A. book history: Potter, Twilight, Hunger. What comes next?
May 10, 2012 1:16PM ET
The matter inflaming the Internet this Thursday is one of breasts. Particularly, a bare boob, tucked neatly into the mouth of a 3-year-old boy, on the cover of Time magazine.
May 10, 2012 9:11AM ET
John Edwards' trial over campaign finance violations has gone on for some three weeks now, transporting us back to 2008 and exposing the darker side of the man who might have been president.
May 9, 2012 2:59PM ET
There's a new French president, and with him, a new French First Lady. But—shhh—they're not married.
May 9, 2012 12:24PM ET
America has a long tradition of being obsessed with royals, mostly because we don't have any of our own.
May 9, 2012 9:38AM ET
Food blogs and local papers have been chewing over a something that gets us very, very nervous. They say there is a war on brunch.
May 8, 2012 4:57PM ET
Remember when Hillary Clinton was seen as dowdy and wonky, standing by her man? Things have changed.
May 8, 2012 2:59PM ET
Rielle Hunter is the remaining wild card in the John Edwards trial. Will the prosecution actually risk having her on the stand? And what might they gain—or lose—if they do?
May 8, 2012 1:00PM ET
Can one even begin to count the contributions to kid lit, and later, to our adult lives, made by Maurice Sendak?
May 8, 2012 9:51AM ET
The New York Post and the Daily News devote their front pages to the story of Michael Pena, who was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison yesterday on three counts of predatory sexual assault.
May 7, 2012 5:26PM ET
Weeks before John Edwards was indicted for allegedly using $725,000 he'd received from Bunny Mellon to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter, Mellon's librarian Tony Willis testified Monday that Edwards had asked her for more money.
May 7, 2012 4:35PM ET
The Avengers has managed to take in more than $640 million worldwide in the last 12 days and set a new opening weekend record. What is it about superheroes that we can't get enough of?
May 7, 2012 12:59PM ET
Former NYPD officer Michael Pena was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison Monday, after being convicted in March on three counts of predatory sexual assault.
May 7, 2012 9:48AM ET
Women are not simply happy because they're being provided for in this post-Betty Mad Men world. They want more, and more is varied, complicated, individual, and sometimes problematic.
May 4, 2012 4:48PM ET
To a certain generation of people, the Beastie Boys were as monumental and important as the Beatles, as groundbreaking, as formative, as sweeping and meaningful in their celebrity but also in their music, always the music.
May 4, 2012 1:46PM ET
A group of women recently got very angry when Jack Welch, former "Master and Commander of General Electric," addressed them with regard to getting ahead in their careers at a recent speaking engagement.
May 4, 2012 11:39AM ET
R.I.P., Falling Bear, who burst onto the viral scene less than a week ago. We hardly knew ye.
May 4, 2012 9:06AM ET
Another day of the John Edwards' campaign finance trial, another tale of unrequited love.
May 3, 2012 4:35PM ET
At some point in my early tweenhood, my mom ushered me into a room, just the two of us, away from my dad and younger brother, and presented me with a book.
May 3, 2012 12:09PM ET
Last week, we wrote about the women of the Edwards trial, and how they each seem to fit into stock characterizations: the good wife; the frail, wealthy donor; the gold-digging, Medusa-esque mistress. But there's new information that changes things.