Today's Five Best Columns
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May 3, 2012 9:46AM ET
To assume that an entire nation of parents is great is as silly as assuming that an entire set of people born in under one birth sign are exactly the same. But that hasn't stopped the ongoing "Where is it better to be a mom?" debate.
May 2, 2012 5:47PM ET
Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal piece titled "Nine Rules Women Must Follow to Get Ahead," we compiled a list of eight other articles that journalists should stop writing. Wednesday, The Journal responded with a new post.
May 2, 2012 4:31PM ET
Data released by the World Health Organization brings a new topic to the table of the standard baby conversation in the U.S.A.
May 2, 2012 2:22PM ET
Love is hard. Romantic movies make it harder.
May 2, 2012 9:30AM ET
The New York Post has never been a fan of Occupy Wall Street, but the relish with which they tear at Occupy's reemergence on the scene with yesterday's May Day protests is fairly epic—even by Post standards.
May 1, 2012 5:14PM ET
The New York Times is on this "rent is too high" thing, locating a woman who has had the good fortune to not pay a totally astronomical rent and explaining exactly how she does it.
May 1, 2012 3:35PM ET
The long-awaited moment is here: A wee totling has been birthed into this great nation!
May 1, 2012 1:16PM ET
Are you a woman who wants to "get ahead"? Perhaps you've seen a recent article in The Wall Street Journal titled, helpfully, "Nine Rules Women Must Follow to Get Ahead."
May 1, 2012 9:50AM ET
Perhaps the Daily News is taking seriously those allegations that they've gone soft. Maybe there really is a so-called "WAR!"on with the New York Post.
Apr 30, 2012 5:24PM ET
We've all thought it, right? We've thrown up our hands, despite the carpal tunnel; we've set our laptops to sleep; we've vowed to take a day off, to stop looking at the little screen, to ignore the beeps and groans and vibratory sensations emanating from our technological friends.
Apr 30, 2012 2:45PM ET
We're in the second week of John Edwards' trial, in which he faces up to 30 years in jail and a $1.5 million fine for allegedly violating federal campaign finance laws, and there are some interesting updates from the testimony of Cheri Young.
Apr 30, 2012 1:24PM ET
A horrifying weekend article in The New York Post involves the death of everything good and holy. By that we mean Happy Hour. Gird your koozies; it is under siege. Maybe.
Apr 30, 2012 10:03AM ET
Sunday's episode of Mad Men ended with three generations of characters in various states of abject despair, sitting at a table at a fancy dinner.
Apr 27, 2012 5:31PM ET
In Friday's Wall Street Journal there's a deeply evocative piece on the many and varied mustache styles of baseball players and the many evocative words used to describe said mustaches.
Apr 27, 2012 3:44PM ET
Friday's parenting-outrage-inducing piece in The New York Times takes on the celebrity baby bump, and its rejuvenating properties for many a celebrity's lukewarm career.
Apr 27, 2012 1:22PM ET
As we collectively marvel, mouths agape, at the wonder passing over New York City—the space shuttle, the space shuttle!—we are reminded of how rare these moments truly are in today's cynical world.
Apr 27, 2012 10:14AM ET
John Edwards' trial over alleged campaign finance law violations continues, and there are continued twists and turns with which to keep us both horrified and entertained. But let's take a step back. What does this trial, and its lead-up, say about women?
Apr 26, 2012 7:13PM ET
One word we can't seem to get enough of these days—hint: not slacks!—is diaeresis, meaning those two dots that sit on top of a second vowel when two come right next to each other in separate syllables, as seen almost exclusively in The New Yorker.
Apr 26, 2012 4:35PM ET
In 1965, 11 years after the Supreme Court outlawed segregated schools, Nancy Larrick wrote an article titled "The All-White World of Children's Books" for the Saturday Review. Much has changed since then. Some has stayed the same.
Apr 26, 2012 1:25PM ET
Today's made-for-outrage New York Times trend story: Little girls are wearing fancy, expensive clothes made by fashion designers who make fancy, expensive clothes for little girls now. Little girls!
Apr 26, 2012 10:36AM ET
According to an important study done by the company that runs a website for cheaters—yes, we're talking about AshleyMadison.com, which seems to be extremely good at marketing itself these days—the cheating-est New York-area town is Great Neck, Long Island.
Apr 26, 2012 9:00AM ET
Dispatches from John Edwards' trial over campaign finance law violations continue to come out. Today's episode takes an interesting romantic turn.
Apr 25, 2012 1:54PM ET
Christine Quinn, New York City Council speaker, is soon to wed her girlfriend, Kim M. Catullo. It's a wedding like any other wedding—except it's a gay wedding, and Quinn is, quite possibly, going to make a run for New York City Mayor.
Apr 25, 2012 9:59AM ET
The trial of disgraced former Senator John Edwards is well underway, and there are nuggets both titillating and shameful coming forward. Are we supposed to feel sorry for him, after everything we've been through?
Apr 25, 2012 8:32AM ET
Sasha Frere-Jones, staff writer and pop-music critic at The New Yorker, loves Instapaper but believes in printing things out, and wants to start an Edith Wharton book club.
Apr 24, 2012 5:35PM ET
On Friday, The New Yorker's Ben Greenman kicked off a contest called Questioningly, asking "If you could eliminate a single word from the English language, what would it be?" We, in response, asked "If you could eliminate a single word from The New Yorker, what would it be?"
Apr 24, 2012 2:52PM ET
The New York Athletic Club has been around for 144 years. It has traditions, a storied history, and a commitment to excellence. It is also now, and forever will be, the location of a brawl.
Apr 24, 2012 1:29PM ET
Tuesday's New York Times offers up what seems a rather tone-deaf story on "gun fashion trends," like chinos made by Woolrich, the 182-year-old clothing company that's made "gunwear"—if not, perhaps, fashionable gunwear like today's gunwear—for more than a century.
Apr 24, 2012 10:32AM ET
Maybe in the old days a woman would be catcalled and do nothing about it. But it's a different world now, full of smartphones and civilian documenters and people who won't simply put up with things.
Apr 23, 2012 4:53PM ET
Lena Dunham's new HBO series Girls has inspired conversations, backlash, hate, and love, but mostly it's inspired a ton of writing.