Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 7, 2012 9:48AM ET
The Upper East Side "Mommy Madam," Anna Gristina, 44, who was charged yesterday with promoting prostitution is getting a lot of attention in the tabloids today. While no client list has been released, the details coming out about Gristina's personal life are fascinating.
Mar 6, 2012 6:19PM ET
Mother Jones reporters Tim Murphy and Andy Kroll have dredged up some interesting tidbits from the files of a 1990s-era Rick Santorum. Not surprisingly, Santorum has not always been a charming, pro-woman-type guy in adorable sweater vests.
Mar 6, 2012 12:53PM ET
What's next for Watson, the most famous Jeopardy! contestant in recent years? A job on Wall Street, of course. His first client is Citigroup, for which he will analyze customer needs and process data.
Mar 6, 2012 11:03AM ET
Mar 6, 2012 9:23AM ET
It's not every day that a married "Ugg-wearing" soccer mom with four kids gets busted for operating a prostitution ring out of an apartment on East 78th Street. Thus, New York Post editors are making the most of it, with an array of porny stock photos and puns.
Mar 5, 2012 4:06PM ET
Today in the "modern life is hard" department: Reading books on tablets may be more difficult than reading print books.
Mar 5, 2012 10:44AM ET
Mar 5, 2012 10:05AM ET
Take note: The hot new trend is puttering. Yes, puttering. To "putter" is to 1) move or act aimlessly or idly, 2) to work at random, or tinker. And who has time for that in this 24-hour-news-cycle life?
Mar 2, 2012 2:28PM ET
With fewer adults deciding to marry than ever in American history, it's not hard to wonder what a post-marriage society would look like—and are we on our way there already?
Mar 2, 2012 11:02AM ET
Rush Limbaugh's recent, awful attacks on Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who had the audacity to testify about contraception at a hearing led by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi last Thursday, have inspired calls for Limbaugh to apologize as well as at least one company to pull advertising from his radio show.
Mar 2, 2012 10:47AM ET
The people who made The Lorax are probably in need of a hug right now. But if there's anything to be gained from a hate-filled review, it's the pleasure of reading it.
Mar 1, 2012 1:08PM ET
Sen. Roy Blunt's contraception amendment was just defeated in the Senate by a vote of 51 to 48. This means things have gone just about perfectly for the Democrats, and for the Obama Administration.
Mar 1, 2012 11:06AM ET
Despite what you might hear about the economy, publishing, and the trying lives of the wealthy, it's boom times out there in the arena of glossy print magazines for the rich!
Feb 29, 2012 5:13PM ET
One of the most amusing (and enlightening) reads of the day may be senior Reuters Opinion editor Chadwick Matlin's live tweets of Tuesday night's monthly members meeting of the Park Slope Food Co-op.
Feb 29, 2012 3:44PM ET
We've now seen two Internet marriage proposals in just a few weeks, one on Mashable another on BuzzFeed. Is this an acceptable way to ask for someone's hand in marriage? We discuss.
Feb 29, 2012 11:55AM ET
Happy Leap Day. Today is a day that comes around only once every four years, and traditionally, because it was so shocking to imagine a woman ever proposing to a man, today would have been the day for that sort of funny business.
Feb 29, 2012 9:41AM ET
If one thing is clear about rich people, it's not that their lives are any easier than the rest of ours. In fact, if anything, it's hard to have money.
Feb 28, 2012 4:24PM ET
What's missing in your birth control technique? Is it, maybe, a location-based app?
Feb 28, 2012 11:19AM ET
Are you having a nervous breakdown? Doubtful, as "nervous breakdowns" are not a real thing.
Feb 28, 2012 9:36AM ET
There's a new fiction series making waves among Upper East Side moms, and it happens to be the "triple-X" Fifty Shades trilogy featuring a 27-year-old billionaire, Christian Grey, who seduces a college graduate into becoming his submissive sex slave.
Feb 27, 2012 5:42PM ET
Today on the (much) lighter side of political news: A cat named Hank is running for Congress in Virginia. Minus the fact that he's a cat, he's doing what every modern-day politician dreams of: Going viral.
Feb 27, 2012 1:41PM ET
A long-held belief about women and fertility is that each woman has a set amount of eggs in her lifetime and that when those eggs are depleted at menopause, so are her chances at having a biological child. However, research out of Massachusetts General Hospital is questioning that view.
Feb 27, 2012 10:24AM ET
Is the era of "Freedom fries" finally over? Or is the backlash just beginning?
Feb 24, 2012 4:18PM ET
Are you thinking of jumping into the fray of live-tweeting an event, but not sure what to do, how it all works, or where to begin? Take note: An epic evening of live-tweeting is just days away.
Feb 24, 2012 1:19PM ET
Right now in the most of the developed world, it could be argued, women are considered about as "equal" to men as they have ever been. Yet there are deep, abiding problems that we're still working through.
Feb 24, 2012 9:52AM ET
There are two dueling propositions when boarding any plane nowadays, beyond, obviously, getting to your destination safely and in a reasonable amount of time.
Feb 23, 2012 3:53PM ET
We can't blame J.K. Rowling for wanting to branch out after all the years she spent on the Harry Potter franchise, but is it possible for a novel for adults to elicit the same joy and fervor as a well-drawn YA series?
Feb 23, 2012 10:36AM ET
More people are living alone than ever, as a statistic we met recently with great happiness noted. But -- prepare yourself -- living alone might be making you weird.
Feb 23, 2012 8:55AM ET
It seems New Yorkers can't get comfortable in one neighborhood without being told that a new neighborhood is the neighborhood to be in. Or not to be in, as the case may be.
Feb 22, 2012 4:50PM ET
Are we too quick to judge on the Internet? No question: Absolutely, yes.