Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 21, 2014 2:34PM ET
It's soft-serve ice cream blended with delicious candy and toppings. But which reigns supreme? Quit staring at the menu and instead consult our error-proof ranking.
Aug 21, 2014 10:36AM ET
American teens are having fewer babies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week, finding that teenage sexual activity decreased while use of birth control increased, in 2013.
Aug 20, 2014 4:40PM ET
A new study suggests that people who use e-readers are worse at remembering the plots to books than people who read physical books.
Aug 20, 2014 11:54AM ET
B.K.S. Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru who helped popularized yoga in the United States, died Wednesday at the age of 95 in a hospital in Pune, India.
Aug 20, 2014 10:53AM ET
After a false CNN iReport, several people were convinced that Capt. Ron Johnson, the Ferguson native and Missouri Highway Patrolman in charge of the city's protests, was a gang member
Aug 20, 2014 9:26AM ET
We don't expect a lot from the tabloids in New York, except that they'll capitalize on society's worst moments and basest instincts when they think it will sell copies.
Aug 20, 2014 9:16AM ET
George W. Bush, 43rd POTUS, biographer of 41st POTUS, and painter of Google images portraits, joined in on the Ice Bucket Challenge with a Facebook video Wednesday.
Aug 19, 2014 8:16PM ET
"Fresh water is one of our nation's most precious resources," Jim Gulliford, executive director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, said. "It is a resource that should never be undervalued or wasted."
Aug 19, 2014 7:18PM ET
The league thinks the spot is so valuable that international superstars will pay to take the stage.
Aug 18, 2014 5:49PM ET
The host of Sundance TV's The Approval Matrix talks New York Times columnists, self-control with the Internet, and the best show in the history of television.
Aug 18, 2014 3:02PM ET
Who had the best form? The best production values? The best celebrity challengers? Ranking these dumb videos, Olympics-style.
Aug 17, 2014 12:33PM ET
The man who holds the world's record for most piercings at 453 called for more tolerance after was denied entry to the UAE.
Aug 15, 2014 5:42PM ET
The 7-foot-5, 360-pound center and playing for Sacarmento's summer league team.
Aug 14, 2014 11:32AM ET
Twitter has pledged to improve policies on online abuse.
Aug 14, 2014 10:41AM ET
We put together the best lines from The Times' social media titans profiles. The phrase "torrential stream of sumptuous selfies" is involved.
Aug 13, 2014 6:38PM ET
Shark scientists say that the Discovery Channel's programing has lost its bite.
Aug 13, 2014 9:41AM ET
The London-based gallery known for its strict policy banning photography has changed its rules for the first time, allowing visitors to take photographs of the collection.
Aug 11, 2014 10:52PM ET
A heartbreaking episode from his show in 1981 serves as a haunting reminder of the pressures of celebrity.
Aug 11, 2014 7:12PM ET
Robin Williams was found dead Monday morning just before noon. He was 63.
Aug 11, 2014 12:35PM ET
Another unarmed black teenager was shot and killed this weekend, this time by the police.
Aug 10, 2014 4:08AM ET
The driver, 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., had gotten out of his car and was standing in the middle of the track when he was struck by Stewart's car.
Aug 9, 2014 12:07PM ET
A federal judge has ruled that banning student athletes from receiving compensation for the use of their names images and likenesses is a violation of antitrust laws.
Aug 9, 2014 10:13AM ET
The overturning of an extreme anti-gay law in Uganda this month allows for a particularly special pride parade.
Aug 7, 2014 3:47PM ET
It's an odd week for animals and tech. First came the debate over rights to a monkey's selfie; now, it's outrage over tortoises carrying iPads. Why? For art.
Aug 7, 2014 2:44PM ET
The new structure will create legislative autonomy for the five power conferences who were seeking great freedom to amend rules related to issues like scholarships and athlete benefits.
Aug 6, 2014 3:00PM ET
"If naming DC the coolest city in the US didn't sound any alarm bells, ranking Riverside the (8)th-coolest should have," tweeted Laura J. Nelson at the Los Angeles Times.
Aug 5, 2014 6:20PM ET
The New York Times opinion editors published a series on marijuana legalization last week, and following the high volume of responses, the editors (and contributors) participated in a Reddit AMA.
Jul 31, 2014 5:54PM ET
Israel and Gaza agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, but it was over before it even really began.
Jul 29, 2014 10:20AM ET
Here's how to turn an immaculately planned dream wedding into a nightmare: Start a brawl that spills out into the street, requires multiple police departments to quell, and prematurely ends the reception.
Jul 28, 2014 4:42PM ET
Cameron Dallas? Nash Grier? Shawn Mendes? Who are these people, and which ones do we really need to know to keep up with our new Vine overlords.