Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 31, 2013 10:18AM ET
Ani DiFranco's plantation feminist retreat just managed to squeeze into a year defined by insensitive behavior from some white feminists and feminists of color's vocal response on social media.
Dec 31, 2013 9:02AM ET
Snow fell, Smaug desolated, and Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball. The end of December draws near, when another year will pass, so let's look back on this month and remember all the little things you forgot.
Dec 30, 2013 11:35AM ET
It's never too early to reminisce, so here are November's most notable events of the entertainment world, starring our favorite "Royal" and the benefits and perils of young adult movie adaptations.
Dec 30, 2013 8:56AM ET
Which (possible) 2016 candidate was the best in 2013? The worst? We made a list.
Dec 27, 2013 1:05PM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with October, when Lorde beat Miley and Gravity beat everything.
Dec 27, 2013 1:04PM ET
Peggy Drexler insists women's missteps may undermine the battle for gender equality. We noticed men made some missteps, too.
Dec 24, 2013 12:39PM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with September, when Breaking Bad broke, the Emmy awards were weird, and Fox birthed the Sleepyheads superfandom.
Dec 23, 2013 2:50PM ET
Year's end is upon us, therefore we must go back and watch as many Saturday Night Live sketches as possible.
Dec 23, 2013 1:50PM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with August, when Miley Cyrus's VMA performance brought "Blurred Lines" to another level.
Dec 23, 2013 11:12AM ET
We spent the better part of 2013 locked in a soundproof cryogenic chamber listening to every album that was released. Here are the results!
Dec 20, 2013 12:51PM ET
If this year taught us anything, it's that our collective faith in humanity was a currency subject to wild fluctuations.
Dec 20, 2013 9:23AM ET
They aren't always from the most critically lauded shows—heads up for the Real Housewives—but they are the episodes that made us laugh, cry, and cringe.
Dec 20, 2013 8:29AM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with June, when the blurred lines of the Stark-Frey alliance were devoured like so many cronuts.
Dec 19, 2013 1:13PM ET
The ten best movie scores and five best songs from a year made memorable by plenty of new blood and the long-awaited collaboration between Lana Del Rey and Baz Luhrmann.
Dec 19, 2013 9:53AM ET
One writer's near-instantaneous mea culpa for—and revision to—his year-end top ten movies.
Dec 18, 2013 5:12PM ET
We've got a baker's dozen of film performances that blew us away this season, even if they won't be approaching any podiums this awards season.
Dec 18, 2013 4:35PM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with May, when Pharrell Williams took over the world and Iron Man 3 crashed into theaters.
Dec 18, 2013 2:33PM ET
If you ever need proof that sometimes celebrities do live on a different planet than the rest of us, look no further than the bevy of celebrity magazine profiles each year.
Dec 18, 2013 11:31AM ET
The best movies of 2013 were expertly directed, movingly acted, sometimes (though not always) spectacularly fun, and all opened before November.
Dec 17, 2013 12:40PM ET
We're counting down the ten best pop offerings the year had for us. And we're not too early to include Beyoncé either.
Dec 17, 2013 11:54AM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with April, when Bruno Mars knocked out Macklemore and Amy Schumer complimented us.
Dec 16, 2013 5:05PM ET
Perhaps no movie this year had a line that will go down in history alongside "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," or "I am your father," but 2013 did give us some great movie catchphrases. Spring break forever, bitches.
Dec 16, 2013 3:29PM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with March, a month a packed with Justin Timberlake, James Franco dollar bills, and the Harlem Shake, which you'd thought you'd forgotten.
Dec 16, 2013 9:12AM ET
Our month-by-month retrospective of 2013 continues with February, a month full of corrupt politicians, thrift-shop chic, and Ben Affleck's king-of-the-world moment.
Dec 13, 2013 6:22PM ET
Even in a non-presidential year, politicians and officials do damaging things they regret. Here are the best ones of 2013, ranked.
Dec 13, 2013 5:07PM ET
Some were better than the movies they advertised, some only ended up enhancing their films' greatness. We picked the movies that were the most on top of their trailer game in 2013.
Dec 13, 2013 3:19PM ET
We're looking back at 2013 one month at a time. First up: January, when America really liked Sting ... or Bruno Mars songs that sounded like Sting songs.
Dec 12, 2013 4:37PM ET
Every year, there are those actors who make their presence felt and demand a place for themselves in the entertainment landscape. Be they world-weary prostitutes or adorable children. These are the ten who have made themselves the most indispensible.
Dec 31, 2012 5:06PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Dec 31, 2012 4:15PM ET
Yes, there was Aurora and there was Newtown, and there may have been a striking lack of coverage on Afghanistan and the drone war, but there was a handful of news events that seemed to make for the most striking photography.