Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 12, 2014 7:20AM ET
NBC announced yesterday that special correspondent Tom Brokaw, 74, is being treated for bone marrow cancer, and that doctors are pleased with the progress he is making.
Feb 11, 2014 8:32PM ET
It was all about Belarus' Darya Domracheva today, but American Susan Dunklee had a great race, too. Did Dunklee win America's first biathlon medal?
Feb 11, 2014 5:18PM ET
The individual elements of Amazon's new pilot Transparent seem like something straight out of the Sundance summary handbook: hot indie director + Duplass brother + quirky family + an older man becoming a woman.
Feb 11, 2014 4:12PM ET
Shia LaBeouf is sorry. Very sorry. He swears. He’s so sorry, in fact, that he’s turned his remorse into an art project in Los Angeles.
Feb 11, 2014 3:19PM ET
After making the festival rounds last fall, the Jonathan Glazer-directed Scarlett Johansson-starring Under the Skin is set to premiere in U.S. theaters on April 4.
Feb 11, 2014 1:18PM ET
It's been one year since House of Cards premiered on Netflix. As season two prepares to drop, we want some answers. There are spoilers here. If you keep reading, this is on you.
Feb 11, 2014 1:13PM ET
The normally chill athletes competing in the snowboard halfpipe competition are not stoked about the conditions and have called for officials to delay the event, which probably won't happen, even after more than half fell today during qualifiers.
Feb 11, 2014 12:48PM ET
Erin Hamlin, the 27-year-old luger from upstate New York, just won the bronze in luge, making her the first American to ever medal in an Olympic luge singles event.
Feb 11, 2014 12:47PM ET
"There's some good cheerleaders out there, and there's money to be made."
Feb 11, 2014 12:06PM ET
Apparently the best way to sell a film as a Best Picture winner is to tell everyone you have no chance of winning.
Feb 11, 2014 11:37AM ET
Going to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, you realize that Christopher Guest's Best in Show is a perfect satire. So when we saw the star of that movie, Parker Posey, wandering around the show's benching area yesterday, we had to stop her to reminisce about her role.
Feb 11, 2014 10:15AM ET
Emma Carmichael on an unknown Kanye West, David Rogers on Henry Waxman, Jonathan Chait on the Obamacare bailouts, Jonathan Cohn on the conservative response to Obamacare, and Frank Bruni on NFL hopeful Michael Sam.
Feb 11, 2014 9:43AM ET
There's now one big reason to look forward to the Oscar ceremony: the Academy has confirmed that Idina Menzel will be performing "Let it Go" at the ceremony.
Feb 11, 2014 9:34AM ET
The imminent possibility of the NFL’s first openly gay player has everyone talking, and last night Stewart gave a breakdown of what it all means.
Feb 11, 2014 9:31AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Justin Bieber's newest meltdown, SNL's Chris Kattan was arrested for DUI, and Miley Cyrus finally responded to the naked teen who asked her to prom.
Feb 11, 2014 9:12AM ET
Bob Costas's infected left eye was a source of concern when Olympics coverage began, but last night, people went into panic mode, and now it seems NBC is taking measures to stop this ocular reign of terror.
Feb 11, 2014 6:02AM ET
Shirley Temple Black, the former child star turned international diplomat, has passed away at the age of 85
Feb 10, 2014 9:26PM ET
Going into today's biathlon action, the big question was could Norway's Ole Einar Bjøerndalen become the most-medaled Winter Olympian in history?
Feb 10, 2014 8:00PM ET
The mind behind weekend Los Angeles sensation Dumb Starbucks came forward today, and it's comedian/prankster/Canadian Nathan Fielder, best known as the star of Comedy Central's Nathan for You.
Feb 10, 2014 4:40PM ET
After The Roots followed Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show, Late Night needed a new band to go along with its new host, Seth Meyers. The Saturday Night Live veteran decided to call an old friend to fill the job.
Feb 10, 2014 3:12PM ET
In an attempt to prove that the right-leaning network isn't just content with starting imaginary fights with real people, the network has also proven it can do the opposite and start real fights with imaginary things. Case in point: Fox Business's beef with The Lego Movie.
Feb 10, 2014 3:09PM ET
The likelihood that Michael Sam's decision to announce his orientation was in part influenced by NFL teams violating the collective bargaining agreement, in our amateur estimation, seems high.
Feb 10, 2014 1:37PM ET
In case you don't have 15 minutes to spare for HBO's latest Game of Thrones preview, here's a breakdown of the best of the clips, along with a preview of the coming season and some book-reader semi-spoilery knowledge.
Feb 10, 2014 12:56PM ET
US luger Kate Hansen has the best pre-race warm up routine of anyone at the Olympics — popping and locking like she's been challenged to dance off.
Feb 10, 2014 12:48PM ET
You don't earn a reputation as the crack smoking, cunnilinging mayor of the fourth largest city in North America without your story getting optioned for a movie, or at least a TV movie. And so, the Rob Ford movie gets cast.
Feb 10, 2014 12:15PM ET
Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen, and Kirsten Dunst make for a sexy, dangerous threesome in the Patricia Highsmith adaptation, or so this first trailer suggests.
Feb 10, 2014 10:52AM ET
This week, Violet and Isobel played cards and Lord Grantham traveled to America while the inner circle around Anna's secret expanded further. Mr. Green is still the worst of the worst.
Feb 10, 2014 8:56AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: A man accosted Leonardo DiCaprio's crotch area on the red carpet, Drake and Rihanna hung out in a club, and LeAnn Rimes ate a delicious sandwich on the beach.
Feb 10, 2014 8:44AM ET
There was a moment in last night's episode where Hannah impulsively hands in her resignation, and it barely elicits a response from her new boss. "That’s it?" Hannah asks. Sometimes I wonder the same thing about Girls.
Feb 10, 2014 8:30AM ET
The College Dropout turns ten years old this week, so we turned to our staff for stories of the first time we heard Kanye.