Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 4, 2012 11:35AM ET
Early reviews are out for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment of Peter Jackson's troubled return to Middle Earth, and the critics are saying exactly what everyone expected: this children's book is being stretched thin.
Dec 4, 2012 11:28AM ET
Fathers are doing more of the family shopping, and more of the caregiving, too. So are these new Barbie construction sets for girls, or for their dads?
Dec 4, 2012 10:57AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: A 98 Degrees veteran gets all overheated, the Kardashian siblings are destroying the world on an international level, and more hook-uppery for Harry and Taylor.
Dec 3, 2012 6:24PM ET
Today in show business news: Alec Baldwin signs a new deal with NBC, The Newsroom gets in the Mitt Romney game, and Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the comedy of the century.
Dec 3, 2012 6:19PM ET
With Kate Middleton with child, but also in the hospital, (at least some of) Britain's famously eager tabloids went for a more reserved approach in their royal baby covers.
Dec 3, 2012 5:19PM ET
What happens when Newt Gingrich plans to eat lunch at the same Indianapolis restaurant where the television show Parks and Recreation is filming? Why, he's given a cameo, of course.
Dec 3, 2012 5:01PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention
Dec 3, 2012 4:43PM ET
This is the type of tool that will be fun for music lovers, diehard Stones fans, and amateur historians alike: maps of Rolling Stones tours starting with their first tour through was one of the biggest world tours in music history.
Dec 3, 2012 3:43PM ET
With the New York Film Critics Circle slowing rolling out its annual award-winners today — Zero Dark Thirty just took best picture — we decided to take a look at who's piling up the early prizes already, and what it might tell us about the Oscar field.
Dec 3, 2012 3:02PM ET
We're not fortune tellers, but we do have a wealth of material about royal people, both real and otherwise, from which to make some informed guesses. So come, let us take a look at the possible life of Baby England.
Dec 3, 2012 2:51PM ET
Heems let it slip over the weekend that Das Racist, his irreverent rap crew, is calling it quits — and that should free up the former Wall Street worker to focus on his label. But how will the rappers' hypeman make easy money now?
Dec 3, 2012 1:11PM ET
J.K. Rowling released her first novel for adults in September, and it's already slated to be filmed. But The Casual Vacancy won't be turned into a Harry Potter-sized blockbuster — it's going straight to the small screen as a BBC series.
Dec 3, 2012 12:55PM ET
One thing's for sure about last night's episode of Homeland: It was kind of bonkers. But how bonkers, really?
Dec 3, 2012 10:35AM ET
The poster for Star Trek: Into Darkness came out overnight, and several outlets are already seeing double. Let's take a look.
Dec 3, 2012 9:22AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip news: Two young music superstars went to Central Park together this weekend, Lindsay Lohan has the IRS all up in her business, and Justin Bieber is mad at J.P. Morgan.
Dec 2, 2012 3:47PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report where Brad Pitt is the star of our movies, our Chanel commercials, our television shows, and our dreams.
Dec 1, 2012 7:14PM ET
John McAfee's blog was one of the funniest, weirdest, and most fascinating parts of his life on the run from Belize authorities looking to question him about the murder of his neighbor, so it's fitting the news of his capture was reported there first.
Nov 30, 2012 6:28PM ET
Today in showbiz news: A rumor has Hannah Montana replacing Angus T. Jones on Two and a Half Men, Seth MacFarlane is bringing kids to the Oscars, and this Psycho sequel looks terrible.
Nov 30, 2012 5:38PM ET
A sign of good times? The Wall Street Journal reports that 90 percent of 105 companies surveyed by the firm Battalia Winston will throw parties this holiday season.
Nov 30, 2012 5:33PM ET
Nov 30, 2012 5:06PM ET
What with climate talks sounding scarier and scarier, it would be nice to know what's going to happen years in the future. Well, this chart might provide some clues, at least if you trust the predictive minds of its authors.
Nov 30, 2012 2:59PM ET
So much of this movie is real, and in new and surprising ways, which makes it newsy and relevant here and now, three weeks before its release. A review of Kathryn Bigelow's thorough and satisfying depiction of the most famous manhunt of our time.
Nov 30, 2012 2:38PM ET
We don't have confidence in this. Deadline has the completely shocking and totally devastating news that Carrie Underwood, of American Idol and country pop ballad fame, is going to be playing Maria von Trapp in a live broadcast of The Sound of Music.
Nov 30, 2012 1:40PM ET
What happens when one NYU student replies to 39,978 others? Things go nuts, on TV, the Internet, and the world, and so on. Now it's transitioned into a handy anecdote on the state of how to use email.
Nov 30, 2012 12:44PM ET
Did you hear about crazy Harvard, approving that crazy new BDSM sex club? Actually, they're hardly the first Ivy League school to recognize an organization for kinky students.
Nov 30, 2012 12:27PM ET
The show we can't stop talking about no matter how hard we try is coming back in January, and creator/star/generally controversial person Lena Dunham posted a trailer for the show's second season from her Twitter feed just now.
Nov 30, 2012 11:56AM ET
Twitter's official fiction festival launched this week as an experiment in extremely brief writing, and today comes the project's first user-generated experiment. It involves dead people.
Nov 30, 2012 11:30AM ET
Today in celebrity news: A new Instagram photo mysteriously proves Chris and RiRi's connection, Lindsay Lohan is in a bad way, and Halle Berry makes peace.
Nov 30, 2012 10:21AM ET
In this week's Y.A. for Grownups column I'm paying special homage to the oft under-applauded but always important art of the books; specifically, the cover art that's appeared on books published for teens and middle-grade audiences this year.
Nov 30, 2012 10:09AM ET
In yet another effort to appeal to the younger generation, the Academy has now teamed up with mtvU to host a contest that gives college students the chance to appear onstage at the telecast.