Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 2, 2012 10:03AM ET
With a certain article in the New York Times Wednesday, it appears that the age-old debate about kids in bars has reared its ugly head out of a keg we thought we'd kicked back in 2008. Has anyone asked the kids what they think?
Aug 1, 2012 10:48PM ET
Oh boy, the reports from The Newsroom's TCA presser was this evening and Aaron Sorkin spent the whole time defending himself and being combative with reporters, while Jeff Daniels fell asleep (maybe) waiting to charm the room when he was finally called to speak.
Aug 1, 2012 6:38PM ET
Today in show business news: A little infidelity scandal will not derail Twilight, Margo Martindale scores a plum role, and it seems there will be a Prometheus sequel.
Aug 1, 2012 6:37PM ET
Today, Serena Dai took a look at the flight paths some corpses take to reach their final resting places. One of our commenters got to wondering if the dead have to go through the same airport security measures as the rest of us.
Aug 1, 2012 6:36PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Aug 1, 2012 6:29PM ET
When the crimes of journalism are caught so quickly and punishments dealt soon after, are those transgressions forgiven more easily, too?
Aug 1, 2012 6:27PM ET
ISP technology provider Procera Networks reports that Netflix streaming was down a quarter from normal levels in the U.S. Sunday, even though overall streaming video traffic was way up. Of course, last week, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said there'd be days like this.
Aug 1, 2012 4:25PM ET
Citizen Kane's reign at the top of Sight & Sound's greatest film polls goes all the way back to 1962. But this year, Vertigo climbs ahead of Orson Welles' film.
Aug 1, 2012 4:17PM ET
Yes, it feels like it's all downhill from here, but there's still time to make it the best summer ever, or a halfway decent one, if you really try.
Aug 1, 2012 4:07PM ET
Now that NBC has performed an incredible feat and not lost $200 million on the Olympics, let's focus on the future. What comes after these games have come to their glorious end?
Aug 1, 2012 1:17PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Dennis Rodman writes a children's book; doubts cast about Ryszard Kapuściński; Gore Vidal dies; another seven-figure Twilight fan fiction book deal.
Aug 1, 2012 11:40AM ET
Amid all the joy of the US women's gymnastics team winning team gold last night, for us there was truly one standout: Isn't that coach Jenny Zhang (sometimes she's called Jenny Liang) just the greatest?
Aug 1, 2012 11:39AM ET
Two things that might not go together like peas and carrots: Marriage and the Olympics.
Aug 1, 2012 10:51AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are getting serious as a couple, Karl Lagerfeld says another boneheaded thing about a woman's looks, and Jessica Biel has no idea what she's doing for her wedding.
Aug 1, 2012 9:37AM ET
The Fifty Shades-ing of publishing continues. What began as Twilight fan fiction is making a lot of people a lot of money — again — as someone who goes by Sylvain Reynard just made a seven-figure deal with Penguin for Gabriel's Inferno.
Aug 1, 2012 9:23AM ET
Some comments Mitt Romney made in Israel about culture's influence on economic growth have come under fire. Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart interpreted what exactly Romney may have been implying.
Jul 31, 2012 5:46PM ET
Today in showbiz news: The Olympics are doing quite well in the ratings, Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are in love, and the VMA nominations are finally, finally here.
Jul 31, 2012 5:07PM ET
Everyone is complaining about Olympics spoilers. But are they really that bad? We discuss.
Jul 31, 2012 4:45PM ET
There's been some of talk as to just how mortifying it would be to be seen while engrossed in the popular "mommy porn," but according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, it's actually low down on the list of embarrassing public reading.
Jul 31, 2012 4:39PM ET
Oh, for Peter's sake. CBS has announced plans to reboot the cornball family sitcom The Brady Bunch for a whole new generation. To prove its new, fresh modernness, the project will be co-developed and produced by foul-mouthed funnyman Vince Vaughn.
Jul 31, 2012 4:21PM ET
The Los Angeles Times reports today that flashy billionaire Ron Burkle, supermarket mogul and alleged sex-jet-riding former pal of Bill Clinton, is the "leading contender" to buy showbiz trade Variety.
Jul 31, 2012 1:30PM ET
This week, Time's Susanna Schrobsdorff took on an issue that you may not have known existed: Were you aware that all over America, and perhaps globally, people are being tyrannized by "sexy" moms?
Jul 31, 2012 12:42PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Ireland's "national treasure" Maeve Binchy dies; Y.A. author to write erotica; the Berenstain Bears are drawn into the Chick-fil-A controversy; why e-publishing isn't so promising for self-published writers.
Jul 31, 2012 12:31PM ET
By all media accounts, gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin is a sweetheart. So why did Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins say a "a mean girl took possession of her" in the pool? Because she won.
Jul 31, 2012 11:30AM ET
Of all the strange things that happened at the men's team gymnastic finals last night, perhaps the strangest was the sight of a Japanese coach approaching the judges while holding a stack of cash (American $100 bills) while arguing they had gotten a decisive call wrong.
Jul 31, 2012 10:25AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Tom Cruise is looking to buy a house in the New York suburbs, Snoop Dogg has a fierce new name, and Katie Couric's got a new man.
Jul 31, 2012 9:58AM ET
Aren't we supposed to be honest with ourselves, and with others? Maybe we're "supposed" to be, but a lot of new research indicates that most of us are lying to ourselves "at least some of the time." And maybe that's great!
Jul 30, 2012 7:18PM ET
Jonah Lehrer saw his career as a New Yorker writer end today for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, but there is an interesting side note for this Internet age: the lifespan of a plagiarist appears to be getting shorter.
Jul 30, 2012 6:27PM ET
Today in showbiz news: Taylor Kitsch may be box office poison, but he's still working. Also: Showtime employs Laura Linney for one more year and hires Ron Howard to cover the Aztecs.
Jul 30, 2012 3:42PM ET
The bad idea that was rumored last week has now been confirmed: Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien's first story in the Middle Earth universe, will be split into three films.