Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 19, 2011 9:37AM ET
We hate to see them go, we love to watch them leave. Yes, two Showtime shows, Dexter and Homeland, had crackerjack season finales last night.
Dec 18, 2011 1:14PM ET
Sully and Denise attempt to crash their old high school dance, Jude Law grows uncomfortable in the Cage, and Jesus of Nazareth asks Tim Tebow to "take it down a notch."
Dec 16, 2011 5:43PM ET
Today in sports: Barry Bonds avoids jail time, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert looks like a historically bad player, and the NFL is going to upgrade its technology.
Dec 16, 2011 5:42PM ET
Today: Clint Eastwood signs up for something strange, Reese Witherspoon heads to West Memphis, and Tim and Eric have a trailer.
Dec 16, 2011 5:34PM ET
As federal investigations against Carrier IQ ramp up this week, Sprint said today it will be removing the company's software from its phones.
Dec 16, 2011 1:38PM ET
Today in books: Oscar Wilde's Tomb has had its last kiss, the British lose an undiscovered Charlotte Bronte manuscript to the French, and picking the year's most overrated books.
Dec 16, 2011 12:24PM ET
Today we review two new films Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Roman Polanski's Carnage.
Dec 16, 2011 10:12AM ET
The former North Carolina senator has reportedly asked Rielle Hunter to move in to his North Carolina mansion, Pippa Middleton's romantic life chronicled, and Michael Kors made himself $100 million this week
Dec 16, 2011 9:19AM ET
All the new shows have stopped until after the new year, so what is there to watch?
Dec 15, 2011 7:18PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Dec 15, 2011 6:32PM ET
Today in sports: NFL owners approve the sale of the Jacksonsville Jaguars, former hot young coaching candidate Turner Gill is now coaching for Jerry Falwel, and the Indianapolis Colts will fire coach Jim Caldwell if he fails a complicated and pointless test.
Dec 15, 2011 5:39PM ET
ABC cancels their feel-good reality show, Jane Fonda takes a TV role, and Russell Brand wants to talk to you.
Dec 15, 2011 5:07PM ET
ABC News had to deny rumors, potentially started by someone in the White House, that Barbara Walters will be retiring next year, in an affair this afternoon that raises many rather fun questions.
Dec 15, 2011 4:13PM ET
Every year sees the debut of new things -- new actors on the scene, new gadgets, new websites, etc. -- that define an otherwise arbitary date.
Dec 15, 2011 2:03PM ET
Today in books: an unauthorized Carly Simon biography will restore your faith in unauthorized biographies, a note from Harper Lee to a young fan, and poet Carl Sandburg's house is threatened by Illinois's budget cuts.
Dec 15, 2011 12:22PM ET
In the wake of fakery claims regarding his Frozen Planet series, David Attenborough and his team have (sadly) come clean about penguin body doubles in his new 3-D film, possibly ruining the whole idea of a true nature documentary.
Dec 15, 2011 10:09AM ET
Last night saw the finale of the The Real World: San Diego and we're kind of sad to see it go.
Dec 15, 2011 9:49AM ET
The Golden Globe nominations are here! The Hollywood Foreign Press's big drunken awards ceremony is exactly a month away, and so here are the candidates for receiving useful doorstoppers and paperweights. Let's briefly analyze.
Dec 15, 2011 8:41AM ET
It's the time of the year for new features, and Jon Stewart just launched one called "Balls of the Week," a dubious prize that went to Barack Obama for asking Iran for our spy drone back.
Dec 14, 2011 7:14PM ET
Dec 14, 2011 6:35PM ET
Today in sports: The bidding process for star Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish ends tonight, Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren thinks his training staff is doing a heckuva job, and Chinese soccer struggles to keep up with the march of progress.
Dec 14, 2011 5:03PM ET
If I were a middle-aged white guy, I would lease a nice car. Having a nice car makes a nice impression on others.
Dec 14, 2011 4:52PM ET
Today: Chris Meloni officially joins True Blood, Tom Cruise frightens in a new musical trailer, and Paramount gets a new look.
Dec 14, 2011 4:31PM ET
Gary Busey wants everyone to know that his endorsement of Newt Gingrich at a D.C. holiday party shouldn't be considered his official choice.
Dec 14, 2011 4:24PM ET
Writer and editor Malcolm Harris has taken to Gawker to out himself as the man responsible for starting a false rumor this September that Radiohead would be playing a concert at Occupy Wall Street, and he's got some shady excuses for why he did it.
Dec 14, 2011 1:30PM ET
Today in books: Drive follow-up will be released as a paperback this summer, Jonathan Safran Foer's complicated best book of the year criteria, and why print books will always rule the skies.
Dec 14, 2011 10:48AM ET
Hooray, the SAG Award nominations, that is the award nominations given out by the Screen Actors Guild actors union, have been announced. There aren't too many surprises, but let's take a look at them anyway. Awards season!
Dec 14, 2011 10:38AM ET
The case against the bad global economy: people spent $115 million on Elizabeth Taylor's jewels last night
Dec 14, 2011 10:08AM ET
So very many Internet hits go on to become New York Times bestsellers these days that there must be a formula for it, right? Actually, there are many, reports Emily Witt in the New York Observer.
Dec 14, 2011 9:46AM ET
After Lowe's got flack for bending to the will of the Florida Family Association, pulling their ads from TLC show All American Muslim, other advertisers are denying they cut advertising from the program that the FFA says, "poses a clear and present danger to the liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish."