Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 12, 2013 4:36PM ET
After stealing a truck and exchanging fire with a small phalanx of police, feared fugitive Chris Dorner disappeared into a cabin in the woods, never to be seen again. Within minutes, the cabin was engulfed in flames.
Feb 12, 2013 3:45PM ET
The do-gooder hacking collective plans to target cord cutters and anyone using the Internet to watch the State of the Union address online, blacking out President Obama's speech for the causes of Aaron Swartz and more.
Feb 12, 2013 1:59PM ET
The popular science writer is sorry for re-using old blog posts at The New Yorker; for inventing Bob Dylan quotes in his book; and for plagiarizing press releases at Wired. Adding to the spectacle of his awkward apology, he was flanked this social-media reaction.
Feb 12, 2013 1:35PM ET
The Post's Suzi Parker couldn't tell satire from reality and erroneously reported that Palin was headed to Al Jazeera America, forcing the paper to add this ugly, bold, and altogether embarrassing correction.
Feb 12, 2013 12:32PM ET
The last thing Coca-Cola needs right now, in the middle of their push to brand themselves as a health-conscious company, is someone dying from drinking too much Coke.
Feb 12, 2013 12:16PM ET
The latest options, it now appears, are for high-schoolers to attend prom with classmates who don't approve of kissing or "grinding" your date... or stay at home while a teacher compares gay students to the mentally disabled.
Feb 12, 2013 10:14AM ET
This whole thing "Don't Shoot Me" thing might be pretty funny if people weren't spotting random black guys near L.A. and ID-ing them to the cops as Dorner — and if the LAPD weren't firing on innocent people who don't even match his description.
Feb 12, 2013 9:20AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 12, 2013 8:13AM ET
We've inched toward a bit of closure in what was one of the most heart-breaking stories coming out of this new year.
Feb 11, 2013 9:55PM ET
It's always been tough to understand how babies' brains work, since they can't talk and don't take well to being stuffed into an MRI machine. But new technology is changing all that.
Feb 11, 2013 4:12PM ET
The major sports leagues don't have the best reputation when it comes to gay issues these days, but Kobe Bryant, in a sudden reversal for himself and perhaps a growing trend for the notoriously conservative NBA, may have single-handedly changed that.
Feb 11, 2013 3:18PM ET
A lot of it had to with a photo almost certainly intended to excite the nerds.
Feb 11, 2013 3:10PM ET
Giffords has narrated a new public service ad pushing for background checks on all gun sales, and it's tough to imagine anyone — even the NRA's Wayne LaPierre — finding a way to attack her message without looking monstrous as the next fight looms.
Feb 11, 2013 2:01PM ET
When President Obama delivers his address, he'll speak to a chamber attended by more than 20 Americans affected by gun violence. But one Sandy Hook widower won't be there.
Feb 11, 2013 1:58PM ET
The Wall Street Journal's new NYIndex is a little jarring — Michael Bloomberg and Mario Cuomo get thrown down past Chris Christie on a separate entry for politics, law, and government. But it is New York Fashion Week, after all.
Feb 11, 2013 1:38PM ET
With a month to go before the delayed trial of the so-called "rape crew" begins, the Ohio attorney general now says he doesn't have enough evidence to charge any of the other members of the "crew" already tried in the court of social media.
Feb 11, 2013 11:08AM ET
Far from the Vatican, the non-believers of the Internet aren't quite buying the old-age excuse — or at least they're getting distracted on a Monday by alleging everything from Benedict's Nazi past to new sex scandals.
Feb 11, 2013 10:32AM ET
Attorney Jennifer Lubinski, ended up documenting pretty much the entire horrifying scene on Twitter, and in pretty unprecedented fashion.
Feb 11, 2013 9:38AM ET
Phil Bronstein got the first interviews with the man who actually fired the bullets that killed Osama bin Laden — a man who would be considered a hero to most Americans, but whose story since leaving the Navy has not been a happy one.
Feb 11, 2013 9:31AM ET
Feb 11, 2013 8:37AM ET
The Internet erupted with some pretty shocking news yesterday: that the police were using drones to find wanted cop-killer Christopher Dorner. If true, it would be another odd turn in this massive manhunt, but despite claims to the contrary, he wouldn't be the first human target on American soil.
Feb 11, 2013 6:50AM ET
As the East Coast of the United States was digging itself out of a blizzard on Sunday, a monster tornado ripped through the town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, destroying hundreds of homes and injuring at least 12.
Feb 10, 2013 6:41PM ET
Yes, that sounds like a parody movie trailer. But unfortunately this is a real story based on real things that happened in real life instead of brilliant satire. The Washington Post has an amazing story about how an Obama lawn sign ignited an intense legal battle in a Virginia neighborhood.
Feb 10, 2013 4:26PM ET
The manhunt for Chris Dorner, the ex-cop who killed three people, is still ongoing.
Feb 10, 2013 11:56AM ET
The Paterno family released their big response to the Freeh report Sunday morning, alleging it condemned Paterno based on (at best) circumstantial evidence and was for the mort part "factually wrong."
Feb 9, 2013 3:41PM ET
Of all the major northeastern cities, Boston got the worst of the storm. A car ban has been in effect since yesterday evening while nearly two feet of snow fell in some areas. But a Boston covered in snow and without any traffic sure brings in some amazing pictures.
Feb 9, 2013 12:36PM ET
The accuracy of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood is being called into question. New evidence in a Wall Street Journal investigation shows details in two chapters were fudged to make the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the book's hero, Alvin Dewey Jr., look better in history's light.
Feb 9, 2013 9:56AM ET
The storm currently making it's way through the east coast knocked out power for more than half a million people across eight states, and some places have snow drifts that go well above your chest. This storm is real, people.
Feb 8, 2013 3:39PM ET
The hunt is still on for the ex-LAPD officer who allegedly killed three people and then definitely sent most of Southern California into a massive panic/manhunt that stretched across, well, most of Southern California. Here's a map of all the "reported" sightings.
Feb 8, 2013 1:53PM ET
Amid a crisis that's gripping the United Kingdom and frightening eaters everywhere, here's how to tell if you've accidentally tastes horse meat — and, relax, turns out it's not that bad, and that you probably haven't anyway.