Everest as a topic of conversation is always exciting and frequently controversial, and recent events such as the death of David Sharp and the amazing story of Lincoln Hall have only added fuel to the debates.
2003 was the 50 year anniversary of the first ascent by Hillary and Norgay, aptly covered by National Geographic. NG has a phenomenally great map made for that issue, as well as an equally high quality documentary.
2006 is the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events of 1996, also covered by NG Adventure. There is a detailed post-mortem in the current edition of Outside Magazine, if you can make it through all the Hummer ads and "lifestyle" crap.
Finally, you can stay up-to-date at EverestNews.com.