Alexandra Petri

12/18/2014 - 4:40am

    This has been a pretty bleak month or two. There are so many Serious and Important Things going on that I think it's best if we took a moment and talked about Seasonal Gifts.

    If you are anything like me, holiday gifts are something that you...

12/11/2014 - 4:34pm

    A loaded pun can be deadly.

    And now, in China, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is cracking down. "Radio and television authorities at all levels...

12/04/2014 - 3:42pm

    It's that time of year. Not Christmas (it's been Christmas since mid-August). Not Thanksgiving. It's College Application season.

    Season is an appropriate term for this period. In...

11/27/2014 - 7:16pm

    Bill Cosby is over, for now. The Cosby Netflix special is postponed.The NBC Cosby-helmed show, slated for fall of next year, has been canceled. "I'm just going to call it," wrote Lindy West at GQ.com. "Bill Cosby is done. There will be no...

11/20/2014 - 2:22pm

    Well, the dust from the election has cleared (it was metaphorical dust, so clearing it did not take long) and the incoming Senate will be the least experienced since 1989. I'm sure the senators-elect are full of questions and concerns right now. But don...

11/13/2014 - 3:20pm

    Already in the CVSes of this world they have begun and completed their unholy work, stripping the shelves of their cheery weight of candy corn and filling them with green and red foil boxes of seasonal truffles.

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