Alexandra Petri

08/19/2014 - 12:37am

"Did one look at what one saw or did one see what one looked at?"

    - Hart Crane

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    This question seems especially striking in light of the struggles in Ferguson, Mo., and the response by members of the media and others....

08/10/2014 - 7:42pm

    The pope may be infallible, but he is not correct.

    Pope Francis has laid down another pronouncement, this time about the Internet. According to Reuters, he told some altar servers that "maybe many young people waste too many hours on futile things." What are...

07/31/2014 - 8:45pm

    You need to stop sending your kids to Ivy League schools.

    In brief, according to an article in the New Republic by William Deresiewicz, who taught at Yale for 10 years, the students who are sent there are conformist, over-privileged overachievers. They emerge from...

07/21/2014 - 1:37am

    Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that people tend to live closer to people who agree with them. We are all moving into enclaves of shared ideology, it turns out.

    Right now, our only option for making certain that our neighbors are on the same wavelength is...

07/14/2014 - 3:06am

    Bad news. Horrible news. The Transportation Security Administration has come up with a new restriction: If you are flying back to the United States from overseas - especially Europe and the Middle East - you should not bring your phone unless it has enough power to turn on when you arrive stateside.

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06/09/2014 - 1:10am

    Now, was that so hard?

    A lovely Ellen Kooijman-designed "Research Institute" of female scientist minifigurines doing cool science things will be a set of Legos soon, the Danish toymaker announced, after it gained enthusiastic support in the Lego Ideas online...

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