Alexandra Petri

10/30/2014 - 2:28pm

    Listen.

    A lot of people have been complaining about our Ebola panic. Turn on cable news, and you find people frantically asking if you can get it from a bowling ball (nope) and whether the virus is notably, magically different now that it has...

10/23/2014 - 2:45pm

    There's lots of real, serious news going on in the world. (There always is.)

    But this week, the Internet was galvanized - or, if you like, set abuzz - by "Fangate." This saw former...

10/16/2014 - 4:09pm

    "A talib fires three shots at point-blank range at three girls in a van and doesn't kill any of them. This seems an unlikely story," writes Malala Yousafzai in her memoir "I Am Malala." "When people talk about the way I was shot...

10/09/2014 - 3:17pm

    A new recruit, Brad, arrives at the Secret Service headquarters. He is fit and motivated and has taken the liberty of getting himself an earpiece and some of those dark glasses he has seen agents wearing in movies.

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09/25/2014 - 12:27pm

    Scottish voters have spoken: They are staying.

    The union that has weathered 307 years of storms - if you didn't quit right after the Victorian era, you'd think you wouldn't quit at...

09/18/2014 - 4:43pm

    No, Apple. This time you have gone too far.

    You may have made an Apple Watch, but for once, I must say: I do not want what you have to offer. I will not bite the apple, serpent!

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