Alexandra Petri

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 Florida Governor Charlie Crist alone onstage with...

09/11/2014 - 2:53pm

    There are two schools of thought when it comes to the massive theft of celebrity nudes that has been lighting up certain darker corners of the Internet. One of them is wrong.

    Comedian Ricky...

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...

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...

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