Alexandra Petri

07/23/2015 - 9:44pm

    I always suspected that the appendix was up to no good. As far as I had learned in anatomy, it was a little bag full of danger and bacteria that you carried around in your gut at all times. The 2011 Merck Manual Home Health Handbook stated, "The appendix is a small finger-shaped tube projecting from...

07/17/2015 - 12:08am

            Today, we are all Rick Perry.

            At least insofar as we are being confronted with a list that has too many items in it for us to remember with ease or...

06/25/2015 - 11:12am

    We must not let this stand.

    Word leaked Wednesday night that, yes, by 2020, there will be a woman on our currency. But not, as the campaign Women on 20s suggested, on the $20. On the $10 bill -...

06/04/2015 - 6:23pm

   Vermont Teddy Bear now sells a charming "Bernie Bear," designed to resemble newly minted presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. "A passionate, blunt speaker; he'll quickly tell you, 'I am not a circus Bear, I am not a dancing Bear, I...

05/28/2015 - 5:10pm

    In "A Love That Multiplies," Michelle Duggar recounts a story that her husband told his older children "to explain the importance of purity."

    "Imagine that your parents...

05/28/2015 - 5:04pm

    In a recent interview, Simon Pegg - actor ("Shaun of the Dead," various "Star Treks," etc.) and noted geek - said a number of things that immediately got the Internet up in arms: Comic-book movies are infantilizing us. We care too much...

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