Alexandra Petri

02/02/2016 - 11:00am

    How do you fix a problem like Barbie?

    She has been under fire for some time for being, in essence, a portable and inexpensive reminder of society's unrealistic beauty standards that we give little girls to carry around with them at all times. Which is...

01/26/2016 - 6:00pm

    I recently read, with some alarm, a deceptively lovely piece by the writer Tim Boomer in the New York Times advocating against Small Talk. Small talk, he pointed out, went on and on and said nothing. Who cares what street a person lived on or what high school friend...

01/20/2016 - 12:00am

    Ever since reading Sean Penn's article for Rolling Stone about his meeting with El Chapo, I have been unable to get his writing style out of my head. It was like he was being held at knife point by a band of drunk thesauruses.

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01/16/2016 - 6:00pm

    In delivering his final State of the Union, President Obama did something I would generally advise against: He informed the audience that the speech was going to be shorter than usual.

    "I'm going to...

01/13/2016 - 9:00am

    I am struck, this week, by Donald Trump's triumphant return to his birtherism strategy. He's currently raising the question about Ted Cruz, saying it could be "very precarious" for the party if Cruz is the nominee given his affiliation with Canada....

01/05/2016 - 1:00pm

    I was going to write a wrap-up of the year, but thanks to all the election coverage I had been laboring under the misapprehension that it was 2016 and had been so all year, and the news that there were still eleven months of campaign to go - and 10 MORE primary debates...

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