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...

09/18/2014 - 3:53pm

    If a chicken somewhere ever became convinced that the sky was falling, we would hear about it on Twitter first.

    On Twitter, news spreads like wildfire, unfiltered, from the ground up. In fact,...

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...

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