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...

05/21/2015 - 4:18pm

    I wouldn't believe it if it hadn't happened.

    A Fox affiliate, Fox 5 NY, when talking about a Picasso painting - "Women of Algiers (Version O)," which sold for a record $179...

04/23/2015 - 1:11pm

    Much is distressing about going to watch the Washington Nationals play baseball these days. The fielding. The errors.

    And that's just when you get onto the field.

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04/16/2015 - 5:47pm

    There are some things that should go without saying when you run for president. You love America. You want a deity (singular, capitalized, male) to bless the place. You think it is time there was a change, because if there is not a change, your children may...

04/02/2015 - 2:59pm

    Late last night, Galileo's skeletal hand (not the one that's in a museum, the other one) reached out of a grave and gave me this letter. I reproduce it in full.

    Dear Ted, Dear Everyone,...

03/12/2015 - 8:20pm

    The New York Times revealed this past week that Hillary Clinton did not have a government e-mail address during her entire time as secretary of state. Instead, she sent her messages from an account with the domain clintonemail.com. That this is not the most...

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