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...

12/25/2015 - 1:00pm

    Sure, "Baby It's Cold Outside" is uncomfortable on the subject of consent, "Merry Christmas/War Is Over" is saccharine and cloying, and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" is laying the groundwork for a surveillance state.

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12/15/2015 - 3:00pm

    I used to think that Donald Trump was trying to take us back only 150 years, to the days of the Know-Nothing Party, a famously xenophobic group that insisted on the election of native-born Protestants to all offices, inveighed against "papism" and generally...

12/08/2015 - 11:00am

    They will wrest "dull words" from my cold dead hands.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, there is a movement - or, as I prefer, "epidemic," of English teachers telling people to ditch...

12/01/2015 - 3:00pm

    I think it's a great mistake to write off what is happening on campus right now as the demands of coddled youngsters for more coddling. Good luck with that approach. We are going to outlive you.

    There is...

11/27/2015 - 9:00am

    Conventional wisdom states that there are only two ways to get through Thanksgiving: with your politeness intact, or with your integrity intact. (The third way is not to go to your family Thanksgiving at all.)

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