Alexandra Petri

09/25/2014 - 12:27pm

    Scottish voters have spoken: They are staying.

    The union that has weathered 307 years of storms - if you didn't quit right after the Victorian era, you'd think you wouldn't quit at all - has survived a vote on the question of...

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...

07/21/2014 - 1:37am

    Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that people tend to live closer to people who agree with them. We are all moving into enclaves of shared ideology, it turns out.

    Right now, our only option for making certain that our neighbors are on the same wavelength is...

07/14/2014 - 3:06am

    Bad news. Horrible news. The Transportation Security Administration has come up with a new restriction: If you are flying back to the United States from overseas - especially Europe and the Middle East - you should not bring your phone unless it has enough power to turn on when you arrive stateside.

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06/09/2014 - 1:10am

    Now, was that so hard?

    A lovely Ellen Kooijman-designed "Research Institute" of female scientist minifigurines doing cool science things will be a set of Legos soon, the Danish toymaker announced, after it gained enthusiastic support in the Lego Ideas online...

05/18/2014 - 11:32pm

    Blanket generalizations are like souffles: easy to make, if you don't mind watching them collapse spectacularly when someone blows on them. Especially when they concern a whole generation, like most of what is said about Millennials.

    I believe a large percentage...

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