Alexandra Petri

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 to hightail it to the outskirts of, say, Cincinnati...

04/13/2014 - 8:31pm

When something awful happens, it is easier not to stare directly at it. Instead, we focus on the things around the edges. What did the neighbors hear? How was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

    And these days, those edges include What Happened On Social Media afterward. What did they tweet?...

04/13/2014 - 8:28pm

    The news that Stephen Colbert will be taking over "The Late Show" desk from David Letterman led Rush Limbaugh, noted comedy expert, to describe this as a sign that "CBS has declared war on the heartland of America" and that "no longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional...

04/07/2014 - 2:04am

    Dave Letterman is retiring from "The Late Show," leaving the chair vacant.

    Wouldn't it be neat to put a woman in that chair?

    No.

    First off, women are not funny....

04/03/2014 - 12:11am

    Congratulations, Oculus! The virtual reality company managed to get itself purchased by Facebook before producing the first consumer version of its product.

    "I'm impressed; usually forms of media have to come into existence first before they are taken over...

03/27/2014 - 3:35am

    Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church died Wednesday.

    Who will picket the funeral of the man who picketed so many?

    Let's hope no one.

    First because there probably won...

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