Alexandra Petri

02/12/2015 - 5:48pm

    We all know how fungible memory is.

    Get together with your family members over the holidays, and you are bound to argue over what exactly happened to whom, and when. You think that your sister was the one who pushed you during that long car trip...

01/01/2015 - 10:36pm

    I'm sorry to say that the going word on 2014 is that it was the worst possible year. If you had ordered the year from a catalogue, you would have sent it back with an angry note attached: "Just give me two 1929s, and stop delivery of 2015." It...

12/24/2014 - 2:47pm

    Hello there, friends.

    I'm going to be honest with you: This year has not been great. In fact, it has been a steaming lump of coal.

    Still...

12/24/2014 - 2:31pm

    In a somewhat neglected quote from his much-shared interview with New York magazine's Frank Rich, Chris Rock nails an increasing problem:

    "I stopped playing colleges, and the reason is...

12/18/2014 - 4:40am

    This has been a pretty bleak month or two. There are so many Serious and Important Things going on that I think it's best if we took a moment and talked about Seasonal Gifts.

    If you are...

12/11/2014 - 4:34pm

    A loaded pun can be deadly.

    And now, in China, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is cracking down. "Radio and television authorities at all levels...

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