Alexandra Petri

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 million this week - made a point of doing a little...

01/08/2015 - 8:23pm

    Last year was an immense year for feminism.

    It appeared onstage with Beyonce, who helpfully let Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie define it for us in her song "Flawless." Taylor Swift said she...

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...

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