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...

12/04/2014 - 3:42pm

    It's that time of year. Not Christmas (it's been Christmas since mid-August). Not Thanksgiving. It's College Application season.

    Season is an appropriate term for this period. In...

11/27/2014 - 7:16pm

    Bill Cosby is over, for now. The Cosby Netflix special is postponed.The NBC Cosby-helmed show, slated for fall of next year, has been canceled. "I'm just going to call it," wrote Lindy West at GQ.com. "Bill Cosby is done. There will be no...

11/20/2014 - 2:22pm

    Well, the dust from the election has cleared (it was metaphorical dust, so clearing it did not take long) and the incoming Senate will be the least experienced since 1989. I'm sure the senators-elect are full of questions and concerns right now. But don...

11/13/2014 - 3:20pm

    Already in the CVSes of this world they have begun and completed their unholy work, stripping the shelves of their cheery weight of candy corn and filling them with green and red foil boxes of seasonal truffles.

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11/06/2014 - 6:01pm

    This is bad. It's less than a week until the midterms! Why aren't we excited?

    According to the Pew Research Center, only 29 percent of registered voters are following election news...

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