Alexandra Petri

02/02/2016 - 11:00am

    How do you fix a problem like Barbie?

    She has been under fire for some time for being, in essence, a portable and inexpensive reminder of society's unrealistic beauty standards that we give little girls to carry around with them at all times. Which is...

11/23/2015 - 3:00pm

    Nothing says "America" like "Shoo, huddled masses! Move along!"

    This has been a bad week for parody.


11/10/2015 - 9:45am

    Ben Carson's gift for saying things that are Right-Sounding But Completely Ungrounded in Reality is not, it turns out, new. He has been doing this at least since 1998, when he delivered a commencement address at Andrews University.

10/27/2015 - 11:30am

    For those of you who have lives and have not spent a beautiful, sunny Thursday staring intently at a livestream of the Benghazi committee hearing, here is a quick summary of how it has been going, slightly condensed:


10/15/2015 - 10:30am

    "A few weeks ago at work," Jennifer Lawrence wrote in an essay for Lenny (yup, I guess I'm subscribed to Lenny now! Well played, Lena Dunham). "I spoke my mind and gave my opinion in a clear and no-[BS] way; no aggression, just blunt. The man I was...

10/05/2015 - 4:45pm

    There are two problems with Peeple, a new startup app designed to let you rate everyone you meet -"like Yelp, for people."

    1) The name. Peeple. This is, number one, not particularly promising. 2)...

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