Alexandra Petri

08/19/2014 - 12:37am

"Did one look at what one saw or did one see what one looked at?"

    - Hart Crane

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    This question seems especially striking in light of the struggles in Ferguson, Mo., and the response by members of the media and others....

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...

03/13/2014 - 12:16am

    By now you've probably heard the news.

    The SAT is reverting to a 1600-point scale and making the essay portion of the test optional. The vocabulary words and math sections are changing and the guessing penalty (where you were penalized for getting a question wrong...

02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    For a human named after a compiler of fairy tales, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., seems to have a lot of anger.

    "Let me be clear to you. You ever do that to me again, I'll throw you off this [bleeping] balcony," he informed reporter Michael Scotto on...

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