Alexandra Petri

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) People.


05/28/2015 - 5:04pm

    In a recent interview, Simon Pegg - actor ("Shaun of the Dead," various "Star Treks," etc.) and noted geek - said a number of things that immediately got the Internet up in arms: Comic-book movies are infantilizing us. We care too much...

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...

04/23/2015 - 1:11pm

    Much is distressing about going to watch the Washington Nationals play baseball these days. The fielding. The errors.

    And that's just when you get onto the field.

04/16/2015 - 5:47pm

    There are some things that should go without saying when you run for president. You love America. You want a deity (singular, capitalized, male) to bless the place. You think it is time there was a change, because if there is not a change, your children may...

04/02/2015 - 2:59pm

    Late last night, Galileo's skeletal hand (not the one that's in a museum, the other one) reached out of a grave and gave me this letter. I reproduce it in full.

    Dear Ted, Dear Everyone,...

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