Alexandra Petri

09/03/2015 - 5:15pm

    Sad, sad news. We lost another panda. The smaller, second, still-unnamed cub perished on Wednesday at the National Zoo, in spite of the best efforts of zookeepers who gave it round-the-clock care.

    I can't take any more of this. First excitement, then...

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...

02/05/2015 - 7:25pm

    It seems like everyone who is anyone has already weighed in on "American Sniper." John McCain. Michael Moore. Seth Rogen. No one asked them to, but that did not stop them. I was fortunate enough to interview a drone to hear its thoughts. (I've...

01/30/2015 - 12:09am

    The NFL has called this "very serious."

    "The Patriots are guilty until proven innocent in the court of public opinion," Christopher Gasper wrote at the Boston Globe.

01/23/2015 - 2:26am

    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is right.

    Women are scary. Women are terrifying. They come into churches and bring cooties with them, and there is no ritual for casting out cooties. Demons, yes....

01/15/2015 - 4:52am

    The pen, by the way, is not mightier than the sword.

    There's no equation between the two.

    If you fight words with violence, the violence...

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