Alexandra Petri

05/01/2016 - 12:00pm

    "Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the woman's card," Trump said Tuesday night, after winning 5 primaries.

    Ah yes, the woman's card.

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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...

01/26/2016 - 6:00pm

    I recently read, with some alarm, a deceptively lovely piece by the writer Tim Boomer in the New York Times advocating against Small Talk. Small talk, he pointed out, went on and on and said nothing. Who cares what street a person lived on or what high school friend...

01/20/2016 - 12:00am

    Ever since reading Sean Penn's article for Rolling Stone about his meeting with El Chapo, I have been unable to get his writing style out of my head. It was like he was being held at knife point by a band of drunk thesauruses.

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01/16/2016 - 6:00pm

    In delivering his final State of the Union, President Obama did something I would generally advise against: He informed the audience that the speech was going to be shorter than usual.

    "I'm going to...

01/13/2016 - 9:00am

    I am struck, this week, by Donald Trump's triumphant return to his birtherism strategy. He's currently raising the question about Ted Cruz, saying it could be "very precarious" for the party if Cruz is the nominee given his affiliation with Canada....

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