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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The March Awkward Madness Elite Eight -- restroom conversation rides high, waving squeaks through

Will Restroom Conversation take it all?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Black Death might have been airborne, U.K. scientists suggest

Hey, sign up for that health care!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  plague

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Kerning, kerning, kerning through the years

Printer ink is a luxury

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fonts

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Think the Bridgegate Christie report was sexist towards Bridget Anne Kelly? Check out this draft!

You should see this draft!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bridges, christie, thrown under bridge

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Don’t #CancelColbert over that tweeted slur. Obviously not.

Save the context!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:08 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colbert, context

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 03/27/2014

This gosh-awful UNC NCAA athlete’s paper got an A-

This is no good.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  learning, ncaa

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Bad job, Self

The only lame thing on the page was the caption.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:22 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion, oops

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014

March Awkward Madness, Round of 16 -- restroom conversation versus phone chats!

Will Left Hanging For a High Five go all the way?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Some Goop-recommended post-break-up (whoops, ‘conscious uncoupling’) snacks

Take the week off, Gwyneth.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conscious uncoupling, goop

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Oculus bought by Facebook, and the trouble with Kickstarter

You aren’t an investor!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oculus

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/26/2014

For the AP Stylebook, it’s ‘more than’ over

Another small step back for grammar, another leap for usage.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammar, ugh

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Beyond NYT Now and Times Premier, some more options for the New York Times

Hey, worth a shot!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  times

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/24/2014

In March Awkward Madness, Round of 32, Holding the door for someone who is too far away takes on Left hanging for a high five

Some interesting match-ups, this time through.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/21/2014

It’s a bird! It’s a dinosaur! It’s the Chicken from Hell!

Nightmare dinobird.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicken, hell, Science

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/21/2014

How not to appeal to millennials, as demonstrated in the RNC’s awful new ad

Here’s a parody of a parody.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ad fail, millennial, Republicans

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/21/2014

The most ludicrous Hitler comparison, ever

We need to find new comparisons, because this is completely absurd.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hitler, stop

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Some Starbucks-themed pick-up lines

For the bar-barista scene.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, starbucks

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014

What’s the most awkward? The March Madness Awkward Bracket of 2014

Get ready to cringe!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awkward, march madness

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Better things to do than picket the Fred Phelps funeral

He made hate look hateful.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RIP

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Everything you need to know about the news, from Crimea to Flight MH370, fits into just one headline

According to a recent survey.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 03/18/2014

The most ominous thing about the NSA

Those PowerPoints. And the clip-art. Great Scott, the clip art.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:15 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2014

The one problem with that Jenny McCarthy Twitter backlash

It makes it seem as though vaccinations are a matter of debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, Science

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Don’t believe the correction -- the Goat War is upon us

It’s imminent, and the signs are everywhere.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  goat war, goats

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Why is it still snowing?

A chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:14 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Snow

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 03/17/2014

You can be anything (as long as it’s pink!) -- the icky results of a Girl Scout -- Barbie partnership

It’s an uncomfortable pairing.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:59 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barbie, girls, ladies, pink

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 03/14/2014

What shall we call Generation Next?

Do we even want to know?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:35 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  millennials, relevance, tumblr

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/14/2014

It’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day

Get excited for next year!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pi

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Jared Polis’ wardrobe is excellent and I salute him

Represent, sir.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fashion, Jared Polis, such fashion

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/12/2014

In defense of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ even minus host Tom Bergeron

Even in host Bergeron’s wake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFV, funny videos, Internet, youtube

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Presidents, ranked by likelihood of appearing on ‘Between Two Ferns’

Definitely Wilson.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dignity, ferns, healthcare, obama, presidents

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/12/2014

The Great Train Robbery? On train writing and Amtrak’s new writer residency program

Amtrak wants you to!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trains

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/11/2014

With ‘Marry Smart,’ Susan Patton has more great news for the ladies

Also, do not listen to the “Princeton Mom” about rape.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  life, love, Susan Patton

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014

President Obama is funny, mean, promoting Healthcare.gov on ‘Between Two Ferns’

Healthcare.gov is a Web site that exists!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  funny, President Obama

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Don’t ‘ban bossy,’ Sheryl Sandberg. Tell us what to do next.

This isn’t the way to encourage girls to lead.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bossy, ladies, lean in

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 03/08/2014

The hardest-working panel at CPAC

Don’t make rape jokes!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:02 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cpac

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Rocket cats from the 16th century unearthed in manuscript

This is purrfect.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cats, history

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Donald Trump’s report of Jimmy Carter’s death has been greatly exaggerated

Oops.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:40 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cpac, jimmy carter, the donald

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 03/06/2014

The return of the monocle

Get squinty!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:43 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  monocle

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/05/2014

New ‘Lammily’ doll set to bring real proportions to a Barbie world

Her name is Lammily.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  average, barbie

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/05/2014

The changes to the SAT don’t go far enough

Frankly, it has not changed enough.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  learning, SAT

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Mardi Gras, in two charts

More like PHAT Tuesday!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:43 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mardi gras

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Pope Francis drops an ‘f-bomb’

It’s all about the consonants.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oops, pope francis, words

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Time to buy PBR, everyone

We can get rich ironically.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  beer, hipsters, PBR

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Cate Blanchett’s fighting words for movie heroines, on Oscar night

“The world is round, people!“

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies, oscars

 

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