Petula Dvorak

Columnist for the rest of usWashington D.C., Virginia and Maryland

The latest from Petula

Virginia lawmakers could have helped some of the thousands who flock to the Wise County Fairgrounds.

  • Jul 18, 2014

At Washington and Lee University, the removal of Confederate flags was overdue.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Ghettoizing homelessness has led to the awful decay and dysfunction alleged at D.C. General.

  • Jul 14, 2014

Everyone in the city’s great biker/driver clash is right. And everyone is wrong.

  • Jul 10, 2014

Producers want veterinarians to star in “My Dog Needs Beer.” But where’s the call for scandal-plagued pols?

  • Jul 7, 2014

But D.C. Council members were surprised to only learn of this at a hearing on Wednesday.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The company shouldn’t use its religious beliefs and the Supreme Court ruling just for political ends.

  • Jun 30, 2014

The retired World Bank economist and professor forged relationships with kids in public housing.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Young people talk about depression, anxiety and the pressures they face in a world of high achievement.

  • Jun 19, 2014

For a half century, Alexandria dentist Gerald Frank has refused to turn away children in need.

  • Jun 12, 2014
Load More
About Petula
Petula is a columnist for The Washington Post's local team who writes about homeless shelters, gun control, high heels, high school choirs, the politics of parenting, jails, abortion clinics, mayors, modern families, strip clubs and gas prices, among other things. Before coming to The Post, she covered social issues, crime, and courts in New Orleans, New Jersey and Los Angeles. She lives in D.C., is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the mother of two boys.