Petula Dvorak

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


COLUMN | We have, at long last, scientific proof that more of mom isn’t necessarily better.

  • Mar 30, 2015

Zakiya James is studying civil engineering at Drexel University.

  • Mar 26, 2015

No university is generating more sensation and scandal than Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village.”

  • Mar 23, 2015

Can the nation’s capital eliminate homelessness with nothing but fancy condos?

  • Mar 19, 2015

Charity and fellowship aren’t enough to make up for horrible abuses on the rise on campuses.

  • Mar 12, 2015

Three-story townhouse on Georgia Avenue will have room for up to a dozen people from ages 18 to 24.

  • Mar 9, 2015

Single-gender education is still useful to keep stereotypes from taking root in young minds.

  • Mar 7, 2015

But the fight against tyranny would, ultimately, take a back seat to nap time.

  • Mar 5, 2015

A year after the 8-year-old vanished, the old D.C. General Hospital where she lived is still a shameful place for families.

  • Mar 2, 2015

Is the nation’s capital too uptight to toke up after legalization?

  • Feb 26, 2015
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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.
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