Petula Dvorak

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Yasmine Arrington’s ex-convict father is inspired by what she’s accomplished against the odds.

  • May 25, 2015

Mary Morgan Kleiss still longs for the house she lost seven years ago. Now all she wants is a trailer.

  • May 21, 2015

This obsession may be unseemly, but it is not new. It’s always been part of American culture.

  • May 18, 2015

White male, white male, white male. That’s about all you see on our money. As if no one else exists.

  • May 14, 2015

Sadly, adults were jeering as the Fairfax School Board approved much-needed protections.

  • May 11, 2015

A couple in love with farming bring their kids along for the sheep-goat-ducks tractor ride

  • May 7, 2015

While Baltimore smolders, a D.C. police lieutenant tries to build trust in a church basement.

  • Apr 30, 2015

Sherwood Gardens’ tulips are beautiful, its mansions are big, and the city’s despair is a world away.

  • Apr 28, 2015

My encounter with Baltimore protesters ends with my phone stolen and then a moment of kindness.

  • Apr 27, 2015

This just in for Easter: Post columnist delivers a golden egg of a tale about how a children’s book has inspired women to be bold.

  • Apr 3, 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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