ComPost: RIP

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Stephen Colbert’s move to late night — and the death of ‘Stephen Colbert’ — is a sad day for satire

He’s going to be seriously missed.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colbert, RIP, satire

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)
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Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/11/2014

In tribute to Shirley Temple Black, five of her iconic film scenes

Or, as Twitter would say, “the original Honey Boo Boo.”

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor: From Burton to diamonds, we cared

Why we cared so much

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RIP, Elizabeth Taylor, celebrity

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Remembering Reverend Gomes: His most memorable quotes

Monday evening marked the passing of the Reverend Peter Gomes, Harvard's Plummer Professor of Christian Morals. He was 68 years old. I cannot pay him a tribute as adequately as those who knew him well. The reverend once addressed my...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri | Tags:  RIP

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 12/30/2010

Geraldine Doyle and Rosie the Riveter

Today marked the passing of Geraldine Doyle, the woman whose face served as the model for Rosie the Riveter. She clearly led a long and full life, but amidst the reports of her demise, one detail of this story stuck...

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:30 PM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, Petri | Tags:  RIP, art