Alexandra Petri

Washington, D.C.

Columnist offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day

Education: Harvard College, BA in English, Classics Secondary Field

Alexandra Petri is a Washington Post columnist offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.

Petri is the author of the essay collections "Nothing Is Wrong And Here Is Why" and "A Field Guide to Awkward Silences." She joined The Post as an intern in 2010, after graduating from Harvard College.
Latest from Alexandra Petri

Chat with Alexandra Petri and tell her your jokes

Alexandra's Q&A with readers starts at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Submit your questions now.

January 31, 2023

Classified documents are everywhere! They are coming for us all!

No! You have nothing to be afraid of!

January 26, 2023

What is going on with M&Ms? Alexandra Petri answered your questions.

Alexandra's Q&A with readers was at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Read the transcript.

January 24, 2023

The final hours of the M&M’s spokescandies

Green could not deny that it had been Corporate’s idea. She had awakened in January of 2022 to find herself altered.

January 24, 2023

Other fonts I hope the State Department considered

Wingdings is great if you want to take a lot of very controversial foreign policy steps without anyone noticing what you are doing.

January 21, 2023

If ‘Law & Order’ investigations went like the Supreme Court leak

The Supreme Court's investigation found that the leak culprit was … unknowable?

January 20, 2023

Jigsaw or puzzle? Alexandra Petri answered your questions.

Alexandra's Q&A with readers was at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Read the transcript.

January 17, 2023

Save us from women’s shoulders, Missouri state legislature!

A dress code for female legislators is what voters cry out for most!

January 13, 2023

I’m not gaslighting you. I really am a safe stove.

There hasn’t been anything to do with gas stoves and safety in the news. I would remember.

January 13, 2023

I’m the Prince from ‘Two Princes,’ and I have also written a tell-all

Prince Harry can understand what the Spin Doctors were singing about.

January 10, 2023