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Why are there dead fish in Redondo Beach?

Remember the birds plummeting from the sky in Arkansas? Now there are literally millions of dead fish filling King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach, California. Officials are blaming oxygen depletion. But here are some better explanations: Charlie Sheen did this....

By Alexandra Petri  | March 8, 2011; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  dead fish, lists, oops  
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Changes for Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel, a human being with energy levels typically associated with rats on cocaine, has been elected mayor of Chicago. Mayor Daley, in his twenty-two distinguished years of mayordom, ushered in a wide range of delightful changes - a...

By Alexandra Petri  | February 23, 2011; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Big Deals, Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  Rahm, elections, lists  
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Thanks, Academy! What the 2011 Oscar Nominees say about us

Forget the State of the Union. The films nominated for Best Picture for the 83rd Academy Awards say more about who we are and how we're doing than President Obama ever will. And we don't have to stand up and...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 26, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  America, Oscars, movies  
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Top five State of the Union moments

The State of the Union is ... awkwardly crouched trying to decide whether this should be a standing ovation or not. There was bipartisanship Tuesday night, all right. There was also ... whatever half of bipartisanship is. But the evening...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 25, 2011; 11:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Big Deals, Congress, Top Lists  | Tags:  America, Barack Obama, state of the union  
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How to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's birthday

Today is Edgar Allan Poe's 202nd birthday! And, like many of his characters, he's managed to remain alive long after his death. Here are some ways to celebrate this somewhat local literary legend: Go into the office of someone who...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 19, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Post-RNC break up, top job ideas for Michael Steele

Michael Steele just withdrew from contention for Republican National Committee chairman. But make no mistake, this was a break-up. "It's not me -- it's you," the Republican Party explained. "Look, I just feel like I've grown a lot over the...

By Alexandra Petri  | January 14, 2011; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Petri, Top Lists  | Tags:  Michael Steele, RNC, Rent Is Too Damn High  
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