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Rand Paul supporter asks for apology from woman he stomped? An apology guide

Doesn't anyone understand how apologies are supposed to work? First, Virginia Thomas calls Anita Hill to demand an apology for whatever it was that happened 20 years ago. Now Tim Profitt, the Rand Paul supporter who subdued a woman by stepping on her is saying she should apologize to...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 27, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  Rand Paul, Virginia Thomas, apologies  
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Why the Jon Stewart Rally is my generation's Woodstock

We don't go to rallies. Drag races? Men in heels. Once we were in a protest, but only because we had to walk through it to get to a Lady Gaga concert. Sign petitions? Please. March for a cause? Only if by "march" you mean "walk in a determined...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 26, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, Stewart Rally, woodstock  
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Top 25 topical Halloween costume ideas

So you've run out of costume ideas, but want to impress your friends with your grasp of today's hot issues? Have no fear! That's why I'm here. The biggest tip I can give you is NOT to dress as a witch and say you're Christine O'Donnell. Everyone's already doing...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 25, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  Halloween  
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Jennifer Mee -- from hiccups to murder?

"Hiccup girl" Jennifer Mee has been charged with first-degree murder! It's the classic tragedy. Someone rises to fame and prominence for something innocent and then starts arranging for people to be killed. Like Macbeth! Or Mark Zuckerberg -- at least according to "The Social Network." Mee reportedly lured Shannon...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 25, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  hiccups or murder  
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After GQ's Glee photos and Miley Cyrus's new video, a plea

In light of the hubbub surrounding the GQ Glee photoshoot and the recent Miley Cyrus video, I want to put in a plea to today's child stars. Don't grow up. I don't know about this adulthood thing, but it seems wrong. And it's probably unnatural. I want us to...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 21, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  Miley Cyrus  
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Exclusive -- interview with Aqua Buddha

In the recent debate between Kentucky Senate candidates Rand Paul (R) and Jack Conway (D) and in a recent attack ad from Conway, the subject of "Aqua Buddha" came up. Aqua Buddha is an elusive deity that, according to a quote in an article in GQ, Rand Paul tried...

By Alexandra Petri  | October 18, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Petri  | Tags:  aqua buddha  
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