Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post

Alyssa Rosenberg

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Alyssa:

Moments when the world turns upside-down can change our politics. We should embrace that.

Serious illness, a pandemic, a shocking election result or a cultural phenomenon might determine our politics as much as our identities do. → Read More

‘No Time to Die’ is a radical end to Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond

Old dogs can learn some new tricks. But can old franchises, and old empires? → Read More

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ undermines the key insight of TV’s Golden Age

Therapy didn't make Tony Soprano a better person. And understanding anti-heroes makes it clear that the only smart thing to do is to get away from them. → Read More

‘Ted Lasso’ is a sweet show. But this season’s big romance has a sour taste.

Football club owner Rebecca and player Sam's romance demonstrates just how hard it is to talk about sex and power in the workplace in a nuanced way. → Read More

How a romantic comedy could make Hollywood a more equal place

It's past time to start casting LGBTQ actors as straight and cisgender characters. → Read More

What Clint Eastwood can teach Americans about the lost art of persuasion

If you want to get people to listen, you have to acknowledge the limits of what they're willing to hear, and who they're willing to hear it from. → Read More

What we should have understood about Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton in 1998

It's possible to consent to things that are bad for you, and for consent and trust to be abused. → Read More

9/11 helped superhero movies conquer the world. They never moved on.

Other threats have entered the pantheon of American anxieties, and superheroes have little to offer in response. → Read More

The movies want you to believe anything is possible within a franchise. It isn’t.

There are limits to what you can say in an installment meant to make millions. → Read More

China’s latest crackdown on video gaming isn’t really about kids. It’s about control.

Agreeing to censorship in exchange for money is a bad look under any circumstances. As recent developments show, it can also turn out to be a bad bargain. → Read More

The baby from Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ cover is grown up and suing — a lesson for today’s photo-happy parents

Now that we all have the ability to create public images for our children so early in their lives, we should use that power carefully. → Read More

Anthony Bourdain, a strange Nicolas Cage movie, and the history of Black foodways teach us what we have in common

"Pig," "Roadrunner" and "High on the Hog" are testaments to the idea that culinary greatness can come from anywhere. → Read More

‘Reminiscence’ is another pessimistic climate change movie. Filmmakers should get more creative.

The gloomy "Reminiscence" is everything Hollywood gets wrong about how to inspire audiences to think differently about a changing planet. → Read More

Go ahead. Take a chance. See a weird-looking movie like ‘The Green Knight’ or ‘Pig.’

If you don't gamble on the possibility of transcendence, you'll never get to experience it. → Read More

The ‘Cuomosexual’ phenomenon was disgraceful. We’re politicians’ bosses, not their fans.

Fandom is about worship. Citizenship is about accountability. → Read More

Rooting for Simone Biles means recognizing the greatness in her decision to step back

Mental health doesn't fit neatly into cliche stories of athletes overcoming obstacles on the road to success. And we shouldn't have asked Biles to carry so much alone. → Read More

Every generation needs a dating philosophy. Better Regency romance than ‘The Rules.’

If "Bridgerton" sets off a Regency romance revival, our sex lives might be better for it. → Read More

Thank God for Ted Lasso, the man America needs right now

A mustachioed, endlessly quotable football coach shows just how appealing masculinity can be. → Read More

It’s not just the polls. Everyone wants their own metrics, and it’s making room for misinformation.

From Facebook to TV networks, everyone wants to pick the numbers that are most convenient for them. It's our shared reality that pays the price. → Read More

The FBI failed Larry Nassar’s victims. If law enforcement doesn’t investigate crimes, what is it for?

There's long been a gap between cops' reputation and their performance on the job. To win back Americans' trust, law enforcement agencies need to prove they can actually solve crimes. → Read More