Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post

Alyssa Rosenberg

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Recent articles by Alyssa:

Want to know when life will get back to normal? Keep an eye on Hollywood.

Sure, Hollywood's a bubble. But for once, that tells us a lot about what might happen to the rest of us. → Read More

The case for revisiting ‘Gone With The Wind’ and ‘The Help’

Understanding the way these novels and movies flatter their white protagonists and their readers is key to understanding their power. → Read More

In 1918, America cheered a ballplayer, shamed a musician and invented a war hero

“War Fever” examines the fates of Babe Ruth, Karl Muck and Charles Whittlesey. → Read More

Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.

Police procedurals have a long, fraught history. I don't know if it's possible for them to find a way forward. → Read More

Celebrity gossip is stronger than any virus. Thank goodness.

Andre Leon Talley, Elon Musk, Alison Roman, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are amusing us — and revealing some deeper truths. → Read More

Watching the KBO is the perfect preparation for our new normal

Dinos vs. Lions isn't the major leagues we're used to. But it's practice for a world where everything is the same, but also distractedly different. → Read More

The big-screen brawl that could reshape the movies

Maybe the pandemic will merely shrink the movie business, rather than transform it. → Read More

Netflix has a choice: Is the future of entertainment going to be bold? Or bland?

The streaming-entertainment giant will have to decide whether it's going to give us exactly what we want, or introduce us to something new. → Read More

Sorry, governors. No matter what you do, movies won’t be back for a very long time.

Georgia's governor can give the go-ahead to theaters to reopen, but he can't get movies on screens, or audiences in seats. → Read More

During a pandemic, every movie and TV show looks like a horror story

When ordinary human contact can spread a deadly disease, all pop culture takes on a new, anxious tinge. → Read More

Your life may feel totally out of control. ‘Tiger King’ is a reminder that it isn’t.

The Netflix documentary series is an affirmation that there are some fates that we can avoid, even in a pandemic. → Read More

Covid-19 brings us a summer without a superhero

The coronavirus pandemic makes caped crusaders seem powerless. → Read More

Adam Schlesinger wrote great songs — and helped us understand why we loved them

The Fountains of Wayne co-founder and prolific songwriter for movies and television had a rare musical intelligence. → Read More

The coronavirus pandemic is a test for celebrities. Some of them are failing.

Exercising the privileges of celebrity in the middle of a pandemic is a huge mistake. Here's how stars can atone. → Read More

Once we get through the coronavirus, our movie culture may look very different

Whenever we reemerge from social distancing, our movie experience may no longer resemble the moviegoing culture we remember. → Read More

Coronavirus is a nightmare. These stories tell us how to survive — and rise above it.

Fiction such as "Contagion," "World War Z" and "Year of Wonders" demonstrates the values we'll need to fight the pandemic and build a better world when it's over. → Read More

Coronavirus shut down Mona Lisa and James Bond. We can’t let it isolate us.

We badly need common cultural experiences and references to remind us what we share. The covid-19 epidemic is isolating us instead. → Read More

Yes, Mayor Bloomberg, enough is enough

Mike Bloomberg has demonstrated just how ill-suited he is to lead the party in an era when women are a majority of voters and heavily favor Democrats. → Read More

Weinstein’s conviction is no fairy tale. Defeating the monster is just a start.

Slaying monsters is only the end in fairy tales. → Read More

Too bad Trump slammed ‘Parasite’ for its Oscar wins. He might have loved it.

There are reasons the president would love the best-picture winner. → Read More