Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post

Alyssa Rosenberg

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Recent articles by Alyssa:

‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ flopped. It needed George and Kellyanne Conway.

Bravo was almost a decade too early, and not nearly depraved enough. → Read More

‘Captain Marvel’ is the ‘Lean In’ of superhero movies

Marvel's first superhero movie to focus on a female main character leaves enormous opportunities on the table. It's a real disappointment. → Read More

'Leaving Neverland' makes the case for leaving Michael Jackson behind, but not before listening to his music one last time

We should listen to what Jackson was telling us in plain sight. And we need to ask ourselves why we might value beautiful fictions more than ugly truths. → Read More

Esquire’s cover boy wants to know what he can and can’t do. Adults owe him good answers.

Esquire's cover boy may not stand in for all American teenagers. We should still care how he turns out. → Read More

If even the Super Bowl and the Oscars can’t bring us together, what can?

What happens when even our cultural spectacles don't unite us? → Read More

The 2019 Oscar nominations were full of problematic favorites — and pleasant surprises

The movies in contention will stir up tough conversations, and that's a good thing. → Read More

Karen Pence’s worldview horrifies me. Her return to work is still a feminist victory.

I find the school where Karen Pence is working abhorrent. But first and second ladies should have the right to hold jobs and be more than mute helpmeets to their husbands. → Read More

Even if celebrity boycotts make you queasy, you should mute R. Kelly

Just ask yourself: Can I live with how this person is going to use my money? → Read More

Trump tried to play a normal president on television. The result was very strange.

Watching Trump mouth platitudes he can't possibly believe isn't comforting. It's horrifying. → Read More

Let’s face it: We watch the Golden Globes and Oscars for the disasters

It's more fun to see Hollywood's facade crack than it is to see the industry in its politest, most benign form. → Read More

Even if celebrity boycotts make you queasy, you should mute R. Kelly

It's one thing to refuse to pay for the work of an artist you disagree with. It's another to actively fund someone's dangerous behavior. → Read More

I feel sorry for Louis C.K.

I don't think the comedian is a victim. But he's stuck being himself, and that seems miserable. → Read More

Saudi Arabian censorship isn’t just a problem for Netflix

The company's decision to take down an episode of Hasan Minhaj's show should worry everyone on the Internet. → Read More

In 2019, it’s time to move beyond the Bechdel test

The Bechdel Test set a very low floor for Hollywood. We can't let it become the ceiling for progress. → Read More

Harassers like Les Moonves want to get paid to go away. What if women got paid instead?

Maybe women should start demanding contracts that guarantee big payouts if they’re harassed or mistreated. → Read More

The solution to the Oscars’ Best Popular Film fiasco

A stunt performance Academy Award would help foster intelligent appreciation for a crucial part of blockbusters, rather than relegating them to second-tier status. → Read More

Kevin Hart’s homophobia caught up with him. Is losing the Oscars enough?

Kevin Hart says he's shouldn't have to address old, homophobic remarks again. Is he right? → Read More

In ‘Creed II,’ the most important victories aren’t the knockouts

The real prize isn't a championship belt: It's a functional family. → Read More

What 229 years of Thanksgiving taught me about America

We may be blessed as a country. But with great blessings and tremendous ambition come enormous national responsibility. → Read More

What the women of ‘My Brilliant Friend’ tell us about the men of ‘The Godfather’

"The Godfather" is a masterpiece about men. "My Brilliant Friend" shows us just how much is happening to the women at the margins. → Read More