Alyssa Rosenberg

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.

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These holiday films get at a deeper truth behind the commercial sense of Christmas: that acknowledging your own brokenness is the first step towards true happiness.

  • Dec 24, 2014

Some of the most interesting films of 2014 leave New York and Los Angeles for striking meditations on our uneasy relationship to the country we’ve claimed as our own.

  • Dec 24, 2014

“The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” and “Men We Reaped” capture some of the psychological exhaustion that animates this year’s protests.

  • Dec 23, 2014

How Mariah Carey wrote a classic, why Michelle MacLaren is the most important director in TV, and the ways in which virtual reality might change us.

  • Dec 23, 2014

A preview of posting over the break, and a “Morning Joe” appearance.

  • Dec 23, 2014

Everything for the newly-admitted college student, British period drama fan or aspiring Cuba traveler in your life.

  • Dec 22, 2014

A chat about the best (and worst) in pop culture and why the stories we love mean so much to us.

  • Dec 22, 2014

Getting beyond biopics, the pitfalls of ‘Serial,’ the pleasures of a new ‘Annie,’ the insights of ‘Misery’ and a tired end to the year in video gaming.

  • Dec 22, 2014

The Showtime drama remembered how to be a tense action thriller, before letting itself get bogged down yet again in the labyrinth that is Carrie Mathison’s emotional life.

  • Dec 22, 2014

At a moment when snark is on the wane and sincerity is ascendant, Stephen Colbert sheds his fictional persona for a chance to be himself on CBS.

  • Dec 19, 2014
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About
Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section. Before coming to The Post, Alyssa was the culture editor at ThinkProgress, the television columnist at Women and Hollywood. a columnist for the XX Factor at Slate and a correspondent for The Atlantic.com. She has also been an editor at Washingtonian.com and a staff correspondent at Government Executive. Alyssa grew up in Massachusetts and holds a B.A. in humanities from Yale University. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, Salon, and many other publications.
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