Latest from Alyssa Rosenberg

A chat about the pop culture we love and why it means so much to us.

  • Aug 19, 2019

The overarching conspiracy theory has spread in part because of how it's designed. People who are concerned with stopping conspiracy theories should pay attention.

  • Aug 7, 2019

Some books just show you how literature works.

  • Aug 6, 2019

A chat about the pop culture we love and why it means so much to us.

  • Aug 5, 2019

From hints of diversity, to evil technocrats, to ludicrous action sequences, "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" is a perfect time capsule.

  • Aug 2, 2019

The real measure of equality isn't a single perfect woman running for president. It's a group of women, some of them genuinely weird, getting to be plausible contenders.

  • Jul 31, 2019

A chat about the pop culture we love and why it means so much to us.

  • Jul 29, 2019

There is no way to make a piece of art satisfying to everyone. Fans were asking for the impossible.

  • Jul 25, 2019

Bud Selig’s memoir misses the sport’s magic, while two statheads explain its inspiring innovations.

  • Jul 25, 2019

When the credits come up at the movies, the pages in a book run out, or the last commercial rolls over the end of a television episode, the story might be over. But the discussion is just getting started. Here at Act Four, we’ll get together every week to talk about the best (and worst) in pop culture. We’ll also try to sort out why the stories we love mean so much to us, and what they mean for the rest of the world.

  • Jul 22, 2019
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