Latest from Alyssa Rosenberg
  • Opinion

The mask wars are getting crazier. It’s time to take a deep breath.

Conservatives, mask-wearing liberals aren't out to drive you nuts. Liberals, an increasing number of people you see unmasked are vaccinated. Please, can we all take a breath?
  • May 6, 2021
  • Opinion

America’s gender panic about kids is getting explosive. Literally.

Gender reveals that shake up entire towns. A wave of legislation aimed at trans kids. Adults need to take a deep, deep breath.
  • Apr 29, 2021
  • Opinion

The Oscars were a little glimpse of the future

The most famous people in the world are wobbling on their heels, talking about their parents' sex lives and getting sentimental. The future is weird, and kind of sweet.
  • Apr 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Why stopping the distribution of the Philip Roth biography was a bad idea

The publisher erred by halting its publication.
  • Apr 22, 2021
  • Opinion

You probably haven’t watched any of the Best Picture nominees. You should.

Seven of the movies in competition explore some of the most essential questions in American life.
  • Apr 22, 2021
  • Opinion

’Game of Thrones’ was the last must-watch pop culture aimed at adults

In the decade since the show's premiere, nothing has done quite as good a job of asking huge, hard-to-answer questions and playing with expectations.
  • Apr 19, 2021
  • Opinion

The ‘cancel culture’ wars are exhausting and useless. Here are five proposals for a truce.

If liberals want new cultural norms to find a foothold and conservatives want to do more about discourse than rail about it on cable news, here are some possible steps forward.
  • Apr 15, 2021
  • Opinion

North Carolina’s bill regulating gender would be terrible for kids — not just trans ones

More Lil Nas X, less forcing teachers and counselors to report kids who exhibit 'gender nonconformity.'
  • Apr 7, 2021
  • Opinion

The only question about QAnon that really matters

It almost certainly doesn't matter who Q was. All that matters is how to undo the damage.
  • Apr 5, 2021
  • Opinion

Venturing out into the post-covid world is definitely weird — and completely worth it

As my first step towards normalcy, I went to a movie. The film was okay. The experience was wonderful.
  • Mar 31, 2021