Latest from Alyssa Rosenberg
  • Opinion

If even superheroes can’t have fun sex, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Let Batman have a little fun with Catwoman! Let Lois Lane and Superman have a kid!
  • Jun 15, 2021
  • Opinion

American cities needed a boost after a brutal year. Enter ‘In the Heights.’

Jon M. Chu's adaptation of the lively, loving musical is a testament to the greatness of urban living.
  • Jun 14, 2021
  • Opinion

Isolating during the covid-19 pandemic warped our brains. It’s time to confront that.

"The Woman In the Window" captures the toll of physical isolation, while "Bo Burnham: Inside" warns about the dangers of using the internet as a substitute for real interaction.
  • Jun 9, 2021
  • Opinion

What ‘Cruella’ and Marjorie Taylor Greene have in common

Why can't our norm-breakers be a little more inspiring and a little less exhausting?
  • Jun 4, 2021
  • Opinion

Recoiling from on-screen racist violence isn’t the same thing as celebrating Black people’s lives

Hollywood has traditionally marketed stories about Black people only to Black audiences. White art lovers don't always know what they're missing.
  • Jun 1, 2021
  • Opinion

Binge-watching television gave us what we said we wanted — and made us lonelier

By giving everyone exactly the TV they wanted when they wanted it, streaming services forgot one of the best parts of television: discussing it with other people.
  • May 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Madison Cawthorn accidentally trolls his way into a great point about men and work-life balance

Cawthorn used the idea of family obligations to justify skipping out on his job. But it would be a great thing if more male lawmakers prioritized their families.
  • May 24, 2021
  • Opinion

Hey conservatives, this is why liberals don’t believe you care about free speech

When you decry cancel culture in one breath and try to ban things from schools and get people fired with another, you look like liars.
  • May 21, 2021
  • Opinion

All hail the return of the summer blockbuster

We badly need communal fun — the bigger, sillier and more joyful the better.
  • May 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Black Panthers, Captain America, police chiefs and lawmakers: Who can really change the world?

Why would Sam Wilson want to be Captain America, anyway? And could Medaria Arradondo have testified in Derek Chauvin's trial the way he did without Black Lives Matter?
  • May 12, 2021