Latest from Alyssa Rosenberg
  • Opinion

America has had a bad run. Two movies might restore your faith in the idea of it.

'Nomadland' and 'Minari' are frank about America's challenges — and the values that can guide us through.
  • Mar 4, 2021
  • Opinion

The Great Dr. Seuss Hysteria of 2021 shows how silly and unimaginative adults can be

Some of Theodor Geisel's books are definitely very racist. But treating him as either the worst or best children's book author ever is a mistake.
  • Mar 3, 2021
  • Opinion

The Golden Globes are a good reminder you don’t need to take everyone’s judgment seriously

Someone's always going to be wrong on the Internet, at awards shows or anywhere else a lot of people congregate.
  • Feb 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Watching HBO’s new Woody Allen documentary feels like taking a moral stress test

It challenges the viewer to examine whether they’re learning something enlightening or just rummaging around in someone else’s pain.
  • Feb 24, 2021
  • Opinion

The Trump Show’s been canceled. Who will be America’s next main character?

There are a lot of candidates. Which one we pick will say a lot about us.
  • Feb 19, 2021
  • Opinion

Hollywood is horribly inconsistent. We should stop looking to it for moral leadership.

The entertainment industry has wildly different rules for stars and wannabes. We shouldn't use it to define the marketplace of ideas.
  • Feb 17, 2021
  • Opinion

Stop dismissing love stories. They’re exactly what we need to survive covid-19.

When the world shrinks down to you and another person, managing relationships is a vital survival skill.
  • Feb 12, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump is banned from Twitter forever. He’s so lucky.

Conversations about how to regulate speech online are important. But they assume we've all decided that spending time on social media is good for us.
  • Feb 11, 2021
  • Opinion

Want to hold Trump supporters accountable? It doesn’t have to be complicated.

If encouraging the president to declare martial law is so bad, who cares whether the person doing it makes great pillows?
  • Feb 8, 2021
  • Opinion

Boredom is making the world weirder and more dangerous

The pandemic has left people isolated and under-occupied. No wonder they're diving into conspiracy theories and gambling on meme stocks.
  • Feb 5, 2021