Alyssa Rosenberg

Washington, D.C.

Columnist focusing on culture, parenting and gender
Alyssa Rosenberg writes about mass culture, parenting and gender for The Washington Post's Opinions section. Before coming to The Post in 2014, 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
Latest from Alyssa Rosenberg

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ looks awful. It’s not alone.

The blockbusters that should be the biggest draw look increasingly awful. It's time for Hollywood — and audiences — to stop accepting mediocrity.

November 14, 2022

Así se siente ser perseguida por tu cabello

Masih Alinejad pasó gran parte de su vida intentando contener sus rizos. Ahora luce su cabello como una corona. Y dado su rol como activista de las protestas en Irán, podría decirse que tiene el cabello más importante del mundo.

November 11, 2022

RSV is filling children’s hospitals. We need a vaccine for it.

Respiratory syncytial virus, fearsome for children younger than 5, is surging and filling hospitals with patients. So where are the vaccine trials?

October 27, 2022

Here’s what it’s like to be persecuted for your hair

The Iranian journalist and activist, who spent much of her life being forced to contain her curls, explains how compulsory hijab laws hurt both women and men.

October 26, 2022

‘House of the Dragon’, ‘Rings of Power’ y el pesimismo de la cultura pop

Tanto en ‘House of the Dragon’ como en ‘Rings of Power’, la tendencia hacia la decadencia es, en algunos aspectos, inherente a las precuelas. Una historia destinada a explicar el caos que otros héroes tuvieron que enfrentar.

October 24, 2022

‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘Rings of Power’ and pop culture’s pessimism

Pop culture from hit TV shows to superhero stories and classic sci-fi adaptations is obsessed with decline. That matches the mood, but fiction can do more.

October 23, 2022

The U.S. should never have another baby formula shortage

Multiple factors contributed to this year’s formula shortage. Only comprehensive improvements will ensure babies don't go hungry again.

October 6, 2022

Esta es la pregunta que ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ consideró demasiado descabellada como para plantearla

Los ataques de la película 'Don't Worry Darling' a los desfasados roles de género y los magos tecnológicos abusivos son parte de los compromisos feministas de la directora Olivia Wilde, pero su predictibilidad también es algo decepcionante.

September 29, 2022

The question that was too wild for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ to ask

The movie skirts the issue of women who chose a traditional role.

September 26, 2022

The baby formula crisis wasn’t a complete disaster. Here’s why.

The response was far from perfect. But it showed that U.S. institutions are still capable of creative thinking, quick action and collaborative spirit.

September 26, 2022