Alyssa Rosenberg

Alyssa Rosenberg writes about culture and television for Slate’s “XX Factor” blog. She also contributes to ThinkProgress and

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March 22 2013 3:52 PMWhy Are Books Getting Scarier?
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March 20 2013 3:52 PMGirls' Nudity Isn't Just About Body Image       
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March 18 2013 5:59 PMTiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn Announce Relationship On Facebook
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March 15 2013 2:26 PMTV's Women Writers Tell Their Own Stories
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March 11 2013 3:39 PMLessons from the Brilliant Donkey Kong Hack That Makes Pauline the Heroine
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March 7 2013 5:13 PMDouble X's SXSW Panel on Sex and Television   
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March 5 2013 12:59 PMOn TV, the Virtues of "Never Letting Anything Go"
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March 1 2013 3:15 PMSilver Linings Playbook Takes On Mental Health, Sex, and Slut-Shaming
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Feb. 28 2013 9:30 AMMike White on Why Men Won't Watch Women on TV
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Feb. 25 2013 3:21 PMWe Would Like to Thank Ben Affleck For Acknowledging That Marriage Is Work
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Feb. 20 2013 7:07 PMRedesigned T Magazine Debuts With Too Many White Faces
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Feb. 15 2013 4:38 PMKim Kardashian Doesn't Owe You Her Baby's Gender or Anything Else
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Feb. 13 2013 4:55 PMLet's All Come to An Understanding About Something: Connie Britton Is Not Old.
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Feb. 11 2013 1:13 PMJessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence Both Want an Oscar. That's Not a Catfight.
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Feb. 6 2013 1:45 PMHouse Of Cards Thinks All Female Political Reporters Are Mean Sluts
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March 21 2013 4:17 PMEsquire Has Always Treated Women Like Objects
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March 19 2013 5:16 PMRomance Novels Shake Up Gender Roles, and Not Just for Women   
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March 15 2013 3:32 PMTina Fey Won't Take Over Saturday Night Live. And That's Fine.
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March 12 2013 3:02 PMOn Television, Faux-Crazy Ladies Trump Anti-Heroes
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March 8 2013 2:20 PMGirls See Plenty of Introverted Heroines Onscreen
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March 6 2013 1:02 PMHey, Taylor Swift! You Might Not Want to Accuse Amy Poehler of Crimes Against Feminism
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March 4 2013 3:31 PMIs Adam on Girls a Creep or a Good Man in Training?
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Feb. 28 2013 4:08 PMGood News for Female Magazine Editors: The Pay Gap Is Narrowing
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Feb. 26 2013 5:00 PMTelevision Gets Smart About Teenagers and Sex
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Feb. 22 2013 10:27 AMRomantic Comedies Aren't What They Used To Be. Then Again, Neither Is Love.
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Feb. 19 2013 10:26 AMThe Secret to Girls: Lena Dunham's Paralyzing Fear of Sex
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Feb. 14 2013 4:07 PMIt's Valentine's Day! Game of Thrones Jon Snow and Homeland's Dana Brody Should Hook Up.
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Feb. 13 2013 10:54 AMWillow Smith Wants to "Just Be 12." Is That Even Possible?
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Feb. 7 2013 5:03 PMThe Americans Is All About About Spies, Nukes—And '80s Girl Culture
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Feb. 5 2013 12:27 PMWill Marvel's Next Heroines Be More Than the Sum of Their Jumpsuits?




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Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

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A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.