Alyssa Rosenberg

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

The XX Factor
Feb. 4 2013 11:30 AMGirls Finally Gets Serious About Relationships
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Feb. 1 2013 11:27 AM30 Rock's Other Legacy: Men Can't Have It All Either
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Jan. 29 2013 3:41 PMRemember The Powerpuff Girls? Eight Years Later, They're Back.
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Jan. 25 2013 4:59 PMNetwork TV Moves Past Its "Ross and Rachel" Phase
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Jan. 24 2013 2:32 PMWomen Do Better In Indie Film. Please Hold Your Applause.
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Jan. 15 2013 3:48 PMNo, Fake Geek Girls Are Not Coming To Destroy You
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Jan. 14 2013 2:35 PMIf Jodie Foster Wants Everyone to Leave Her Alone, She Gave the Wrong Speech
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Jan. 10 2013 1:56 PMBiggest Oscar Nomination Bummer: The Snubbing of Kathryn Bigelow
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Jan. 7 2013 2:42 PMGirls Is Back. Cue the Irrational Reactions.
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Jan. 3 2013 4:17 PMPeter Jackson Added a Female Character Into The Hobbit. He Shouldn't Have.
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Dec. 31 2012 5:34 PMFrom M to Hushpuppy, The Best Flawed Female Characters Of 2012
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Dec. 27 2012 1:30 PMWhat Django Unchained and Lincoln Have in Common: A Woman Problem
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Dec. 18 2012 2:00 PMTwo Books I'm Re-Reading In The Wake Of Newtown
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Dec. 13 2012 1:11 PMThis Was A Great Year for Women in the Movies, But You Wouldn't Know It From the Golden Globe Nods
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Dec. 11 2012 5:50 PMWhy Are Women Writers Still Stuck Behind Pseudonyms?
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Feb. 3 2013 8:53 PMThanks, Danica Patrick, for the Worst Ad of the Super Bowl So Far
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Jan. 30 2013 11:40 AMRihanna to Rolling Stone: If Chris Brown Screws Up, I'll Walk. Because She Can.
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Jan. 28 2013 5:19 PMDoes Convicted Rapist Mike Tyson Deserve a Role on Law & Order: SVU?
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Jan. 25 2013 1:37 PMSuperman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Might Be Getting a Sex Change
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Jan. 17 2013 10:44 AMThe Real Problem With Esquire's Insane Megan Fox Profile
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Jan. 14 2013 4:58 PMCarrie Bradshaw Has a Perfect Nose, and Other Changes in The Carrie Diaries
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Jan. 10 2013 2:53 PMThe One Oscar-Nominated Movie You Must See
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Jan. 8 2013 11:31 AMThe Oxygen Network Thinks Young Women Want to Watch Horrible TV
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Jan. 4 2013 4:31 PMIsrael's New Ban On Super Skinny Models Won't Fix the Fashion Industry's Problem
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Jan. 2 2013 2:40 PMTotally Rational Prediction: Women Will Rule Cable TV in 2013
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Dec. 28 2012 9:45 AMWhat Women Want: Women on the Sundance Juries and National Board of Film Preservation
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Dec. 19 2012 11:52 AMBy 2062, Your Nurse Will Be a Robot and Your Shirt Will Clean Itself
Dec. 17 2012 12:21 PMHow Hollywood Gets Bloggers WrongFrom Gossip Girl to The Newsroom, movies and TV shows have no idea how blogging actually works.
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Dec. 12 2012 4:42 PM Brace Yourselves: Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Adapting Pride and Prejudice for Lifetime
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Dec. 10 2012 10:59 AMGoodbye Homeland, Hello Masters of Sex




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 7:30 AM Ring Around the Rainbow
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.