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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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




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

An Iranian Woman Was Sentenced to Death for Killing Her Alleged Rapist. Can Activists Save Her?

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Sports Show by and About Women

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