Alyssa Rosenberg

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist covering culture

Alyssa Rosenberg writes about the intersection of culture and politics for The Washington Post's Opinions section. Before coming to The Post, 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 She has also been an editor at and a staff correspondent at Government Executive. Rosenberg grew up in Massachusetts and holds a B.A. in humanities from Yale University. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, New York, the Daily Beast, the New Republi
Latest from Alyssa Rosenberg

Brittney Griner’s fate poses a warning to U.S. sports and Hollywood

In playing ball with authoritarian countries, Hollywood and sports leagues have paid with their integrity, their dignity — and now worse.

July 12, 2022

A murdered parent should be worth more than $1.4 million

In the aftermath of violence, individual altruism becomes a grim barometer of our collective conscience.

July 11, 2022

Many more babies will be born post-Dobbs. We need to help them and their moms.

The entire country — no matter people’s stance on abortion — needs to be much more ambitious about supporting mothers and babies right now.

July 7, 2022

Ante el rechazo hacia ‘Lightyear’, la comunidad LGBTQ+ sigue sin poder cantar victoria

La respuesta de rechazo a la película 'Lightyear' y la desagradable polémica del la que forma parte son un triste recordatorio de lo mucho que queda por hacer para la comunidad LGBTQ+ .

June 24, 2022

If ‘Lightyear’ can spark a backlash, then no LGBTQ victories are safe

Was what seemed like a huge leap into a more tolerant future just a moment of calm?

June 22, 2022

Pediatric covid vaccines could change how we deal with the pandemic

The vaccination campaign for children means shifting the response to covid-19 from a wartime effort to a routine part of primary care.

June 20, 2022

Lauren Boebert is the latest conservative woman to get slimed

There's already plenty to dislike about the Colorado congresswoman. But it's no surprise those trying to discredit her would go so low.

June 17, 2022

An actor’s use of a surrogate raises radical-feminist questions

Radical feminists once dreamed of liberating women from pregnancy. But this still means using another woman’s body.

June 15, 2022

Ron DeSantis’s drag show comments foretell a vile trend

Projecting distress over children attending drag shows, DeSantis signals he may use child protective services as a political tool — at kids' expense.

June 13, 2022

A new low in anti-trans bills: Genital exams for female athletes

The Ohio House has passed an extraordinarily cruel measure. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and the state senate should say no and restore sanity.

June 6, 2022