By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 8, 2013
'Fangirl' is a charming coming of age novel, but its depiction of fan communities and the reasons they're a draw are ultimately somewhat thin.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 7, 2013
'The Interestings' gets at the difficulty of determining your own worth, especially in friendships where the economics are complicated by wealth.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 3, 2013
The hotly anticipated fantasy novel 'The Bone Season' is a real failure--but at least in ways that help us pick through some big ideas in literature.
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By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 2, 2013
The late Tom Clancy was the rare artist who told genuinely effective conservative stories. The clash of ideas in pop culture is poorer for his passing.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on September 24, 2013
What Donna Tartt's 1992 novel can teach us about 'Breaking Bad' and fans' relationships with television.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on September 16, 2013
Arthur Conan Doyle wants to keep Sherlock Holmes in copyright. Their argument for why a judge should side with them raises serious questions about the future of pop culture.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on September 12, 2013
J.K. Rowling is writing a Harry Potter spinoff movie about Newt Scamander. Here are five more parts of the wizarding world she should explore.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on August 30, 2013
Saying 'The Bluest Eye' is child pornography isn't just a lie. It's an attempt to scare people away from engaging with depictions of sexual assault.
'The Skies Belong To Us' is both a portrait of an era and a scathing and funny examination of the lifecycle of a policy idea, the rise of airport security.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on August 23, 2013
My favorite book this year about bias and social change is a young adult novel about dragons and the joys of music.