by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted 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.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted 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 Posted on September 24, 2013
What Donna Tartt's 1992 novel can teach us about 'Breaking Bad' and fans' relationships with television.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on August 13, 2013
'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.' is the story of how one young man came to understand himself and relationships, reaching quietly dispiriting conclusions about modern love.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on July 30, 2013
Rachel Kushner's 'The Flamethrowers' embraces women artists' ambitions in work and in love, and rejects a false choice between them.