by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on December 3, 2013 Updated: December 3, 2013
Now that 'Catching Fire' and 'Frozen' have demolished old myths about female-lead films, here are five other potential franchises Hollywood should develop.
by Posted on November 4, 2013 Updated: November 4, 2013
Dragons are the blood splatter of fantasy. By which I mean: dragons are a key, and visible, clue to the nature of the fantasy that's been committed.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on October 29, 2013
Fantasy author Max Gladstone explains what economic development and magic have in common, and how to avoid Manic Pixie Dreamgirl-ism.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on October 18, 2013 Updated: October 18, 2013
Daniel Mendelsohn gives 'Game of Thrones' a rich reading, but his analysis of George R.R. Martin's women doesn't give them quite enough credit.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted 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 Posted on October 3, 2013 Updated: October 2, 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 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 July 26, 2013 Updated: July 26, 2013
'Game of Thrones' has cast Indira Varma to play Ellaria Sand next season, a move that continues the conversation about that show and race.
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on July 8, 2013 Updated: July 8, 2013
by Alyssa Rosenberg Posted on July 3, 2013 Updated: July 3, 2013