Alyssa Rosenberg

03/12/2015 - 6:46pm

    "House of Cards," which returned for its third season on Friday, has all the veneers of a prestige television show: a (supposedly) charismatic anti-hero, a cynical worldview and sophisticated cinematography. But there's another reason people watch Frank (Kevin Spacey...

03/05/2015 - 7:38pm

    "House of Cards," which stars Kevin Spacey as machinating politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his Lady Macbeth, Claire, returned for its third season on Netflix early Friday morning. As always, the series looks gorgeous, and Spacey can...

03/05/2015 - 7:33pm

    A report released this week by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African-American Studies at UCLA suggests that, by sheer numbers, Hollywood is doing somewhat better on race than in the 1930s. But the most sobering part of the report might be its conclusion....

12/11/2014 - 4:09pm

    As someone who has been writing on the Internet a long time and has the email inbox and Twitter mentions to show for it, the first thing I felt when I heard of Alanah Pearce was sympathy and a bit of admiration for her chutzpah.  Pearce, an Australian...

09/25/2014 - 10:58am

    Last month, inspired by his visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home at Hyde Park in New York, Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt pondered whether FDR could have been elected today. The same question has occurred to Ken Burns and Geoffrey...

04/27/2014 - 11:46pm

    Cliven Bundy, the rancher who swiftly became a conservative hero after a confrontation with the Bureau of Land Management, seems destined to lose his halo with rather remarkable speed after the New York Times today reported some comments of his.

    "I want to tell...

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