Episode 101: “How Culture Works” with Alyssa Rosenberg
Bridgit and Tracy introduce us to "culture change." They explore how culture works, and question if the entertainment industry can change with Washington Post culture critic Alyssa Rosenberg.
Guest: Alyssa Rosenberg, Cultural Critic/Opinion Columnist for The Washington Post
In our inaugural episode WONDERLAND co-hosts, Bridgit Antoinette Evans and Tracy Van Slyke, introduce WONDERLAND and break down the role and meaning of culture change on our society. And in a foundational conversation with Washington Post culture critic Alyssa Rosenberg, they explore the historical and current connection between pop culture and storytelling on race and politics, and question if the entertainment industry is capable of making better choices and better stories.
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Alyssa grew up without television. Now she consumes countless hours of television as a culture critic.
She blogs about pop culture 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 Atlantic.com. She has also been an editor at Washingtonian.com, and a staff correspondent at Government Executive. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, Salon, and many other publications.
Alyssa grew up in Massachusetts and holds a B.A. in humanities from Yale University. @AlyssaRosenberg