Sonia Rao

Washington, D.C.

Features reporter

Education: Boston University, BS in journalism

Sonia Rao is a reporter for The Washington Post's Features department, specializing in pop culture. She attended Boston University and wrote for the Boston Globe before joining The Post in 2017.
Latest from Sonia Rao

The 65 newest TV shows and movies to stream right now

What’s available on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Prime Video and more in April.

April 24, 2023

On ‘Succession,’ weddings never go off without a hitch

"Succession" repeatedly uses wedding tragedies to show how the Roys' transactional relationships pervert the idea of love.

April 12, 2023

Ali Wong and Steven Yeun serve rage and existential dread with ‘Beef’

The new Netflix series explores how normal people can go from “being so agreeable to just a rabid animal,” says creator Lee Sung Jin.

April 6, 2023

Gwyneth Paltrow not liable for Utah ski collision and awarded $1, jury rules

Gwyneth Paltrow and retired optometrist Terry Sanderson each blamed the other for causing the February 2016 accident on a bunny slope in Utah.

March 30, 2023

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski accident trial is almost over. Here’s what to know.

A man is suing Gwyneth Paltrow for $300,000, claiming that she crashed into him while skiing in Utah, leaving him with physical injuries and emotional distress.

March 28, 2023

Gwyneth Paltrow testifies that she was confused, then angry, after ski accident

Gwyneth Paltrow opened her testimony by saying she "was hit" by the man suing her, "and he was at fault in the 2016 ski accident.

March 24, 2023

How a Hollywood writers’ strike can derail a great TV show

The industry is bracing for another work stoppage amid tense contract negotiations. The last one led to a bizarre season of “Friday Night Lights.”

March 23, 2023

Fla. reporter fired after calling news release on DeSantis event ‘propaganda’

Ben Montgomery was fired Monday night after a spokesperson for DeSantis tweeted out a photo of his response to a news release the reporter called "propaganda."

March 15, 2023

Oscars 2023: 10 things to know, from a heartwarming comeback story to an excruciating red carpet interview

The Academy Awards were dominated by "Everything Everywhere All at Once," plus the most memorable speeches and cringeworthy red carpet moment.

March 13, 2023

Oscars 2023: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ dominates, winning seven awards

Live news and analysis from the 2023 Oscars, including red carpet looks, winners and the biggest moments.

March 13, 2023