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

Sundance kicks off with robots, warriors and ‘The American Society of Magical Negroes’

Kristen Stewart, Pedro Pascal, David Alan Grier and Steven Soderbergh were among the celebrities generating buzz at this year’s film festival.

January 20, 2024

Vegetarian dishes from North and South India fuel Vegz in Adams Morgan

The restaurant, started by a pair of immigrants just before the pandemic, offers dosas, paneer tikka masala and a variety of chaats.

January 16, 2024

    The best moments from the 2024 Emmys

    Christina Applegate and Niecy Nash-Betts drew cheers in a night of historic firsts, TV nostalgia and big wins for “Succession,” “The Bear” and “Beef.”

    January 16, 2024

    Emmys 2024 live updates: ‘The Bear,’ ‘Beef,’ ‘Succession’ are the big winners

    The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards are here, after the Hollywood strikes delayed the show from its typical September spot. Get live updates, highlights, winners and more.

    January 15, 2024

    The best moments from the Golden Globes 2024

    The Golden Globes, held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton, marked the first major awards show since the end of the Hollywood strikes, and A-listers showed up in droves.

    January 8, 2024

    Golden Globes 2024 recap: ‘Oppenheimer,’ ‘Succession’ dominate the night

    “Poor Things,” “The Bear,” “Beef,” Paul Giamatti, Lily Gladstone, Billie Eilish and “Barbie” also won top honors at the Golden Globe Awards.

    January 7, 2024

    Where does Lilly Singh go from here?

    After a canceled late-night talk show on NBC and lots of reflection, YouTube star Lilly Singh tries to find a more fulfilling path forward.

    December 28, 2023

    The furious tango of Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos

    In their new film “Poor Things,” Emma Stone and director Yorgos Lanthimos conjure a more primal form of female power

    December 23, 2023

    Golden Globe nominations 2024: ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ lead film

    “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer” and “Succession” earned Golden Globe nominations as part of one of Hollywood’s weirder award circuits.

    December 11, 2023

    Charles Melton talks about his quietly powerful part in ‘May December’

    “Riverdale” actor Charles Melton jumped at the chance to play a man who endured tabloid scrutiny as a boy who then married his abuser

    December 2, 2023