Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic and Editor of Special Projects at WNYC, where she develops, produces and hosts a broad array of multi-platform content, including podcasts, live events and on-air broadcasts. Rebecca is also a critic at large for the Los Angeles Times, and a regular columnist at Shondaland and Gothamist. She is the author of several interview-based books about race and blackness in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw, and her personal essays, cultural commentary and opinion pieces have been published widely.
Rebecca Carroll appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The 1619 Project from The New York Times marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the American Slave trade. WNYC's cultural critic Rebecca Carroll says it's long overdue.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The short film "FEVAH" screens at the 20th annual Latino Film Festival. In just 12 minutes, it serves as a reflection of New York City's cultural landscape.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Rodney Evans' "Vision Portraits" profiles four visually impaired artists -- including the filmmaker, who was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease early in his career.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
An acceptance speech citing the whiteness of the podcast industry became a call to action, and five audio producers of color responded by creating the POC In Audio directory.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Twenty years after releasing her seminal album "Bitter," Meshell Ndegeocello reflects on her career — and how her music is a vehicle for people to come together.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Artist Shaun Leonardo wanted to replace the act of watching a video with the physicality of bearing witness. His performance piece "I Can't Breathe" made sure of that.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
In his new show at the Joyce Theater, tap legend Savion Glover calls upon choreographers and performers who came before him to have a conversation conducted through dance.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
A new exhibit looks at the little-known history of Bengalis who migrated to America in the early 20th century — and adopted public identities as black Americans.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The 119-year-old New York Theological Seminary now has its first black president. "It's exciting," says Dr. LaKeesha Walrond. "But you wonder why and how did it take so long."
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
In December, Zach Stafford was named the first black editor in The Advocate's 50-year history. In May, he was tapped to co-host Buzzfeed's AM To DM.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
In a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, artists younger than the Stonewall rebellion explore themes of identity, gender and race — and the 'double closet' of being gay and undocumented.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Writer Harmony Holiday says "there's a new level of honesty" in how readers are ready to challenge Whitman's work.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Author Lilliam Rivera grew up in NYCHA housing in the Bronx. In her new young adult novel, her childhood apartment becomes luxury housing, set in a dystopian future.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In her new graphic novel, Indian-American author Mira Jacobs captures conversations with her son about growing up brown in New York City.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
In her first solo museum exhibition, Russian Ghanaian artist and photographer presents three decades worth of work focusing on people and scenes reflecting global blackness.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Stefon Bristol's first feature film, "See You Yesterday," follows two black Bronx Science students intent on inventing time travel. Oh, and Spike Lee was the executive producer.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Jamaican-born Storm Saulter says New York City is "a place of creative renewal" that helped him grow as an artist.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Andrea Coleman can prepare a deposition for a racist client — and turn it into comedy in one fell swoop.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
In their new book, How We Fight White Supremacy, Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin amplify black joy and humor and complexity in the face of systemic racism.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Bronx-born birder is the face of the new series "Birds of North America."