Rebecca Carroll

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:

Emotions Run High in LGBTQ Community Following Alleged Attack on Actor Jussie Smollett

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Following the alleged racist and homophobic attack on singer and Empire actor Jussie Smollett, both celebrities and non-celebrities make a plea to be seen. 

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All the TV that's Fit to Watch

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Emmy Round Up” with Margaret Lyons, Matt Zoller Seitz, & Rebecca Carroll. Then, Cara Cusumano on this year's Tribeca TV festival.


Rebel With Rebecca Carroll

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Join host Rebecca Carroll and guests Tanzina Vega, Joan Walsh, and Blair Imani for a critical analysis and debate around the question: Is there a statute of limitations on racism?

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In Conversation: (De)constructing Images of Color

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Join curator Legacy Russell, WNYC's Rebecca Carrol, and others for an exploration of the connections among race, color theory, and decolonized oral histories.


Rebel: Would You Hire a Racist?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Join host Rebecca Carroll and guests Kara Brown, Mona Eltahawy, and Ziwe Fumudoh for a conversation about accountability in media and Trump’s America. 


Here For It: Salt-N-Pepa Go to Vegas, Diddy Drops $$ for Art, and Ali Wong Is on Fire

Monday, May 21, 2018

Legendary rap trio Salt-N-Pepa are the first hip-hop artists to headline Las Vegas. Who knew Sean "Diddy" Combs had such good taste in art? Ali Wong's new Netflix special is hilarious.


Here For It: Childish Gambino's "This is America"

Monday, May 07, 2018

"Atlanta" creator and actor Donald Glover's musical alter-ego, Childish Gambino, debuted a new video on this weekend's SNL. 

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Ijeoma Oluo and Rebecca Carroll on Race and Representation in Journalism

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Ijeoma Oluo and Rebecca Carroll discuss the ethics of race and representation in journalism.

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PEN World Voices: Laurie Anderson and Chelsea Manning

Monday, April 16, 2018

Watch live as the two discuss the twin engines of resistance — art and activism — and a future that appears to be both liberated and threatened by technological innovation.


Here For It: Tracy Morgan Returns, National Poetry Month and Bow Down to Ms. Cardi B

Monday, April 09, 2018

Morgan is just plain winning in The Last OG. It's National Poetry Month and Danez Smith is so good. And also, Cardi B. That is all.  


Here For It: Naomi Wadler Shines, the 'Vanity Fair' Cover We Need and Snoop Takes Us to Church

Monday, March 26, 2018

The children are our future, but so is Lena Waithe. Also, you don't have to be religious to appreciate why Snoop Dogg has the perfect voice for gospel music.  

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Reading The Reckoning: An American Marriage

Monday, March 12, 2018

"An American Marriage," a novel by Tayari Jones, tells the story of a young African American couple, and what happens to after the husband is wrongly accused and convicted of a crime.


Reading The Reckoning: Tayari Jones

Monday, March 05, 2018

"An American Marriage," a novel by Tayari Jones, tells the story of a young African American couple, and what happens to after the husband is wrongly accused and convicted of a crime.

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Hashtags and High Fashion: What To Expect From The 90th Oscars

Friday, March 02, 2018

How #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #OscarsSoWhite factor into the contentious film competition. 


Reading the Reckoning: Tiya Miles

Monday, February 26, 2018

The book, "The Dawn of Detroit," tells an alternate origin story for the city of the straits. 


The 'Loving Generation' Today

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A new docu-series looks at the generation of kids born to one black and one white parent after Loving Vs. Virginia, the Supreme Court case made interracial marriage legal in the '60s.

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Reading The Reckoning: Morgan Jerkins

Monday, February 12, 2018

Morgan Jerkins discusses her book of essays, "This Will Be My Undoing," which takes on a central question: What does it mean to “be” — to live as, to exist as — a black woman today?

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Reading The Reckoning: Ijeoma Oluo

Monday, February 05, 2018

Kicking off a month-long series from The Takeaway, writer Ijeoma Oluo discusses her new book, "So You Want To Talk About Race." 

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