Monday, December 2, 2019

A short checklist of black cultural critics

I was recently writing about black cultural critics. Below is a checklist of a few of the folks I've followed over the years. (I'll add more soon).

General (including film, television, profiles, special topics, etc).
Michelle Alexander -- The New York Times
Joel Anderson -- Slate
Charles Blow -- The New York Times
Jamelle Bouie -- The New York Times
Rembert Browne -- freelance
• Rebecca Carroll -- freelance
• Jelani Cobb -- The New Yorker
• Vinson Cunningham -- The New Yorker
Gene Demby -- NPR
• Michael Harriot -- The Root
• Jemele Hill -- The Atlantic
Wesley Morris -- The New York Times
• Kelefa Sanneh -- The New Yorker
Jenna Wortham -- The Ne York Times

Film and television
• Angelica Jade Bastién -- Vulture
Aisha Harris -- The New York Times
• Jennifer Hill -- Shadow and Act
• Soraya Nadia McDonald -- The Undefeated
• Evan Narcisse -- Gizmodo
Brooke Obie -- Shadow and Act
• Charles Pulliam -- Gizmodo

Podcasts
Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings -- The Nod
Bomani Jones -- The Right Time with Bomani Jones
Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham -- Still Processing
Jemele Hill -- Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Theater
Hilton Als -- The New Yorker

Art
Doreen St. Félix -- The New Yorker
• Zadie Smith -- various, including The New Yorker

Music
• Greg Tate, various

Politics
• Melanye Price

Sports
Jesse Washington -- The Undefeated
Marc J. Spears -- The Undefeated

Comics
David Betancourt -- Washington Post
Omor Holmon -- Black Nerd Problems
Evan Narcisse -- Gizmodo

Literature
Darryl Pinckney - New York Review of Books
Kevin Young

Related:
• Black cultural critics and minefields after reviews of Queen & Slim

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