Craigh Barboza

Craigh Barboza

Adjunct Faculty

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Craigh Barboza has written about entertainment, race and culture for Cineaste magazine, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, Film Comment, GQ, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, MTV, New York magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He works in Career Services at NYU Journalism and teaches a course on film journalism. His book John Singleton: Interviews, a study of the Oscar-nominated director’s work, is part of the acclaimed series Conversations with Filmmakers (University Press of Mississippi).

Over the past two decades, he has covered the Academy Awards and superhero movies, art-house directors and Hollywood icons, home video, film history, comedians and critics. He began his career as a movie columnist at Rap Sheet and was later a contributor at Vibe and Premiere, one of the first entertainment publications to cover the inner workings of the movie industry. From there, he went on to serve as a senior editor at the national Sunday newspaper magazine USA Weekend, which had a circulation of 23 million. Between 2000 and 2010, he was responsible for more than 50 cover stories, many of them profiling the biggest names in Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Todd Phillips, Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Scarlett Johansson. He also edited a DVD column, which was later expanded into a standalone website that gave readers a taste of his boundless curiosity about all aspects of moviemaking.

A graduate of NYU’s film school, ​Craigh also directed the award-winning 2017 family documentary, “It’s the Fuller Brush Man.” He​ has more than 7,000 DVD titles in his personal movie library and lives in West Harlem, where his fourth floor walk-up is a source of chronic irritation for his guests, himself, his wife and kids and their 2-year-old terrier mix, Chewbacca.

Published Works

Cineaste - Summer 2021 Issue
Finding Power In The People
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New York Magazine
The View From the Stands for a Shockingly Good Knicks Season
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The Hollywood Reporter
Nomzamo Mbatha Is Set to Make Big Studio Debut in ‘Coming 2 America’: “I’m Prepared for the Moment”
Craigh Barboza
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Los Angeles Times
1980s high-top fades and asymmetrical bobs are just part of the horror of ‘Bad Hair’
Craigh Barboza
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Los Angeles Times
The timely story of an FBI snitch and a slain 1960s Black Panther leader
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NYU
Ushering the Teaching of the Arts Into a New Era
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CNN
How Martin Scorsese helped define Italian American style
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CNN
These films explore black lives impacted by white authority
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CNN
Remember when Dennis Rodman put on a wedding dress and claimed to marry himself?
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CNN
Why the NBA All-Star Game is a runway in its own right
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LA Weekly
How Todd Phillips Played the Joker Card on Hollywood
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The Hollywood Reporter
Quiz: How Well Do You Know the 2020 Oscar Nominees?
Craigh Barboza
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Film Comment
The Strength of Street Knowledge
Craigh Barboza
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The Hollywood Reporter
Oscar Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Nominees?
Craigh Barboza
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The Hollywood Reporter
Oscar Quiz: Do You Know Your Nominees?
Craigh Barboza
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The Hollywood Reporter
Spike Lee Talks ‘Black Klansman’ Movie and Why He Regrets the Rape Scene in ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Film
Craigh Barboza
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Newsweek
Marvel v. DC Comics: The 50-Year Battle Between the Creators of Superman and Spider-Man
Craigh Barboza
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The Hollywood Reporter
Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know the 2017 Oscar Nominees?
Craigh Barboza
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The Hollywood Reporter
Oscars: ‘Silence’ Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto on His Partnership With Martin Scorsese
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
Actress Spotlight: Rachel Brosnahan of Woody Allen’s ‘Crisis in Six Scenes’
Craigh Barboza
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The Washington Post
‘Boyz n the Hood’ at 25: A look back at 1991’s black film renaissance
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
Brooklyn Grange Farmer Matt Jefferson Works the Land, 12 Stories Up
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
Writer and Director Douglas McGrath: The Great Collaborator
Craigh Barboza
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Fader
Chi-Raq’s Teyonah Parris Wants Her Art To Save Lives
Craigh Barboza
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Brick Underground
How I found my $386K HDFC apartment after a three-year search
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
Close-up with Pioneering Rock Music Photographer Bob Gruen
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
Julie Taymor Takes You into Her Dream World
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
The Art of Talking Back to the Screen with Movie Critic Wesley Morris
Craigh Barboza
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GQ
“Ain’t Nothing Shine Brighter Than That Bad Boy” The Inside Story of Hip-Hop’s Most Notorious Label
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
Go Behind the NYFF Scenes with Kent Jones, Its Passionate Chief
Craigh Barboza
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Ebony
Spike Lee Scores Kickstarter Goal
Craigh Barboza
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NewYork.com
Claire Distenfeld: From Art Degree to Upscale Boutique Owner
Craigh Barboza
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Ebony
Stacy Spikes’s MoviePass Tries to Remake Hollywood
Craigh Barboza
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GQ
A Pickup Basketball Primer from Doin’ It in the Park’s Bobbito Garcia
Craigh Barboza
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The Costco Connection
Drive to excel
Craigh Barboza
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Uptown Magazine
Film Noir: Kerry Washington
Craigh Barboza
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Indiewire
Q&A: ‘Django Unchained’
Craigh Barboza
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Ebony
Dr. J: Still Ballin’
Craigh Barboza
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Uptown Magazine
Being John Singleton
Craigh Barboza
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USA Weekend
Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘I keep things light in my life.’
Craigh Barboza
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USA Weekend
Dynamite Mike
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USA Weekend
2009 Summer Movie Q&A with Seth Rogen and Megan Fox
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USA Weekend
“Imagination is infinite”
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USA Weekend
Friend Or foe?
Craigh Barboza
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USA Weekend
Ace of clubs
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Brooklyn Bridge
A Piece of Chris Rock
Craigh Barboza
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The New York Times
A Growing Number of Black Stars Are Shining in Hollywood
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