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Craigh Barboza, who pens the Cool Job Q&A column, has been a journalist for nearly two decades. He has written about lifestyle, race and culture but also covered entertainment for major publications such as Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Uptown and GQ. Barboza studied film at New York University in the 1990s and now works at the school's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute as a career specialist. In 2000, Barboza became a senior editor at USA Weekend Magazine, where for over a decade he produced more than 50 cover stories on cultural luminaries like Steven Spielberg, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Jay Z and LeBron James. He also edited the 2009 book John Singleton: Interviews, which is part of the University of Mississippi's acclaimed series Conversations with Filmmakers, and ran My DVD Insider, a movie website that featured expert commentary and behind-the-scenes exclusives.
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By Craigh Barboza | 2015-09-18 4:20PM
When Bob Gruen started taking pictures of rock musicians five decades ago, there was no rock media, or even a nationally distributed journal dedicated to the music. Read More
By Craigh Barboza | 2015-02-25 2:28PM
A few years ago, Will Nathan quit his job as an investment banker, sold everything he owned and moved from San Francisco to New York. Read More
By Craigh Barboza | 2015-02-09 2:37PM
New York City, the mecca of basketball, and birthplace of surgeons (Julius Erving), skyhooks (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and aerial acts (Michael Jordan), will play host to the NBA All-Star Game for the fifth time on Sunday. Read More
By Craigh Barboza | 2014-11-07 3:49PM
One of the most frequent questions people ask Wesley Morris is how can he do his job and still enjoy going to the movies. Read More
By Craigh Barboza | 2014-09-19 2:19PM
It’s been more than a decade since James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales set the television comedy world abuzz with Live from New York, Read More
By Craigh Barboza | 2013-11-04 12:18PM
Long before he even thought of leaping onto the stage, Nate Dern was “working the house.” As a kid, he’d often throw on a sombrero andone of his mom’s dresses, pencil in a little mustache, and traipse around the living room asMrs. Ham & Cheese Read More
By Craigh Barboza | 2013-09-27 1:57PM
A few weeks ago, Kent Jones sat on a bench in Lincoln Center Plaza, a pair of black Ray-Bans masking his expressive eyes, and talked about his favorite subject: movies. Jones heads the venerable New York Film Read More
By Craigh Barboza | 2013-08-12 4:23PM
Claire Distenfeld has been fascinated with design since, well, pretty much forever. The native New Yorker cut her teeth in the art world, first interning at a gallery and then at the New Museum. Read More
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