Melena Ryzik

Melena Ryzik has spent a decade as a roving cultural reporter for The New York Times, covering film, art, music, theater, television and dance, in all their forms.

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Melena Ryzik

As the awards season columnist known as the Carpetbagger, she attended the Oscars five times and sent dispatches from film festivals around the world. She has profiled everyone from Amy Schumer to Ghostface Killah to Pussy Riot. Recent projects have included an oral history of the activist group the Guerrilla Girls; a series on socially conscious, genre-defying artists; and a broadly shared report on diversity and representation in Hollywood.