carolyn bernucca

¡Hola! I am a freelance writer and editor for hire based in New York City.

My writing includes musician profiles, reported features, pop culture criticism, personal essays and branded content. This work has appeared in outlets such as Complex, Pigeons & Planes, The Fader, Vinyl Me, Please, The Creative Independent and Runstreet. In 2019, my micro-chap, FINA, was selected as part of Ghost City Press' annual summer series.

Full resume available upon request.

CULTURAL CRITICISM

Complex: The Best TV Shows of 2019
Complex: The Creatives That Defined the 2010s
Complex: 'Thank U, Next' is the Ariana Grande Album We've Always Wanted
Complex: What ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Needs to Do to Not Suck
Complex: It's Not the Parkland Teens' Job To Fix Our Country

REPORTED FEATURES

Complex: Beychella, 1 Year Later: The Making of a Pop Culture Landmark
Complex: What 21 Savage's ICE Detainment Says About Immigration in America

PROFILES

Vinyl Me, Please: Purity Ring Prepared For Quarantine By Making ‘WOMB’
Pigeons & Planes: Meet Faye Webster, the Alternative Atlanta Musician Who Specializes in Simplicity

INTERVIEWS

The Creative Independent: On becoming an artist and calling yourself one: A Conversation with Leanne Woodley
The Creative Independent: On feeding and releasing the ego: A Conversation with Rachel Nguyen
Complex: Champagne and Therapy: Ariana Grande’s Producer Tommy Brown on the Making of ‘Thank U, Next’
The Fader: Rickey Thompson is Dancing, Ranting, and Thriving After Vine

BRANDED CONTENT

Complex x UnderArmour: Speedy Morman is the Culture of Queens
Complex x Puma: Gashi Isn't Afraid to Cry
Complex x New Amsterdam Vodka: Saweetie Went Viral, But She's More Than an Overnight Sensation

POEMS

Ghost City Press: FINA

PERSONAL ESSAYS

Runstreet: Body Image, Self-Empowerment & Running without Headphones


Complex archive
Elite Daily archive
Tinyletter

PHOTOGRAPHY

I have photographed single art and headshots for up and coming musicians, and shot my own photos for my profile of Faye Webster.

VIDEO

I served as an editorial producer on this video for Complex News. I came up with the concept, conducted research, drafted questions, and offered post-production edits and feedback.

COMEDY

I conceptualized and curated Boyhood, a sold-out comedy showcase at Playground Coffee Shop in Bedford-Stuyvesant. My co-host and I organized a lineup of diverse comics, including UCB students, digital media professionals, tattoo artists and academics. The event was also live-streamed on Playground Radio.

ACTING

I starred in a short film, Me and My Mesh Top, written and directed by Rona Akbari. Coming soon!