Ginia Bellafonte has been a social and cultural critic at the New York Times for over a decade. Her current weekly opinion column, called the â€œBig City,â€ began in 2011, weeks before Occupy Wall Street and has been instrumental in focusing New Yorkers' attention on economic inequality. Her column covers housing, politics, education, philanthropy and the way that New Yorkers live and interact. Prior to writing â€œBig City,â€ Bellafante was the paper's television critic writing about the medium from a sociological perspective. She has been a senior writer at Time Magazine, where she covered culture and women's issues and she has contributed to The Nation as well as the Times Magazine and Book Review.