I’m Logan Hill, a film-crazed, pop-addled writer who grew up in the Sandhills of North Carolina, about 12 miles from a stoplight. Now I live in Brooklyn, a half-block from the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
I earned a degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996 and spent a couple years at Yale’s Ph.D program in American Studies. Then I dropped out with a Master’s because I decided to stop writing about dead people and start talking to people who were, well, alive. I’ve been doing that ever since and, on the whole, I’ve found the living to be much more unpredictable.
I started my career at New York, where I fell hard for the city and covered arts and culture for 11 years, profiling everyone from Robert Downey Jr. and Madonna to Spike Lee and Woody Allen. I edited film and theater sections, while writing about political activists, Kanye West, Mad Men, and the late, great founder of Benihana, Rocky Aoki. With brilliant colleagues, I had a blast launching Vulture in 2007 and developing it into the pop beast it is today. I also spent a year as a Senior Editor at GQ.
Now, as a freelancer, I mix it up. Each season, I select and profile breakthrough actors for The New York Times. I write the monthly “Ask Him Anything” print column and weekly online “Ask Logan” column for Cosmopolitan. I’ve written dozens of cover stories about people like Rihanna, Claire Danes, and Ethan Hawke; reported on evolution of action-hero physiques; and told the story of a sci-fi-obsessed teen runaway for outlets including This American Life, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cosmopolitan, Details, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire.com, Fast Company, Glamour, GQ, Grantland, The Hairpin, I.D., Indiewire, InStyle, Los Angeles, Made Man, Maxim, Men’s Journal, The Nation, Nerve, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, NY Post, NY Press, The Plain Dealer, Playboy, Poets & Writers, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody, Rolling Stone, Screencrush, SXSWorld, Time Out NY, Town & Country, Variety, The Village Voice, VMan, Wired News, Wired, and WSJ.
I’m a regular guest film critic on NY1’s nationally syndicated, half-hour show “Talking Pictures on Demand.” I’ve also yammered away on A&E, ABC, BBC America, CBS, MSNBC, MTV, VH1, and other channels. I’ve been a Tony Awards voter, served on prize juries (SXSW Film Festival, Doc NYC, Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition, etc.), and moderated public conversations with artists, including TimesTalks, everywhere from the Cannes Film Festival to New York’s IFC Center and Paley Center. Want to talk? Email email@example.com or: Follow @loganhill33