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 Harlem, just steps from the 1 train.
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 because I decided to stop writing about dead people and start talking to people who are, well, alive.
I started my career at New York, where I fell hard for the city and covered arts and culture for eleven years, from Robert Downey Jr. and Madonna to Spike Lee and Woody Allen. I edited film and theater sections, while reporting features about political activists, Kanye West, and the late, great founder of Benihana, Rocky Aoki. With brilliant colleagues, I had a blast launching Vulture in 2007, while editing features, blogging, reviewing films, and obsessively covering Mad Men. (I also recapped the show for The New York Times). Then I spent a year as a Senior Editor at GQ.
Now, as a freelance writer, I mix it up. At The New York Times, I regularly contribute features and profile breakthrough actors. In addition to moderating TimesTalks, I am the host of the new TimesTalks series ScreenTimes. At Cosmopolitan, I write the magazine’s monthly column “Ask Him Anything” and the site’s weekly column “Ask Logan.” I’ve written dozens of cover stories about people like Rihanna, Claire Danes, and Ethan Hawke; reported on the evolution of action-hero physiques and visual effects; and told the story of a sci-fi-obsessed teen runaway.
I’ve contributed to This American Life, Backchannel, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cosmopolitan, Details, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Fast Company, Glamour, GQ, Grantland, The Hairpin, I.D., Indiewire, InStyle, Los Angeles, 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, Rolling Stone, Slate, Time Out NY, Variety, The Village Voice, VMan, Wired News, Wired, WSJ, Yahoo, and the anthology Technicolor: Race, Technology & Everyday Life.
On TV, I was a regular film critic on NY1’s movie reviews show “Talking Pictures” for about a decade. I’ve also appeared on A&E, ABC, BBC America, CBS, Fusion, MSNBC, MTV, NPR, and VH1. I sit on the advisory board of Syracuse University’s Goldring Arts Journalism program. I’ve served on film festival juries (SXSW, Sarasota, Doc NYC, Woodstock) and moderated public conversations everywhere from Cannes to Sundance.
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