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 and grabbed a Master’s in American Studies while in a PhD program at Yale. But 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 Vulturein 2007, while reviewing films and obsessively covering Mad Men. (I also recapped the show forThe New York Times.) Then I did 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, moderate TimesTalks, and host the new TimesTalks monthly screening series ScreenTimes. AtCosmopolitan, I write the magazine’s monthly advice column “Ask Him Anything.”
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.
I’ve also co-founded the editorial consulting firm Dancing Chicken Studios with nymag.com editorial director Ben Williams. Our first project, Breaker, will debut soon. On TV, I was a regular film critic on NY1’s show “Talking Pictures” for about a decade and I’ve appeared on networks including A&E, ABC, BBC America, CBS, 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 and moderated keynotes everywhere from SXSW to Cannes.
In 2017, I was a Sundance Institute Nonfiction Critics Fellow and I worked as a script editor on Elan and Jonathan Bogarín’s joyous film 306 Hollywood.