Hugh Hart Online

Before I started writing regularly for the Los Angeles Times, I honed my craft at the Chicago Tribune. In between music gigs, I wrote about tattoo parlors, typefaces, bowling alleys, drinking mug collectibles, cherry festivals, laundromat fashion shows and marching bands for my weekly Hanging Out column.

Since moving west, I've covered entertainment for Los Angeles Times, The Credits and half a dozen other outlets.

For Fast Company, and New, I have reported design pieces about Frank Lloyd Wright, illustrated manuscripts from the 14th century, graffiti, graphic design, artful wheelchairs and comic books.

After the New York Times ran my surveillance sculpture piece, Wired hired me to contribute weekly postings to its website. My roughly 500 stories for Wired included a Peter Jackson interview about "Hobbit" camera technology that earned a 2009 Mirror Award citation in the feature category.

Reporting on the arts for the Los Angeles Times, I shared a byline with Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Knight on a museum story about the de-accessioning of art works.

For the San Francisco Chronicle I penned a weekly movie column Industry Buzz for six years.

For DGA Quarterly, Los Angeles Times and Wired, I've interviewed filmmakers David Fincher, Barry Jenkins, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh, Patty Jenkins, Quentin Tarantino, Todd Haynes, Karyn Kusama and Ridley Scott.

My TV coverage for The New York Times has encompassed Henry Rollins, Kathy Griffin and Bryan Cranston.

Celebrity profiles for the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Esquire include Reese Witherspoon, John C. Reilly, Renee Zellweger, Jamie Foxx, Natasha Lyonne, John Krasinski, Russell Crowe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Hart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Shia LaBeouf, Hugh Jackman, Diane Keaton, Delroy Lindo, Bill Hader, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kravitz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Denzel Washington, Rachel McAdams, Ray Romano, Steve Carrell, Bob Odenkirk, Benicio del Toro, Guy Pearce, Julianne Moore, Ben Affleck and John Cleese.

RIP: I had the honor of interviewing Frank Zappa, Robin Williams, Debbie Reynolds, Bill Withers, Dick Clark, Allen Ginsberg and Bo Diddly before they died.

On assignment from The, an Motion Picture Association-affiliated site focused on film and TV below-the-line talent, I regularly Zoom-interview production designers, stunt coordinators, cinematographers, visual effects artists, costume designers, writers and directors.

I've profiled numerous alumni for Brown University, University of Wisconsin, UCLA, USC, CalArts and Art Center College of Design publications.