I’m Evan, a writer and reporter based in Los Angeles. As The Hollywood Reporter’s Culture Writer, I cover arts and entertainment news, trends, and events for the print magazine and website. I also profile the people and businesses adding unique color and texture to the city.
Previously, I was a reporting fellow at The New York Times, where I wrote enterprise stories about the 2020 presidential election on the Politics desk, and fashion + art + trend pieces for Styles. Before that, I covered architecture and design for Fast Company’s Co.Design vertical.
I’ve written about the scientific creation of a new shade of blue, how direct-to-consumer catalogs of the 90*s forecasted a future of e-commerce shopping, UPN’s golden decade of Black television, Rihanna’s favorite (!) restaurant, and the political architecture in South Korean thriller ‘Parasite.’
My writing has appeared in Architectural Digest, Atlas Obscura, Gothamist, The Slowdown, and T Magazine, among other publications. I’ve also had the pleasure of appearing as a guest on podcasts, panels, and public radio, and being invited to lecture about reporting on cultural histories for modern audiences. Previous freelance work includes editing creative nonfiction essays for Guernica literary magazine, writing an illustrated children’s book for Benchmark Education about The Great Migration, and copywriting + editing for brands and newsletters.