Art began his career as a journalist at The Real Paper, a Boston-based alternative weekly, covering a beat that ran from prostitution to the existence of God. At Boston magazine, where he was an investigative reporter and editor, he wrote about everything from Jamaican gangs to ancient Egyptian archaeology. He also worked for several years at IDG, as Web editorial director for CXO media, winning national awards for website design and content. In 2006, Art returned to BU, where many years earlier he had earned a master’s in journalism from the College of Communication. He is executive editor of BU Today and Bostonia magazine.