Abraham Riesman will be reading at  The Very Sensual to Name Reading Series on Saturday . 

Abraham Riesman will be reading at The Very Sensual to Name Reading Series on Saturday

RS: You cover a wide range of subjects at New York Magazine. Recently you've written about everything from Cat Fancy to Marvel. How do you decide which topics you'll tackle in any given week?

AR: Oh lord. It's probably 30% stuff people assign to me based on what they know about me and my interests and 70% stuff that's just on my mind. My role at the organization is delightfully ill-defined, which means I have a blessing/curse situation: most of the stuff I do has to be a self-created curriculum. Lots of fun, but occasionally amorphous to the point of existential agony.

How was Jupiter Ascending?

I didn't see it. I knew it would break my heart. I have a version of it playing in my mind. I'd prefer to stick with that rather than be disappointed by the reality.

What can people expect from your reading on Saturday?

Superheroes. I'm staying on-brand.