RS: You cover a wide range of subjects atNew 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?