Abraham Riesman

New York magazine

Guest

 

Editor at New York magazine, where he writes about various things and create online videos of various kinds for the magazine and its various blogs. He also occasionally take photos for them.

In the past, he has done writing, video, and audio for a bunch of other media outlets: The Wall Street JournalThe Boston GlobeThe New RepublicVice, WNYC, NY1, The New York Sun, and WBAI, to name a few.

Abraham graduated from Harvard in 2008 and lived in New York City since then. But he was born and raised in Oak Park, IL and lived in Seoul for a while (he was working on myundergraduate thesis, which was about nationalism at a South Korean high school).

Abraham Riesman on KCRW

Black Panther was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream American comics in 1966. Fifty years later, Black Panther is having a good year.

Reintroducing Black Panther

Black Panther was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream American comics in 1966. Fifty years later, Black Panther is having a good year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The world of fanfiction climbed to new heights this year with the film release of   Fifty Shades of Grey  , which has pulled nearly $162 million at the domestic box office.

The Wide World of Fanfiction

The world of fanfiction climbed to new heights this year with the film release of Fifty Shades of Grey , which has pulled nearly $162 million at the domestic box office.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One of the movies we talked about in today’s film segment is Focus, starring Margot Robbie. Well, her star is on the rise.

The Legend of Harley Quinn

One of the movies we talked about in today’s film segment is Focus, starring Margot Robbie. Well, her star is on the rise.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

We’ve heard a lot about the impact the pandemic has had on restaurants — and the challenges of adjusting to the new curfews and health orders.

from KCRW Features

David Talbert on bringing a new holiday classic to all audiences.

from The Treatment

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 24, 2020.

Good Food explores the two edible art forms that best feature leftovers — the sandwich and taco.

from Good Food

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 24, 2020.

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

from Hollywood Breakdown