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And the Trailers Keep Coming!

Hot Fuzz Celluloid Gold Haha, wait—the British have cop movies? Don’t they, like, not have any crime there? It’s like

Top Five Thomas Friedman-isms

I heart Thomas L. Friedman. I mean, the guy’s completely full of crap 87% of the time, but his writing

Colbert Sheds Persona at IOP ‘Thunderdome’

Television personality Stephen Colbert concluded an appearance at the Kennedy School of Government on Friday evening by telling a sold-out

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Funnyman Colbert Steps Out of Role for Harvard Audience

On Friday night, television personality Stephen Colbert concluded an appearance at the Kennedy School of Government by telling a sold-out

Movie Trailer Roundup, Round 4

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny FUTURE UNCERTAIN You can break this one down mathematically. 75 percent of it

CD OF THE WEEK: Pavement

Pavement “Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition” (Matador) 3 stars In the music nerd encyclopedia, “Wowee Zowee” has two listings. The

Screwing Up My Shot With Beck

“My mind’s telling me ‘no,’” Beck said to me, softly, from across the couch. “But my body,” I replied, “My

Movie Trailer Roundup, Round II

Borat CELLULOID GOLD Makes me want to get up and cheer. Patton Oswalt—the funniest stand-up comedian in America—saw a preview

The Best Part of the Movie

Al Franken: God Spoke TRAILER TRASH Oh, Jesus H. Christ on a crutch. Disgusting. “No reason for the movie to

Tome Raider— The Plan: Big Ideas for America

We usually reserve this section for classics or recently-released gems that might have gone unnoticed, but this book fits neither

Blood, Sweat, and Hipsters in Chi-Town

The only way to survive these sorts of things is by picking your battles, so thank God most indie rock

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy The Letting Go (Drag City) 4.5 of 5 Stars By ABE J. RIESMAN CRIMSON STAFF WRITER Will


Whether you know his “Candide” by heart, love his lyrics to “West Side Story,” or just know his name from

Winging the Invasion of Iraq?

Buy “Fiasco” and read it now. I know the title makes it sound utterly polemical and biased, but it’s not.

Alum Snags 1st in Reality Show Race

Most people would find it difficult to hide a life-changing secret from their mothers, but B.J. Averell ’02 is no