Books- I do love to read fiction, but you're more likely to find me
reading a naturalist's field guide or some other form of
non-fiction (anything from science stuff to Inside Of a Dog, Farm
City, The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, etc). One of my favorite
works of fiction is the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
I'm also generally fond of Kurt Vonnegut's works, and I appreciate
Mary Roach's morbid curiosity.
Movies- I like a lot of dumb, irreverent or dark comedies and
cerebral (according to Netflix) movies... and a good zombie or
samurai movie on occasion. Favorites - Coen brothers, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Annie Hall, Moonrise Kingdom, Shaun
of the Dead, Super Troopers. Classics like Ghost Busters, Ferris
Bueller's Day Off, The Princess Bride, and Rear Window, Sanjuro,
Music- Anything from Led Zeppelin to Robyn to They Might Be Giants.
Yeasayer, St Vincent and Tune Yards have been in heavy rotation
lately. Some all time favorites include Neko Case, The Band, The
Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead and Fleet Foxes.
Food- I will try anything at least once. Seriously. Unless it's the
still-beating heart of a tortured cobra. Food adventures aside, I
like food best when it is simple and fresh.
TV- Some all time favorites include The Wire and Six Feet Under.
So, light hearted stuff... Kids in the Hall, 30 Rock and the Daily
Show make me laugh. Just getting into Game of Thrones!