I'm a fully committed consumer of popular culture, so these lists
are lengthy and ever-changing.
Books: I read pretty voraciously. Currently: The
Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., The Paris Wife, Hyperbole and a Half,
and 2011's Best American Short Stories. I'm also trying to keep up
with my Tin House subscription and failing miserably.
Movies: The Wizard of Oz or The Princess
I also appreciate: all things by Hitchcock, a lot of things by
Woody Allen, almost all the things by Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle,
Ben Affleck, John Hughes, Mel Brooks, the Coen Brothers, Paul
Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog,
Pedro Almodóvar, Sofia Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, and
Shows: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, New Girl, Arrested
Development, Friday Night Lights, Six Feet Under, The Walking Dead,
Downton Abbey, Parks and Rec, Game of Thrones, The League, It's
Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Music: Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley,
Sleater-Kinney, Tilly and the Wall, the Smiths, Elliot Smith,
Mirah, the Kinks, the Magnetic Fields, the Pixies, Band of Horses,
M. Ward, the New Pornographers, Animal Collective, Horse Feathers,
Le Tigre, Gillian Welch, the Gossip, Architecture in Helsinki, the
Beastie Boys, Talking Heads, Black Prairie, Marina and the
Diamonds, Dolly Parton, Fiona Apple, The xx, Belle & Sebastian,
Mates of State, The National, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's,
Johnny Cash, First Aid Kit, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside,
Bruce Springsteen, Waxahatchee, alt-J, Patsy Cline, Bonnie
Montgomery, Icona Pop, Sam Cooke, Casey Neill and the Norway Rats,
Beyonce. Motown. Any and all Motown. Um, and lots more.
During a recent bout of insomnia, I decided "Royals" will be my new
karaoke song. Let's go practice.
Food: I like it all.