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Shows: I watch very little TV but really liked Transparent, The
Colbert Report, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Parenthood, The Wire, BSG
(up until the very end when it suddenly sucked), Inside Amy
Schumer, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black.
Am a total nerd for TED talks.
A few books:
Non-fiction: Carol Dweck (Mindset), Malcolm Gladwell (Blink), Paul
Tough (Why Children Succeed), Franz Fanon (Wretched of the Earth),
Anne Fadiman (The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down), Erik
Larson (Devil in the White City).
Fiction: Jonathan Tropper, Kingsolver, Kafka, Alice Munro,
Eugenides, Lots of others...
Food: cheese (stinkier the better), kale, Caramel Cone ice cream,
Doubles and Bake (delicious Trinidadian food), kimchi pancakes,
avocados, Cheese Fondue, Ethiopian food. The majority of my meals
are vegetarian, but I do love (grass fed) steak and, of course,
Music: The Coup, Kool and the Gang, Johnny Cash, The Clash, Fela,
Fugazi, Fleshtones, Fugees, P Funkadelic, Ali Farka Toure, Toure
Kunda, Tanya Stephens, Stevie Wonder, Black Keys, Black Starr,
Luciano, Lykke Li, Carla Bruni, MC Solaar, Steele Pulse, Soulive,
The Specials, Alpha Blondy, Al Green, Alabama Shakes, Everything
but the Girl, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Ok Go, Zero Seven, TV on the
radio, The National, etc.
Films: going for genres here- Foreign (Blue is the Warmest Color),
Documentaries (Exit through the Gift Shop), Drama (Intouchables,
Birdman), comedy (Crazy, Sexy Love, Grand Budapest Hotel), Once in
a while, rom-coms (Silver Linings Playbook). I also liked American
Hustle and August: Osage County