Books: fiction (Ken Follett, Mark Twain, Mitch Albom, J.K.
Rowling), dystopian literature (Orwell, Swift, Atwood), history
(Zinn, WW I and II, women's history, civil rights era), philosophy
(Russell, Foucault, hooks), radical political texts (Angela Davis,
Cornel West, Michelle Alexander), monster novels (Stoker, Wilde,
Shelley), spiritual texts, and romance.
Movies: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Life and Times of Harvey Milk,
Chasing Mavericks, Frank Capra films (especially Mr. Smith Goes to
Washington and You Can't Take it With You), Woody Allen movies,
comedies, rom coms, musicals, baseball movies.
TV Shows: Daria, Soap, SNL, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Arrested
Development, Gilmore Girls, Downton Abbey, Family Guy, The Daily
Show, Colbert Report, House of Cards
Music: Weezer, Sam Roberts, Robin Trower, Joni Mitchell, The
Beatles, Janis Joplin, Todd Rundgren, Regina Spektor, Eric Clapton,
Lily Allen, Albert King, Ramon & Jessica, Fleetwood Mac,
several Broadway soundtracks, Black Moth Super Rainbow, lots of
Food: Vietnamese (pho, bun, bahn mi), Italian (everything), Mexican
(enchiladas, burritos, tacos, tortilla soup), Indian (curry and
naan), sushi, burgers