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Writers: J.D. Salinger, Faulkner, Woolf, John Barth, Haruki
Murakami, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, Nabokov, Kundera,
Frank O'Hara, Yukio Mishima, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Camus. I also love
to read history-- e.g. Japanese-American history by John Dower;
American Revolutionary history by Joseph Ellis and David
McCullough-- and science writing by folks like Oliver Sacks, Atul
Gawande, and Jonah Lehrer.
Music: Conor Oberst. folk singers Paul Curreri, Dave Van Ronk, and
Devon Sproule. jazz musicians Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk,
Coltrane, Mingus, Ellington, and The Bad Plus. The Flaming Lips,
Why?, The Magnetic Fields, Bright Eyes, Smog, Modest Mouse, Elliot
Smith, and Weezer. also some top-40 music, like Lady Gaga, Lil
Wayne, and The Roots, and old country music, like Hank
Movies: dramas, smart comedies, and psychological thrillers. love
auteur filmmakers like Woodie Allen, Francois Truffaut, Wang Kar
Wai and Pedro Almodovar, also lighter comedies like Judd Apatow's.
classic thrillers like Silence Of The Lambs, and old film noir.
1950s movies-- e.g. All About Eve; Sunset Boulevard; The
Apartment-- and I have a soft spot for courtroom dramas--
everything from Otto Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" with Jimmy
Stuart to "A Few Good Men" with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholas.
Documentaries, too, especially true crime & science &
Tv: Girls, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The Wire, Arrested
Development, and Six Feet Under; or sometimes documentaries. Oh,
and I also love Community & 30 Rock, & Freaks & Geeks
is probably my favorite non-cable series ever. I like How I Met
Your Mother, too, because I like Jason Segel, and anybody else from
that original F&G cast.