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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: favorites in recent years have been folk singers Paul
Curreri, Dave Van Ronk, and Devon Sproule; jazz musicians Charlie
Parker, Thelonius Monk, Coltrane, Mingus, Ellington, and The Bad
Plus; and indie rockers 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 Williams.
Movies: I like dramas, smart comedies, and psychological thrillers.
love auteur filmmakers like Woodie Allen, Francois Truffaut, Wang
Kar Wai and Pedro Almodovar, but I also get a kick out of lighter
comedies like Judd Apatow's. I love classic thrillers like Silence
Of The Lambs, and old film noir like the ones I used to see in
revival-house cinemas in the Latin Quarter. 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
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.