"The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy" by E.D. Hirsch, poetry by
W.B. Yeats, Will and Ariel Durant ("The Story of Civilization"),
Robert Anton Wilson, Mark Joyner, and many others. I read widely
but almost exclusively non-fiction, including psychology, history,
sharp cultural criticism such as Camille Paglia, guerilla
marketing, and books which seek to bridge science and spirituality
such as the works of Dr. Gary Schwartz and Rupert Sheldrake. Also,
adult comic books and graphic novels such as by Alan Moore, Bernard
Krigstein, Robert Crumb and Jaime Hernandez
Marx Brothers comedies
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
Star Wars series
"National Lampoon's Animal House"
"Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip"
"Da Ali G Show"
"Art School Confidential"
"Late Night With David Letterman"
Ken Burns documentaries
(and not much else)
Van Morrison, Prince, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach,
Carole King, Blondie, 92.9 the Mountain (r.i.p.), Miles Davis,
"French Tickler" by Sonic Youth, the Replacements, Rolling Stones
and much more.
Prefer Italian and Mexican
(NOT a dietary extremist)