I voraciously devour culture, pop and otherwise. This will be a
long list, as current as I last checked this section.
I like film, I love film, I want to make films. My influences
include Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, David Lynch, Whit
Stillman, Spike Jonze, Neil Labute, Stephen Spielberg, Orson
Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, James
Cameron, Martin Scorcese, Coen Brothers, Hughes Brothers, the
Wachowskis, David Cronenberg, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino,
PT Anderson, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, and on and on. I like
good movies, bad movies, and weird movies. Popular movies, foreign
movies, and old movies. I break them down, I rip them apart, and
when something blows me away I despair that I'm never going to be
Music: I'm still super into 90's alt rock (everyone loves what they
listened to in high school / college, right?). Overall it'd be
easier to list what I Don't like. I enjoy rap, rock, electronic,
pop, indie...pretty much anything but country or world music.
TV is just as broad. I'm in a position to watch TV during some of
my workday, so aside from candid reality shows I'm probably
watching it. I watch all the "good" stuff but also enjoy Top Chef,
Project Runway and The Amazing Race.
True Detective was fucking amazing. I'm currently super impressed
with Hannibal, Bates Motel, The Americans and Archer.
In all that other spare time I read - here's a few authors from my
Kindle library: Joe Abercrombie, Daniel Abraham, Raymond Chandler,
Arthur C Clarke, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Justin Cronin,
Jeffrey Deaver, David Eggers, Alex Garland, Lev Grossman, Peter F
Hamilton, Robin Hobb, Charlie Huston, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath,
Elmore Leonard, George R.R. Martin, Jack McDevitt, China Mieville,
Naomi Novik, T.A. Pratt, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, David
Sedaris, Charlie Stross, David Foster Wallace, Margaret Weis (and
Hickman), Tom Wolfe.