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Books: Nathanael West, Camus, David Mitchell, "The Amazing
Adventures of Kavalier & Clay", "Dubliners", "Dune", "Zuckerman
Unbound", "Cat's Cradle", "After the Quake", "The Invisible Man",
"A Streetcar Named Desire", "Neuromancer", "War is a Force that
Gives Us Meaning"
Comics: Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Osamu Tezuka, Adrian Tomine,
Chris Ware, Neil Gaiman, Yoshihiro Tastumi, Katsuhiro Otomo, Johnny
Ryan, "Understanding Comics", "Box Office Poison", "Asterios
Polyp", anything featuring Animal Man or Swamp Thing
I love video games. You don't have to. If you do, great and I'd
love to talk about them, but it's really low-priority on my list of
Movies: Rushmore, Punch-Drunk Love, Ikiru, F for Fake, The Squid
and the Whale, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Annie Hall,
Akira, There Will Be Blood, Taxi Driver, Adaptation, Death to the
Tinman, Talk to Her, Magnolia, The Social Network, M, Ugetsu,
Grizzly Man, A Serious Man, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, Phenomena
(the Argento one), House (1977), Mulholland Drive
Music: Neutral Milk Hotel, Talk Talk, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You!
Black Emperor, Burial, Om, Black Sabbath, Will Oldham, Michael
Jackson, Forest Swords, Shearwater, Tim Hecker, Utada Hikaru,
Pallbearer, Descendents, Janelle Monáe, Barn Owl, Liturgy, Alcest,
How to Dress Well, Wolves in the Throne Room
TV: Wonder Showzen, Broad City, 30 Rock, Judge Judy, Death Note,
Girls, That Mitchell and Webb Look
Food: Pseudo-halal, i.e.: no pork or booze (I like talking about my
not drinking with people I've just met about as much as I like
talking about my beard: not much).