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"
Morrison, Alan Moore, Osamu Tezuka, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Neil
Gaiman, Yoshihiro Tastumi, Katsuhiro Otomo, Johnny Ryan, Geoff
Johns, Greg Rucka, Scott Snyder, "Understanding Comics", "Box
Office Poison", "Asterios Polyp", anything featuring Animal Man or
Movies: Rushmore, Punch-Drunk Love, Ikiru, F for Fake, The Squid
and the Whale, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Annie Hall,
Manhattan, Akira, There Will Be Blood, Taxi Driver, Adaptation,
Death to the Tinman, In the Mood for Love, Talk to Her, Magnolia,
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 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, Will Oldham, Forest Swords, Shearwater,
Tim Hecker, Utada Hikaru, Pallbearer, Descendents, Janelle Monáe,
Barn Owl, Liturgy, Alcest, How to Dress Well, Wolves in the Throne
TV: Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones (Hurr). Death Note, Girls,
That Mitchell and Webb Look, Judge Judy
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).