Books: Everything ever published by Haruki Murakami, The Hours by
Michael Cunningham, The World According to Garp and Widow for One
Year by John Irving, The Road, by Cormack McCarthy, Farewell to
Arms by Ernest Hemingway.
Music: The Smiths, New Order, The Cure, The Clash, The Wild Swans,
U2 (pre-'92), REM (pre-'96), Jane's Addiction, Gang Starr, Tribe
Called Quest, Public Enemy, Deerhunter, My Morning Jacket, Grizzly
Bear, Fleet Foxes, new wave, shoe-gaze, dark wave, chill wave and
Movies: Donnie Darko, Heathers, Magnolia, Goodfellas; anything by
Woody Allen, Monty Python, John Hughes, David Lynch, Scorcese,
Coppoloa and Tarantino.
TV: Louie, Colbert Report, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Portlandia,
Justified, Homeland, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, All in the Family, Twin
Peaks, Vice, Comedy Central's Roasts, Chappelle's Show, Da Ali G
Show, Inside Amy Schumer, The Bridge and True Detective.
Food: Marzipan, Paseo's Cuban sandwich (Seattle), bacon-wrapped
blue cheese stuffed dates, steak, wasabi peas, salty carmel
ice-cream, stuffed pizza (only in Chicago), layer cake and candy.