My favorite author is Haruki Murakami, but lately I've been reading
some John Le Carre novels.
Some favorite non-Murakami books from the last few years or so are
The Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine, Invisible Cities and Why
I love finding new music, but there will always be a special place
in my heart for hometown-heroes WILCO. Some other perennial
favorites are the Decemberists, Andrew Bird, the New Pornographers,
Neko Case and The Hold Steady. Lately I've been listening to a lot
of Wye Oak, Tune-Yards, The Blow, Surfer Blood, Kishi Bashi and
Moon Hooch. I also listen to Jazz, especially Dave Brubeck, Miles
Davis and Charles Mingus.
I don't watch much TV, but I've really enjoyed Mad Men, Game of
Thrones, The Sopranos, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica (both
versions!) and (most importantly in my life) the West Wing. I
recently finished Star Trek:TNG and would love to talk about it. My
secret confession: I liked Dr. Pulaski better.
As far as movies go, anything written by Charlie Kauffman goes to
the top of the list. But I also liked I Am Love, Ratatouille, Tokyo
Story, Melancholia and anything from Werner Herzog, Errol Morris or
Tarantino. I also liked Stories We Tell, but it made me sadder than
any movie has ever or will ever make me sad.
Food is a big part of my life, and French food is my first love.
But I also have a special affinity for Thai, Italian and English
I like new world spirits, old world wine and American Beer,
especially barrel-strength Bourbon, Rye, Dark rum, French Wine, and
Belgian-style beers from American brewers. I have an
on-again-off-again relationship with tiki drinks.