I enjoy books about Latin American studies (Arturo Arias, Ilan
Stavas, etc.). Art and Fear was a great book I haven't finished.
Spanglish. Junot Diaz, who I think is probably one of my recent
faves. The Handmaids Tale. Just read Translation Nation, and I
decided reading all Hector Tobas is on my to-do list.
I like all kinds of movies. Will Ferrell movies are a plus. Sin
Nombre. Argo. I like most Sofia Coppola movies. Chico y Rita. Let
The Right One In. Wes Anderson in general. I really enjoy watching
old Italian movies too.
I like the occasional Bravo show. Arrested Development. Parks and
Rec. Breaking Bad. Modern Family. Game of Thrones. Girls. Walking
Dead. Mindy Project. The Wire, I'm embarrassed at how late I am to
this one. I can't think of more, but there are more.
I like so much music it's crazy. Jose Gonzales to Dr. Dre. M83 to
Amy Winehouse. Kanye West. The Mars Volta. Charles Bradley. Beirut.
The Black Keys. Astrud Gilberto. Portishead. Creedence (forever and
always). Kendrick Lamar. James Blake. Devendra Banhart. Los
Fabulosos Cadillacs. Soda Stereo. You get it.
My favorite foods, I like almost everything. I say almost because I
hate seafood. You haven't had real pizza until you've had it in
Italy and/or Argentina. Side bar, for a brown person I have a
terrible tolerance for spicy foods.