Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hmmm... well I like many kinds of different movies from low brow schlock, high brow foreign films, popular, obscure... I've liked some (not all) films by Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom), P.T. Anderson (There Will be Blood, Punch Drunk Love), Jim Jarmush (Down by Law, Mystery Train, Dead Man), Michel Gondry, Spike Jones, Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Until the End of the World), Coen brothers, Werner Herzog (Fitzcaraldo).... lots, lots. That doesn't mean I can't get a few laughs out of the crudeness of something like Superbad.
Not a huge reader, but I subscribe to the New Yorker and plow through that most weeks... a good mix of fiction and reporting and other distractions. Also pick up a copy of Granta now and then.
My music tastes are similar to my movie tastes... all over the place. The typical stuff includes Tom Waits, pavement, Fela, Ali Farka Toure, White Stripes, the xx, Miles Davis. Usually listen to NPR's All Songs Considered.
Food. Yes. Yum.
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