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These are just references, and no reflection of who I am as a
Just finished Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning and Jane
Austen's Northanger Abbey. Now up: Orlando Figes's The Whisperers:
Private Life in Stalin's Russia.
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is on my
nightstand, a purchase that was sheer optimism on my part.
Favorites include L'étranger, Pride and Prejudice, Have Space
Suit—Will Travel, The Quiet American, Lolita, Ubik, Neuromancer,
Alan Hollinghurst, mid-career Martin Amis, Ian McEwan's
Movies: last year I liked Amour, Captain Phillips and Gravity; this
year, I liked Inside Llewyn Davis, Snowpiercer and Boyhood, but
nothing held a candle to 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70MM. I love a
lot of Buster Keaton’s work, The Gold Rush, Rules of the Game,
Nights of Cabiria, Wild Strawberries, From Russia with Love,
Goldfinger, Jean-Pierre Melville thrillers, early Jean-Luc Godard,
the Soviet War & Peace, Stalker, Law of Desire and a lot of
Almodovar, Tarantino, Princess Mononoke, The Bourne Trilogy.
Music: Bob Wills, Leon Russell, Missy Elliot, Lil' Wayne, Wayne
Hancock, Girl Talk, Alarm Will Sound, Hot Club of Cowtown, L7, many
Television: I rarely watch it, but Fargo I'm finding
Theater: I always love to see what those crazy kids are doing
downtown. Or in Bushwick.
Food: the crispy lamb with cumin and chili pepper at Fu Run, a
Mongolian restaurant in Flushing, is the best thing ever and should
be the official state food. I once, however, ordered braised sea
slug, and that is on the top of my list of
musts-to-avoid-in-future. I've taken that bullet for you: don't
order braised sea slug.
All in all, I'm up for something that challenges me.