KQED/NPR: Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, This American Life, Says You,
Radiolab. All fantastic!
Books: American Gods, Neverwhere, and Stardust by Neil Gaiman.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series, Long Dark Tea Time of the
Soul (I own a few signed first editions of both DNA's material as
well as Gaiman's, these guys rock), Collapse by Jared Diamond, The
Janson Directive & The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum,
Ender's Game/Shadow by Orson Scott Card, West of Kabul, East of New
York, by Tamim Ansary, The Kite Runner, American Autobahn by Mark
Rask, Ishi - In Two Worlds, "One People, Two worlds", and a host of
other books I'm certainly omitting.
Movies: Sneakers. Amelie. Happenstance. The Life Aquatic with Steve
Zissou. City of lost Children. Napoleon Dynamite. The Fifth
Element. L.A Confidential. The Princess & The Warrior, Run Lola
Run (aka Lola Rennt), The Big Lebowski. Batman Begins. Time
Bandits, The Others. Shadow of the Vampire. Lon (AKA The
Professional in the USA, however the American edit is quite
inferior), Rush Hour. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The Hudsucker
Proxy. Contact. Ronin. Brazil. The Vanishing. Monty Python and the
Holy Grail. Spirited Away. Star Wars. Traffic. Did I mention
Sneakers? ;-) A host of others, as well, these titles are simply a
very small and not necessarily representative portion of what I
Television: Mad Men, Battlestar Galactica, Castle, House, The Daily
Show, The Colbert Report
Music: A short list of artists would be: Air, Bjork, Cake, The
Clash, Devo, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Emilianna Torini, Gary
Numan, Johnny Cash, Jurassic 5, Nelly Furtado, Pink Martini, Queen,
Radiohead, Royksopp, Talking Heads, Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, and a
lot of tribal ethnic music.
Food: Fresh fruits and vegetables. Avocado, Spinach, Tomatoes,
Chiles. Genre-wise: Mexican, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese,
seeing a pattern here yet? Most ethnic food. I really enjoyed
sampling a wide variety of authentic French food during my travels