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I read a wide variety of books and articles. I like fiction (I was
an English major), but I also enjoy non-fiction. I have a decent
collection of vintage cookbooks. Some books I like: Wuthering
Heights; Why We Buy, I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English
Imagination; Lord of the Flies; The Secret History; The Right to
Privacy; In Cold Blood, The Art of Eating, Everything that Rises
Must Converge, Comfort Me With Apples. My favorite short story is
Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin. I also like anything by Robertson
I also watch all sorts of movies, but my guilty pleasure is horror
films. That said, I don't do torture porn like Hostile. I much
prefer a spooky haunted house movie (e.g. the 1963 version of the
Haunting). A few movies that I dig: Manhattan Murder Mystery; The
Haunting (1963); Real Genius; The Shining; Waiting for the Light;
Singles; Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; The Big Lebowski;
Eat Drink Man Woman; My Life as a Dog.
I don't have cable, but I do have Netflix. Favorites series (no
particular order): Law and Order, Lost, Twin Peaks, No
Reservations, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Battlestar
Gallactica, Torchwood, Bad Girls.
I'm also pretty eclectic with the music. I really like: New Order,
Beat Happening, the White Stripes, various jazz/blues, Billy Joel,
Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, Billy Stewart, and Nina Simone.
Food, wow, that's harder. Obviously I like to make pizza. Also a
huge fan of: banh mi, pho, sushi, good tacos, Indian and Thai
curries, miso soup, kimchi, good boudin, blood oranges, papayas,
sorbet, goat cheese, chilies, ginger, lime, berber, and mint. I
will eat gored gored.
I'm also a fan of podcasts. Here are some favorites: Ice Box Radio,
19 Nocturne Boulevard, Wiretap from CBC Radio, RISK! the Dunesteef,
the Drabblecast, Good Eats, We're Alive: a Zombie Story of
Survival, Wormwood, the Horror!, the Moth, New Yorker Fiction.