Anna Karenina, Voltaire, Hugo, Marquez, Maupassant, Conrad. Elmore
Leonard. Herodotus. Carl Jung. NOT Faulkner. Styron. European,
English and Middle Eastern history. The New York Review of Books,
Current faves: Keith Richards' memoir, Orwell's Homage to
Catalonia, and a travel book about Eastern Europe between the wars,
"Between the Woods and the Water." Inferno (WW2 history.)
Movies / TV:
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tangled (the horse!), Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev,
Bourne movies, Marriage, Italian Style. Treasure of the Sierra
Madre, LOTR, The Hobbit, Newsradio, Big Bang Theory, BBC Sherlock
Holmes, Who Shot Liberty Valence?, The Avengers, Fitzcarraldo,
Maltese Falcon, The Lion in Winter, Original Star Trek, Antonioni's
l'Avventura, Star Wars (IV), Nights of Cabiria, Jacques Tati's
movies. The Addams Family. Beetlejuice. ETC!!
Directors: John Huston, Billy Wilder's films, Kurosawa, Sergio
Leone, the Marx Brothers, Hitchcock, Vittorio de Sica, Antonioni,
early Fellini, Mel Brooks
Music: Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, jazz from the 50's and 60's.
James Brown, En Vogue, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Rolling Stones,
JS Bach, Sly and Parliament, Amadou and Mariam, Cocteau Twins,
Siouxsie and the Banshees, a lot of other punk and post-punk
groups. All the classic Blues players, especially Muddy Waters, BB
King, Albert King and Albert Collins. Bobby Bland. Chopin. The
Minutemen. Debussy. Satie. Late Mozart. Stevie Wonder. Marin Marais
and that Lully guy. Joy Division, Cheb Khaled, a lot of Middle
Eastern and African music. A lot of Latin Jazz recently .
Food: Middle Eastern, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Italian, Mexican and
Indian. I'm mostly into Korean and Indian these days.