Books: A lot of them, all the time. Diaz, Egan, Harbach and McCann
were the last four fiction writers who blew my doors off.
Movies: The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chinatown, Fletch, The Big
Sleep, Brick, So I Married an Ax Murderer, Roger Dodger, White Men
Can't Jump, The Princess Bride, The Good The Bad and The Ugly,
Winter's Bone, Sneakers, Dazed and Confused, Wet Hot American
TV Shows: The West Wing, Parks and Rec, Homeland, Archer,
Justified, Luther, Shameless, Party Down, Sports Night, Cracker, 30
Rock, The League, Happy Endings, Wire in the Blood, Arrested
Development, Jeopardy, Law & Order, Sherlock, Doctor Who, The
Wire, Lucky Louie, The Daily Show, Mad Men, Roseanne.
Music: Bon Iver, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jackson Browne,
M83, The xx, Frank Ocean, Chromeo, The Darkness, Ryan Adams, Peter
Gabriel, Ben Folds, Outkast, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Al Green,
Little Dragon, Otis Redding, Joni Mitchell, The Avett Brothers,
Beirut, Bill Fox, Nada Surf, Bobby Womack, Tears for Fears,
Darondo, The New Pornographers, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Passion
Pit, Elton John, The Gaslight Anthem, Pela, The Magnetic Fields,
Massive Attack, The National, The Rolling Stones, Nina Simone, Sun
Kil Moon, The Tallest Man on Earth, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Stereolab,
Biggie Smalls, Ennio Morricone.