Books: Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett (I love pulp fiction
and detective noir - slick hats, smooth dames, cheap scotch). I'm
reading several things right now: 'The Namesake' and 'Me Talk
Pretty One Day.'
'The Sheltering Sky' and 'The Master and Margarita' are two of my
all time favorites. I recently finished 'A Fine Balance' and 'The
Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.' I actually met Junot Diaz... in
a comic book store... naturally... Yikes, I just outed my darkest
Movies: Film noir (especially Laura and The Maltese Falcon); French
New Wave (especially Le Samouraï and Monsieur Klein); Anything
Hitchcock (especially Rear Window and North by Northwest); Divorce,
Italian Style; The Party; Flash Gordon; Spaceballs; Zoolander; The
Big Lebowski; Blade Runner; Pulp Fiction; El secreto de sus ojos;
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight [I just saw it
and loved it!].
TV: I don't watch TV per say, just shows on DVR with the
commercials skipped: Mad Men, Dexter, Weeds, Hung (I enjoy the
character development that the medium offers + lovable degenerates
all); my new favs are Sherlock, Homeland, The Walking Dead and Game
of Thrones; and of course, Archer.
Music: Elvis, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, anything 80s, Oscar
Piazzolla, Amadou & Mariam, Nina Simone, The Killers, Regina
Spektor, Orbital, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Pet Shop Boys,
Gotan Project, Linkin Park, Meiko, Echo & the Bunnymen, Muse,
and, of course, David Bowie. For more mellow moments I really like
the 'Drive' soundtrack from Cliff Martinez, Ennio Morricone,
Jean-Michel Jarre, and Philip Glass.
Food: Good Sushi (I love albacore! Mercury, not so much), Cheap
Mexican (beans, beans, beans), Spicy Indian (and I mean spicy!),
Thai, Ethiopian, and Vietnamese, a serious burger and/or BBQ,
street food in every country I've travelled/lived in; I'm also in
favor of responsibly farmed/fished, locally sourced foods made w/
care (at home or outside). In short, I eat it all.
I'm also on the hunt for the perfect (savory) crêpe or grilled
cheese... if you know a place we must go!