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Books: anything beautiful, science-y or intensely human. Kafka on
the Shore, Jitterbug Perfume, Bonk, The Art of Racing in the Rain,
The Wisdom of Crowds, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Life of Pi, The
Prophet, Ender's Game, The Illustrated Man. Tom Robbins, Rushdie,
Vonnegut, Gibran, Orson Scott Card, Murakami, Hunter S.,
Music: I grew up with folk, and I love good rock and roll,
indie-ish things and poetic hiphop. Radiohead, Rilo Kiley, Black
Keys, Sage Francis, Iron & Wine, the White Stripes, Death Cab
for Cutie (and the Postal Service), Citizen Cope, The Flaming Lips,
The Beatles, the Pixies, Ratatat, Bonobo. I absolutely love a good
small live show; stadiums are cool, but a bit impersonal. I'm a
total sucker for female vocalists like Sara Barielles, Norah Jones
and Regina Spektor. Lately experimenting with more electronic
groups like Glitch Mob and Amon Tobin. Never really been into
country, although sometimes a good bluegrass tune is called for
when drinking beer in the sun.
Movies: Amelie; Across the Universe; Happy Accidents; Fight Club;
The Lives of Others; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (did you
know this was based on a real process?); The Incredibles (and most
things Pixar does, really); Blade Runner; Shawshank Redemption;
Almost every James Bond film; The Royal Tennenbaums (and most
things Wes Anderson); Hedwig and the Angry Inch; the original Star
Wars movies; the Lord of the Rings films.
Shows: I don't own a TV so I tend to watch things that are like
long movies: Heroes, Sherlock, House of Cards, Battlestar
Galactica, etc.. I do watch the Daily show almost religiously, and
right now I can't stop watching the BBC's Mongrels.
Food: as long as it's real food prepared by humans it's delicious.
From sushi to pork belly to cannelloni to paella. I can stuff a
ravioli, broil a ribeye, and flip stuff in a pan with the best of
them. I do have to admit that lately I've been trying to do the
low-impact thing, which means that I'm probably around 80%
vegetarian. Who knows if that will stick... Regardless, I love love
love love good food.