Music: Classical, opera, gloomy singer-songwriters, rock and roll
(Swans, Nick Cave, David Bowie, Spiritualized, Exile on Main
Books: Very hard to narrow down. Fiction - Thomas Bernhard,
Patricia Highsmith, Chris Adrian, Flannery O'Connor, Virginia
Woolf, Ellen Ullman; In the Valley of the Kings, by Terrence
Nonfiction - Elif Batuman, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Alex Ross
*Intelligent horror movies
Don't Look Now, Rosemary's Baby, Ace In the Hole, The Apartment,
and Withnail & I are favorites.
Not really a TV person (I don't own one) but will occasionally
binge (Twin Peaks, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
When I visit my parents in Pennsylvania, I lose large chunks of
time to Animal Planet.