BOOKS: I spend more time with the periodicals, typically - the New
Yorker, National Geographic (if only for the photography sometimes)
and various online news stuff. Favorite author these days is Cormac
McCarthy. I also like Sedaris and Klosterman
MOVIES: The Big Lebowski, Delicatessen, Exit Through the Gift Shop,
Baraka, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Run Lola Run, The
Constant Gardener, Apocalypse Now, Requiem For a Dream, Rushmore,
No Country for Old Men, Black Swan, The Assassination of Jesse
James by the Coward Robert Ford, WALL-E, Repo Man, The Bourne
Identity trilogy. Directors: Jean Pierre Jeunet, Werner Herzog,
Darren Aronofsky, the Coen Brothers, Alejandro González Iñárritu,
Kathryn Bigelow, Guy Ritchie, Guillermo del Toro and Terry Gilliam.
I do love movies...
MUSIC: Lots, but I favor mainly rock and folkish stuff. Things like
this, if for no other reason than the raw energy of it:
I probably should go to the symphony once in a while... date idea?
Recent favorites are Mike Doughty, Deltron, Townes Van Zandt, First
Aid Kit, Elliott Brood. I've also just acquired a cello, in hopes
of recapturing my high school mojo. Also, I've missed playing
FOOD: Lots. Plow breakfast, Limon Rotisserie everything, Little
Chihuahua tostada salad and pozole. Recchiuti dark chocolate,
winter squashes, summer stone fruits, chicken and waffles(!),
really REALLY sharp cheddar, Manila mangoes, olives, bagels &
lox & capers. I'm a carnivore who cooks the occasional vegan
PODCASTS: I just recently got into these. 99% Invisible, Comedy
Bang Bang, WTF, and Car Talk are my favorites.