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Books Bel Canto, Geek Love, Room, Valley of the Dolls, and
Written on the Body. This isn't a book, but also, Archie Comics.
Trust me - get drunk and buy one, you won't regret it.
Movies Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV version), the Breakfast
Club, Clueless, Desperate Living, the Fall, Heathers,, My Cousin
Vinny, Overboard, Pink Flamingos, Troop Beverly Hills, and any
terrible horror movie. In short: I have terrible taste in movies.
The campier, the better.
Music Afghan Whigs, Betty Davis, Fleetwood Mac, the Hood
Internet, Janelle Monáe, Joanna Newsom, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar,
Magnolia Electric Co., Meat Loaf, Nada Surf, Neko Case, Nicki
Minaj, the Pogues, Robyn, RuPaul, Sleater-Kinney, Smog (and/or Bill
Callahan), and Songs: Ohia.
But honestly? Just give me shitty pop music or slow jams; more
often than not I want to be able to roller-skate or dance to the
music I listen to.
This is important: go to songza.com and listen to the 'Wall of
Sound' playlist. Why did Phil Spector have to turn out to be such a
Food Almond steamers, bánh mì, bananas, blood sausage,
breakfast sandwiches, ceviche, cheese, coffee, croissants,
cucumber, foie gras, grilled cheese sandwiches, gyros, pizza,
quiche, red wine, sea scallops, and zucchini.
TV! the Americans, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad,
Deadwood, the Good Wife, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Orphan
Black, Parks and Rec, Pushing Daisies, Revenge!, RuPaul's Drag
Race, Scandal, and the Wire.
Also anything on Investigation Discovery, with the exception of
Prison Wives, which is easily the most disturbing show I've ever
Podcasts 99% Invisible, Criminal, Judge John Hodgman,
Longform, MBMBAM, Mystery Show, Radiolab, Reply All, Sawbones,
Serial, Sleep With Me, and Sword and Scale