Books: Shakespeare (I just finished rereading them all, in
alphabetical order this time), Twain, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Grant
Morrison, Keats, TS and George Eliot, Tolstoy, Jack Kirby, Doyle,
Carroll, Austen, Blake and many others.
Music: Dylan, The Beatles, Beethoven, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan,
Girl Talk, Brahms, The Japandroids, The National, The New
Pornographers, The White Stripes, Dvorak, De La Soul, The Beastie
Boys, Miles Davis and many others.
Movies: Anything by Kurosawa, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Welles and the
Coens. The Rules of the Game, Chinatown, The Searchers, The Lord of
the Rings, Adaptation and many others.
TV: The Wire, Classic-era Simpsons, Parks and Recreation, Breaking
Bad, Louie, Arrested Development, MST3K, The Muppet Show, Deadwood,
Flying Circus, Adventure Time, Stewart/Colbert, Community and many
Games: Every Zelda, all but one Metroid, both Chronos and certain
Final Fantasies. The Mass Effect series, Portal, Team Ico games,
Bastion, Bioshock, Journey, Half-Life and many others. I play
mostly for the stories.
Radio/Podcasts: This American Life, On The Media, Planet Money,
RadioLab, Stuff You Missed In History Class, Welcome to Night Vale,
Lexicon Valley, Judge John Hodgman, Fresh Air and many others.