Books: Middlesex, everything by Yeats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frank
O’Hara (“Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my
personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and
modern..."), Everything Is Illuminated, Sophie's Choice, Malcolm
Gladwell, Chekhov here and there, John Irving, Flannery O'Connor,
and Eudora Welty. And David Sedaris, because I'm trying to believe
there are worse things than books that can be bought at the grocery
Movies: Metropolis, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, High
Noon, Silence of the Lambs, Lolita (the original), Bamboozled,
Malcolm X, Psycho, Singing in the Rain, The Pianist, Almost Famous,
Big, Rear Window, In America, Dances With Wolves, Se7en, Mean
Girls, L.A. Confidential, Modern Times, Remember the Titans, Rudy,
Field of Dreams, He Got Game, the Sandlot, Love and Basketball, and
Hoop Dreams. I hate sports, but love sports movies.
TV: Community, The Walking Dead, Louie, Mad Men, Orphan Black,
Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, Endeavour, Motive, The Americans, Girls,
Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Homeland, Crossing Lines, Arrested
Development, 30 Rock, The Soup, and Boomtown.
Music: Thomas Dybdahl, Alabama Shakes, Bon Iver, Florence & the
Machine, Macklemore, MGMT, Mojave 3, Otis Redding, The Isley
Brothers, Death Cab for Cutie, Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, Matthew
Good, The Roots, Lucy Pearl, Raphael Saadiq, Maxwell, Erykah Badu,
Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Lyle Lovett,
Van Morrison, Sam Cooke, Sam Cooke, Sam Cooke.