Books: Kind of a fiend for them. My all time favorite book is a
toss up between either Rousseau's Emile
. I like a lot of classics and philosophy, but I
also really enjoy SF/Fantasy. Genre favorites include Iain M.
Banks, Scott Lynch, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Gene Wolf.
Music: I tend to gravitate toward Roots/Americana type stuff as a
baseline, but adore just about every genre. I'm really digging
, Shovels & Rope
, and Father John Misty
these days. Of course, I'll go through phases where I'm exploring a
genre or an artist, but Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are enduring
favorites, along with Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Gabriel Faure,
Nas, and many others. Also really liking this trend of indie rock
bands doing big stadium sounds, like The Pains of Being
Pure at Heart
. Currently obsessed with Mary Epworth.
Movies: Film was probably the first art that I was really into
before drifting into literature. I like a lot of classic
foreign/art house stuff, but also have an abiding love for the
lowbrow. Favorites include Red Beard
, 8 & 1/2
, Die Hard
, The Thin Red Line
Carpenter's The Thing
, and The Fountain
TV: I'm kind of behind the times. I finished The Wire
earlier this year, for example (loved it, by the way). I guess
right now my absolutely favorite show that is currently running is
, with Deadwood
possibly being my all time
favorite. I'm also a bit of a Trek fan. I have a soft spot for
even if I don't always love it, and I will
forever love the Bruce Timm DC cartoons (Batman, Superman, Justice
League). Currently watching Season 2 of Breaking Bad
Netflix. Like I said, behind the times.
Food: Pretty much everything but mayonnaise. I've been
experimenting with my broiler recently, and have perfected the pork
chop. A little magical cartoon chef gave me a trophy and
everything. Just thought I'd brag.