So in terms of books, like I said, Nietzsche and Derrida are (right
now) my favorite philosophers. I love listening to and watching
Zizek. Judith Butler is definitely my jam. Lots more. Ask me.
Infinite Jest is my favorite novel. I know I'm sounding kind of
typical right now. But I'm also really into Don DeLillo right now,
and outside of that I haven't read a lot of fiction lately. But I'm
going to start, now that I have some free time.
Television? I love Louie, and True Detective was mostly amazing. I
got really into Orange is the New Black (when is that coming back?)
and Game of Thrones (pure entertainment), and In Treatment. Louis
CK is easily my favorite comic, and I'll watch whatever special
comes out, but I also look out for a ton more, like Tig Notaro,
Todd Glass, Kumail Nanjiani, etc. etc. If we're talking past TV
shows, the list could be way too long, but some of my favorites
were the Sopranos, Twin Peaks, The Office, 30 Rock, Arrested
Development, Scrubs, Friends, every Star Trek (especially TNG and
DS9, it's how I was raised), The Wire, Buffy, Angel, Firefly,
Battlestar Galactica, and I have to stop but there are more.
Movies are also too hard to narrow down. I love Paul Thomas
Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, etc.),
Wes Anderson, Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, Abbas Kiarostami, way
more. Harold and Maude, Fight Club, The Great Beauty, Apocalypse
Now. Again, ask me about more.
Music. I'm going to paste my top artists from last.fm because I'm
lazy and I listen to way too much music: Boards of Canada, Animal
Collective, Ali Farka Touré, Pavement, Amon Tobin, Real Estate,
Deerhunter, Titus Andronicus, Radiohead, Built to Spill, The
Beatles, Wilco, Maria João Pires, Beck, Destroyer, Bonobo, Ali
Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, Youth Lagoon, Philip Glass,
Evgeny Kissin, Aphex Twin, Ratatat, Matthew Dear, Kurt Vile, Bob
Dylan, Javelin, Sigur Rós, Cat Stevens, Monks, Grizzly Bear,
Caribou, Tom Waits, Silver Jews, John Maus, Bibio, Nick Cave &
The Bad Seeds, The Beach Boys, TV on the Radio, Amadou &
Mariam, Vampire Weekend, Dr. Dog, Bear McCreary, Andre Nickatina,
Arcade Fire, Mazzy Star, Ducktails, Born Ruffians, John Fahey, Nick
Cave & Warren Ellis.
Food! Lots of things. Vietnamese, Sushi, Mexican, Thai, seafood,
steak, pasta... Los Angeles has been really good to me food-wise.