Music: 70's funk, rockabilly, salsa (Cuban, Colombian), Lauryn
Hill, Maxwell, Cesaria Evora, Chris Isaak, Cowboy Junkies, Erykah
Badu, samba, hip hop
Movies: Really like films with some type of redemption by the
In general, old films don't do much for me, with the exception of
Beauty and the Beast (1946 version) and It's a Wonderful Life. Both
make me cry every time.
Other favorites include Year of Living Dangerously, Whale Rider,
Run Fatboy Run, The Class, Cronicas, Mid August Lunch, Murderball,
Once Were Warriors, Bladerunner, The Yes Men, Broken English and
When We Were Kings.
I love the SF Int'l Film Festival, especially the French, Italian,
Iranian films and documentaries.
Just saw Great Beauty, loved it (although I don't think I
understood everything, will want to see it again when it is on
Theater shows: For theater, have loved many shows at the Marsh,
Exit Theater and other smaller theaters. Not so excited by larger,
more formal Broadway-style shows.
Books: Used to be a hardcore serious reader, but lately have been
trying lighter fare. I loved the Larsson trilogy, "Sh*t My Dad
Says", the Sookie Stackhouse novels (the basis for "True Blood").
Really liked Bukowski and less traditional poetry, but it has been
a while since that phase.
Food: Italian and Thai are my favorites. I like food with a kick
and love to cook.
Hot sauce: Crystal