Favorite writers: William Gaddis, Louise Glück, Ralph Ellison, John
Barth, Gwendolyn Brooks, Gogol, Donald Barthelme, Paul Beatty,
Charles Wright, Toni Morrison, Mary Oliver, Chris Onstad, Simone
Weil, Randall Kennedy, Paul Krugman, Catharine MacKinnon
Music: blues, jazz, hip-hop; e.g., Booker White, Talib Kweli, Phil
Upchurch, Freddie King, Marion Williams, Jean Grae, Souls of
Mischief, Freddie Hubbard, John Scofield, Pharoahe Monch, Emily
Remler, BB King, Lee Morgan, Memphis Minnie, Thelonious Monk, also
some Webern etc; basically I'm old-fashioned and out of touch with
the damned kids and their blue jeans, though I've enjoyed Kendrick
Lamar lately. Generally I listen to the kind of stuff I wish I
could play. My comfort music run along these lines:
Movies: Ratatouille, My Winnipeg, Killer of Sheep, The Up Series,
The Emperor's New Groove, Jackie Brown, Iraq In Fragments, City of
God, Dr. Strangelove, Paths of Glory, really basically anything
Kubrick (man forget you haters Eyes Wide Shut was awesome)
TV: Breaking Bad, The Wire, Archer, Arrested Development, Venture
Bros., Mad Men, Blackadder (<3), Adventure Time. Freaks and
Geeks is the only TV show that's ever made me cry.
Food: I'm pescetarian and fucking love fried clams. Also: carrots,
Cheerios, curry, cashew butter, Chelsea Fire Wicked Hot Sauce.
Ghanian food gets a big thumbs up, too.