Movies? I like anything that has a sense of humor, whether it's a
comedy or not. Hitchcock, the Coen Brothers, Werner Herzog, Bunuel,
Howard Hawks, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson and
lots of others. I love Breaking Bad and the Wire as much as
anybody. Don't know how I feel about Mad Men, but I never miss it.
Some other favorites are Freaks and Geeks, Louie, 30 Rock,
Eastbound and Down, SCTV, the British Office, Colbert Report.
Some writers I always enjoy are Alice Munro, Jim Shepard, Flann
O'Brien, Charles Portis, Raymond Carver, Shirley Jackson, Jim
Thompson, and Tobias Wolff. Also poetry and non-fiction. I'm not up
on much new fiction, so feel free to make some
Music is important to me, and my tastes are widespread. We can
argue over our favorites when we meet.
I've never eaten Jell-O, and I probably never will. I cook well.
One of many reasons why I like cooler weather. New York summers
engender a primal despair in me that I can't fully explain.