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Books: I read a fair amount and like fiction, nonfiction,
biography, mystery, some science fiction, memoir. Long-time
favorites: To Kill A Mockingbird, Beloved, Their Eyes Were Watching
God, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Newer discoveries (for me): Stoner,
Augustus (John Williams), Jane Gardam's Old Filth series, Chaim
Potok (The Chosen, My Name is Asher Lev), West with the Night,
Octavia Butler, Walter Mosely.
Movies: I like foreign films, small independent films,
documentaries, and old Hollywood movies (30s, 40s, 50s). Not so
much into contemporary Hollywood fare like romantic comedies or
action films or big epics, although I like some dramas. Titles I've
enjoyed include The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Breakfast at
Tiffany's, All About Eve, Young at Heart (a documentary about a
choral group of senior citizens in Northampton -- it's really
inspirational), The Apartment
TV: I don't have a TV but I watch Netflix and iTunes on my
computer. Favorite shows include Mad Men, The Wire, Treme, Upstairs
Downstairs, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife,
Homeland, Orange is the New Black. I watched the first season of
House of Cards and then stopped watching it when I realized I felt
like I needed a shower after each episode.
On my iPod: Bill Evans, Mingus, Dusty Springfield, Kermit Ruffins,
Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Catherine Russell,
Mavis Staples, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and
Radio/Podcasts: On the Media; Slate Gabfest; Tell Me More (I was
really upset when it was canceled); Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me; On
Point; The Moth; Radio Lab.
Food: My regular diet is organic vegetables, whole grains, and
meats, most of which I cook myself. But I also love pizza, Indian,
Thai, Italian, Dominican, and many other cuisines.