Books: To Kill A Mockingbird, Mountains Beyond Mountains, The
Chosen, From Beirut to Jerusalem, Eat, Pray, Love, Beloved, Stoner,
A Whole New Mind, and many more I can't think of.
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
Boston-based choral group of senior citizens -- it's really
inspirational), The Apartment
TV: I don't have a TV but I've managed to enjoy some great shows
through Netflix or iTunes on my computer: 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,
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and so many
Food: I'll happily eat lots of different cuisines, but my regular
diet is organic meats and vegetables and whole grains, most of
which I cook myself.