Favorite Foods: To start with: a savory amuse-bouche of either
roasted squash soup or poached quail egg in lemongrass-scented
consomme, then maybe braised partridge and wild mushrooms, duck
confit, mustard and herb-encrusted rack of lamb, or tonnarelli with
urchin eggs if feeling adventurous, with a dry Pavillon blanc du
Chateaux Margaux and then a stiff Islay Scotch.
Books: For my recent graduate work on Marxian theory and the Right
to the City I've been reading a lot of Henri Lefebvre, David
Harvey, Edward Soja, Andy Merrifield and Murray Bookchin. Also like
Mike Davis, Zizek, Marx, Gramsci, Adorno, Marcuse and Freud and
read a lot of critical theory/continental philosophy in general.
Fiction: Lately I've been into William Faulkner, Fyodor Dostoevsky,
Ivan Turgenev (Fathers and Sons), Jeffrey Eugenides, and Khaled
Hosseini and GRRM.
Journals: New Left Review, Monthly Review, Dissent, the Socialist
Register, The Economist, Progressive Planning, JAPA (Journal of the
American Planning Association), Critical Planning and In These
Favorite Movie: Books.
Music: The Dead Milkmen, Black Flag, the Pogues, Tom Waits, the
Minutemen, the Butthole Surfers, David Bowie, Daniel Johnston,
Devo, R. Stevie Moore, Mojo Nixon, Jeffrey Lewis, the Driving
Stupid, Billy Childish, Gun Club, Television Personalities, Captain
Beefheart, the Smithereens, Woody Guthrie, Samuel Locke Ward, Big
Black, Husker Du, Jawbreaker, GG Allin, X, the Misfits, Samhain,
good early 80s hardcore punk: Crucifucks, Nihilistics, Stillborn
Christians, Flipper, Millions of Dead Cops, Adolescents, Subhumans,
BGK, the Meatmen, Personality Crisis, the Dead Kennedys, the Circle