Authors: Richard Yates, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles
Bukowski, George Saunders, Early Palahniuk, David Sedaris, AJ
Jacobs, and more.
Movies: I like movies that are so bad they're
funny, unique/groundbreaking, or exemplify the elements of story in
such a way that they are noteworthy. I like Quentin Tarantino, some
Robert Rodriguez, B-Movies (genre), Memento, Inception, Little Miss
Sunshine, Goodfellas, Anchorman, Fight Club, No Country for Old
Men, American Psycho, Let the Right One In, etc.
Music: Things that have a lot of raw emotion, are
unique, very melodic, or a combination of these. I listen to mostly
indie music, Mathrock (genre), Ska (genre), The Pomegranates,
Animal Collective, Delta Spirit, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, The
Antlers, The Maccabees, Man Man, Skybox, The Mae Shi, The Strokes,
Harlem Shakes, Peter Bjorn and John, Neutral Milk Hotel, Givers,
Vitamin String Quartet (because they cover everything). Weekends,
Local Natives, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Lumineers, Modest
Mouse, Men Working in Trees (I am friends with the guy and obliged
to like it, though it is good) etc.
TV: Breaking Bad, Workaholics, Homeland, It's
Always Sunny, Dexter, Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm,
Colbert/Stewart, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Burn Notice, etc. I
think TV should ideally be watched in order as to not disrupt the
plotlines. I think if utilized correctly, TV can be a story telling
device on par with movies or printed materials, which should
warrant linear cognizance.