Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman or Neil deGrasse Tyson. On a
less highbrow note, Keith Richards's biography is hilarious and I
am completely enjoying it.
I devour history documentaries. But I do believe that comedy is the
highest art form. It is the hardest to consistently pull off.
Sometimes I actually believe that "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
is the greatest work of cinema ever made.
I've become fascinated by "Mad Men". Currently catching up on
Breaking Bad and rewatching Freaks and Geeks. The Daily Show and
The Colbert Report are regular staples.
I tend to fall in love with bands that most people never heard of,
but some of the more mainstream ones I love: Guided by Voices, The
Replacements, Wilco, Matthew Sweet, Sharon Van Etten, Smashing
Pumpkins, Death Cab for Cutie, The Clash, The Ramones, The Kinks,
Camera Obscura, Fountains of Wayne, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, The
Cure, Psychedelic Furs, Aimee Mann, Johnny Cash... OK I'm boring
you. Basically anything with guitars and real drums in it.
I'm not a fancy restaurant kinda guy, but I can be a real
connoisseur of mom & pop diners and BBQ joints.