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Music: Recent beloved iTunes and Spotify selections include Stephin
Merritt, Nicolas Jaar, Elliott Smith, Charles Ives, Luke Parkin
(Love "Things I Didn't Know I Loved"), Gotan Project, Osunlade,
Iron and Wine, Jacques Brel, The XX, Fionn Regan, Fela Kuti, Bright
Eyes, Stephen Sondheim, Fiona Apple, Right Away Great Captain, Joni
Mitchell, Anais Mitchell, Tierney Sutton, Bonobo, Jason Robert
Brown, Gian Carlo Menotti, Steve Reich, Digable Planets. Andreas
Scholl's voice is transcendent, whether it's in folk song or
Rodelinda--I'll listen to anything he's singing. Earlier this year
I was listening to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly on repeat,
which, for reasons I do not understand, was immediately followed by
a troubadour/trobairitz binge.
In music, I like either interesting sounds or beautiful stories,
or, better yet, both.
Food: mushrooms, cheese, arugula, beets, good tomatoes, bok choy,
baklava, mahmoul, almost anything with lemon or ginger,
barely-cooked eggs, vinegar and other sour things, shortbread,
pretzels, muesli, licorice, lychee, burnt sugar candy, oranges,
miso, popcorn, fresh warm yeasty bread, bagels...the list goes
Foods I cheat on my vegetarianism for: prosciutto, pho, lox, soup
Books: Books are and have been so central to my life, it's hard to
choose favorites--there are so many. Instead I will tell you recent
books, not favorite books. Lately, I've been reading and loving
Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies, Anne Carson's Antigonick, Nicholas
Wolferstorff's Lament for a Son, Victor Rios' Punished: Policing
the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, the collection xoOrpheus, and
also reading (and also loving) the Harry Potter series for the
first time. Latest downloads (I kindle, because having a large
library on my phone is more important--usually--than the sensual
pleasure of turning pages) are Roberto Bolaño's The Savage
Detectives and Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Love, Anger, Madness trilogy.
I've really been getting into popular treatments of scientific
concepts, especially ideas that straddle science and
philosophy--Alan Lightman, David Eagleman. (Hint: if you do
science/math and can explain the ideas you play with to me, we will
have fun. Or at least I will.) Even though I mostly read ebooks
now, I still adore bookstores. I feel such a sense of happiness and
possibility when I go into a good bookstore. I was recently in
Paris, working, and I visited Shakespeare and Company, and I am
possibly still high from that experience.
Shows: Does this mean theater or TV? I think it means TV, judging
from what I've seen on others' profiles, but I love theater and
I'll gladly tell you my favorites if you ask. I sort of go in
spurts with TV--I don't watch any for months, and then suddenly I'm
interested again. What I'm enjoying currently: Game of Thrones
(read the first four books before the TV series existed), Downton
Abbey, Scandal, Homeland, United States of Tara. What I will
rewatch: Six Feet Under, Frasier, Twin Peaks.
Movies: I "discovered" film (like Columbus discovered America?)
almost four years ago and I'm hooked. The most memorable films I've
seen recently were Amour, Holy Motors, Samsara, and Au Revoir Les
Enfants. Also, Mean Girls. Also, Waiting for Guffman. At this
writing I'm partway through I Am Curious, and trying to savor and
properly attend to it.