Too many to name but I have a pretty wide ranging taste and can
watch/listen to almost any movie or song once.
The last book I read was New York, a great piece of historic
fiction about the city of guess where. The Pirates of Somalia, The
Accidental Guerrilla, 1776 and The Tipping Point. 100 Years of
Solitude, the Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast Food Nation were all
recent greats as well. I had been hauling a few books around on a
recent trip but I couldn't seem to settle into them, Augustine
Burroughs "magical thinking" or palahnuik's "pygmy".
Magazines tend to run the Economist and Entertainment Weekly. I
have soured on the GQ, Esquire lot; every issue seems to be another
compilation of guy's that feel sorry for themselves, fad heavy
clothing spreads (French sailor shirts or $500 Army jackets!). I
haven't opened a Maxim in years.
I'm not a huge fan of horror movies for a few reasons. Most
obviously, I cant stand how stupid the victims are and movies like
SAW make no sense because there is no way the victims can escape,
therefore no emotional connection, which leads me to not care.
Lately I have been watching a lot of classic movies, such as Pride
of the Yankees, High Noon, Seven Days in May, and North by
Shows: How I met your Mother, old school Law and Order (I love
Lenny Brisco!), Justified, Burn Notice, Game of Thrones, The Wire,
Entourage (what a crappy ending!!), Breaking Bad, The Daily Show,
and Sons of Anarchy to name a few.
Music is tough but I have a current soft spot for The Black Keys,
MGMT, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, The Black Lips, The
Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero, Goyte, DeadMau5,
Girl Talk, Eskmo, Dragonette, Far East Movement, Thelonius Monk,
Coltrane, Avicii, Skrillex, Blues, Jazz, The Rolling Stone, David
Just about anything food wise will work. I can cook pretty good,
but anything more complicated than 10 ingredients or requires fancy
sauces or equipment I would rather try in a restaurant. Ramen (I
mean GOOD ramen) like from Toki Underground on H street or
someplace in NYC or SF, Sushi (its all about the quality of the
rice), thin crust pizza, fresh made pasta, braised anything, Thai,
Indian, Middle Eastern/North African, In and Out Burger, Ethiopian
food with the spongy bread, pork anything, and fluffy brioche
french toast and banana walnut pancakes...