authors: China Mieville, J.G. Ballard, Jorge Luis Borges, Angela
Carter, Samuel R. Delany, Philip k. Dick.
At the University of Rochester I've taught classes entitled "The
Urban Unreal," "The Allure of the Obscure," "Art Against Empire,"
and "Madness Unmediated." Together they give a very good indication
of my literary tastes.
music: Sleigh Bells, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Ratatat, St. Vincent,
Bright Eyes, Bjork, Iron & Wine, Damon Albarn, 20's, 30's &
40's-era vocal jazz, Django Reinhardt.
Films: Rosemary's Baby, Paprika, Ninja Scroll & Vampire Hunter
D, Tekkon Kinkreet, Mulholland Drive, Hausu, Thirst, The Five
Obstructions, anything by Woody Allen.
television: Key & Peele, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Daily
Show, Twin Peaks, Extras, Star Trek: TNG, Quantum Leap, Sherlock
Homes w/ Jeremy Brett.
food: I love making and eating curry, whether Indian, Thai,
Malaysian or etc.; there's nothing like it for sublime complexity
of taste. I also love (but have never made) Ethiopian food; and
nothing beats fresh home-made pesto over penne, walnuts &