The Princess Bride by William Goldman
anything by Roald Dahl
One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Meatcake by Dame Darcy
Ed the Happy Clown by Chester Brown
How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir by Amber Dawn
Academic stuff: Michael Foucault, Judith Butler, Judith Halberstam,
Gayle Rubin, Shannon Bell, Kamala Kempadoo, Jo Doezema, Elizabeth
Bernstein, Melissa Ditmore, Than-Dam Troung and Chris
Although somewhat unrelated to any of my research interests, I'm
also fascinated by Georges Bataille and Jean Baudrillard.
I have a love-hate relationship with post-structuralism.
I generally like my movies fucked-up, gorgeous, violent or some
combination of all three. I love horror movies. I also enjoy a lot
of 80's action films because they hold a special place in my
childhood. And I'm a sucker for a good love story.
Lebowski, Ghostbusters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawn of the
Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Army of Darkness, Oldboy, Audition, The
Descent, Little Miss Sunshine, Terminator 2, Total Recall, The
Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Amelie, Harold and Maude, The Nightmare
Before Christmas, Secretary, Planet Terror, The Addams Family, Dead
Alive, Monster Squad, Memento, Hot Fuzz, Code 46, Fallen Angels,
Antichrist, Thirst, Wet Hot American Summer, The Shining, Session
9, Drive, etc.
Twin Peaks, Monkey Dust, Spaced, The League of Gentleman, I'm Alan
Partridge, Home Movies, Father Ted, Buffy, True Blood, The Wire,
The Walking Dead, Bob's Burgers, Game of Thrones, American Horror
Story, True Detective
I will listen to just about anything once. I haven't met a genre of
music I didn't like. So far, the only band I just can't get into is
Black Dice. Noise, man, I just don't get it all the time.
I'm not good with genres, but I dig a lot of angry ladies,
depressing men, crazy types who lock[ed] themselves in cabins, and
dissonance. And hip-hop. I fucking love hip-hop.
Feist, Pixies, Pavement, CocoRosie, Timber Timbre, Le Tigre, Kanye West, Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Jay Munly, Slim Cessna's Auto
Beefheart, Patti Smith, The Stooges, Heart, The Smiths, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, The Kills, Elliott Smith,
Spektor, Dizzee Rascal, Kaki King, Lykke Li, Rasputina, Bonnie "Prince" Billy,
El Perro Del
Susanna, Gillian Welch, Cat Power, Ratatat, Dolly Parton, Aesop Rock, Mary Timony, Portishead, Amy Winehouse , Black Mountain,
Dust, Themselves, Cannibal Ox, Wu-Tang Clan, The Antlers, Bad Brains, Blonde Redhead, Xiu Xiu, Ray Charles, Albert Ayler, Yelawolf, Jonathon
Richman/Modern Lovers, The Make-Up! Robert Wyatt etc.
FOOD: chocolate, asparagus, edamame and pickled eggplant.
Those are just a few of my favourite things. I will actually eat
just about anything. As long as there's no cilantro. That shit
tastes like soap.