**I won't be offended if you skip this section, I usually do. All
kinds of great people have terrible tastes, and vice-versa. On the
other hand, I do like making lists.
Books/Writers: Appointment in Samarra, Lenny Bruce is Dead, short
stories by Amy Hempel and Alice Munro, Crime and Punishment,
Raymond Chandler, Then We Came to the End, Einstein's Dreams,
assorted sociological or political or art books, Flannery O'Connor,
James Baldwin, also I like being in bookstores just to be like,
okay, nobody panic, they're still here.
Movies: Midnight Cowboy, Annie Hall, The Graduate, The Hudsucker
Proxy, A Serious Man, Bicycle Thieves, Singin' in the Rain, With a
Friend Like Harry, Back to the Future Trilogy, Festen, anything
with Cary Grant, or tap dancing, and anything adorable and
TV: The Wire, Deadwood, Sopranos, Twin Peaks, Party Down, Home
Movies, Downton Abbey (oh man this list is so boring, are you still
Music: Desert Island Top Ten- Van Morrison, Violent Femmes,
Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jay-Z (did you find the quote?), Harry
Belafonte, The Shirelles, Velvet Underground, Belle and Sebastian,
Food: popcorn, and most other things besides popcorn.