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TV: I don't watch much TV except for the amazing serial dramas that
are making this a new golden age of TV. Some recent favorites are
The Leftovers, Vikings, The Red Road, Game of Thrones, The Walking
Dead, Broadchurch, Top of the Lake, Treme, True Detective. Am just
starting Rectify. Occasionally I'll also catch stuff like John
Stewart or the Colbert Report online.
Movies: I love movies -- such a great way to relax. Some all-time
favorites are Office Space, Ordinary People, Pride and Prejudice,
Life of Brian, Garden State, Home for the Holidays, and Shawshank
Redemption. Faves from the past few years include Winter's Bone,
Drive, The Road, The East, Lantana, Looper, Eastern Promises,
Limitless, Silver Linings Playbook, and Midnight in Paris.
Books: Don't have as much time to read as I would like right now.
But I'll peruse self-improvement, personal growth stuff as long as
it's not too flaky -- books like Passionate Marriage and Mindset. I
also read Buddhist philosophy and some Western thinkers (e.g.,
Emerson, Thoreau, Ken Wilber, Robert Pirsig). I like poetry --
Tagore, Whitman, for instance. When I have the time, I like reading
the great works of literature -- Dickens, etc. Finally, for
switching gears I read epic fantasy and science fiction novels --
and this tends to get done whether I have time for it or not.
Music: I like music from almost every genre -- especially roots
rock, folk, and blues. I'm a big Bob Dylan fan -- especially his
more recent stuff. I actually think he's gotten more interesting
with age. The guy has a terrible voice now, it's true, but that
doesn't mean his singing can't be amazingly evocative. Recently,
I'll also be found listening to the likes of Greg Brown, Lucinda
Williams, Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, Shawn Colvin, and the
Red Hot Chili Peppers. For radio, 105.5 and 101.5.
Food: If it's food, I'm probably interested. But I really like
Japanese, Indian, Thai, Southwestern, and Italian food, or a good
burger (e.g., from Five Guys, Blue Moon, V Brasserie).