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Books: mostly non-fiction. Politics, history, and policy. I want to
get into poetry too. I also read a lot of political commentary:
Andrew Sullivan, Salon, Slate, The New Yorker, Glenn Greenwald, The
American Conservative, etc. I'm currently reading Larry Kramer's
"Reports from the Holocaust" and a book of poems by Wislawa
Music: Honestly, anything. Good music can come from anywhere. I
like Anthony Braxton's "For Alto" as much as I like "Call Me
Maybe." That said, some favorites include Daft Punk, John Zorn, Bob
Dylan, Radiohead, Dirty Projectors, Rihanna, Joanna Newsom, Steve
Reich, Talk Talk, Robyn, and John Fahey. The last concert I went to
was How to Dress Well at U Street Music Hall.
Shows: Daily Show, Parks and Recreation, Party Down, The West
Film: Oh boy, so many. My feelings are roughly the same as those
for music; a good film can come from anywhere (not to say that
every film is good). Anyway: Dr. Strangelove, Days of Heaven,
Punch-Drunk Love, Three Colors: Red, 2001: A Space Odyssey,
Fantasia, Children of Men, Elmer Gantry, Brazil. The Tree of Life
was the most recent film that really blew me away.
Food: Healthy stuff most of the time, but I also like BBQ and
sushi. Pizza is good too. And coffee.