I keep a really large poetry collection. Some contemporary
favorites are Marie Howe, Richard Siken, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mary
Oliver, Robert Haas, Patricia Smith, Patrick Rosal & Sharon
Fiction: Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Murakami.
Jonah Lehrer. Other books by people who appear on RadioLab.
Siddhartha by Herman Heese.
Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks.
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá.
If I listed every movie or musician I enjoyed, this would take
forever. I'll say that Tom Waits is important to me. No Doubt was
one of my favorite bands as a child, and I still think Tragic
Kingdom is a fantastic album. Bikini Kill. Radiohead. The Roots.
Jimi Hendrix. Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). Also, Frank Ocean has been
doing it for me lately.
Firefly and The Wire are probably my two favorite TV shows. Been
revisiting The West Wing of late.
If you introduce me to something/someone new that I end up loving,
we'll be great friends.