I read mostly non-fiction. I love radical people's histories. Vijay
Prashad is one of my most favorite writers, author of The Darker
Nations, a People's History of the Third World. Also Silvia
Federici's Caliban and the Witch. A few history/political theory
books I've read recently are Targeting Immigrants and Operation
Non-Fictions: Por los caminos de Chalatenango. Yes Means Yes! How
Non-Violence Protects the State. Possibilities. The Shock Doctrine.
Cunt. The Second Sex. bell hooks, Kate Bornstein, Mattilda
Bernstein Sycamore, INCITE! David Simon.
Fictions: Cat's Cradle. The God of Small Things. Lord of the Rings.
Italo Calvino. Orwell, Ursula K. Le Guin. Roald Dahl.
I'm also a huge fan of comics! I grew up partially in a comic book
shop. V for Vendetta and other Alan Moore stuff. Y, the Last Man.
Usagi Yojimbo. The Walking Dead.
I really enjoy films where the underdogs win like Micmacs à
tire-larigot, faggy John Waters and Almodóvar films, intensely
political horror films, epics, documentaries about radical
resistance movements and cultures, like Kanehsatake. I like
Spaghetti Westerns, films about the Mexico/US Border,
I haven't seen as many films as I'd like to.
True Blood is a guilty pleasure. I know, I know, it's terrible,
trashy TV, but I don't have a television and I never will and
having just one hour of trashy, queer vampire drama to rest my mind
after working every day in an environment of extreme human
suffering is just so good. I also like Breaking Bad and the Daily
Show and. The Wire and Oz and Six Feet Under are old
My favorite album is Sam Cooke's 1964 Live at the Harlem Square
Club. Besides that, I mostly listen to the music that my friends
make. I'm into (radical) punk, (radical) hiphop, doom pop,
hardcore, Nuyorican salsa, freak folk, Delta blues, bossa nova,
roots & ruckus, bachata, rancheros, romanticas, anarchist
metal, 80s-90s rockero, danceable hipster nonsense like matt and
kim, crystal castles and passion pit and justice. ska, riot
grrrrrrrl, phil elvram projects, perfume genius.
Hella vegan delicious everything. I love cooking.