Books: Interpreter of Maladies, Written on the Body, Middlesex,
Alice in Wonderland, The Inheritance of Loss, A People's History of
the United States, Anna Karenina, whatever I'm reading at the
Movies: Okay, I'm kind of a snob about this. I'm not proud of it
though. I've tried to enjoy the romcom that everyone loves, or the
laugh until your gut hurts comedy that's killing at the box office.
I think I took too many film theory classes in school. I genuinely
love French New Wave films, Film Noir, Cassavetes, foreign films
and documentaries. I recently fell in love with Beasts of the
Southern Wild. But my all time favorites include: Umbrellas of
Cherbourg, Wings of Desire, The Thin Man, Singin' in the Rain,
Velvet Goldmine, Funny Face, Barbarella. I also have an absurd
addiction to costume dramas based on classic literature. It's kind
Music: Radiohead, MIA, Serge Gainsbourg, White Stripes, The Kills,
St. Vincent, Bowie, Lou Reed, Nina Simone, Ana Moura, Pixies, early
90's hip-hop, French music, whatever's on the radio that makes me
dance around the kitchen table on a Sunday morning. Also, I'm
convinced that Pandora knows too much about my life, as the week
after watching two different movies about Joy Division it started
playing a lot of them on a channel that really shouldn't.
Food: Indian, Ethiopian/Eritrean, Japanese, fruit, vegetables,
legumes and grains... and gin. I'm mostly vegan, but it's so not an
issue for me what others eat. Go on, eat your bacon if you really
want. It just means we won't get to share.