A selected list:
Authors) Jesus, Updike, Marquez, Dickens, Gitlin, Schudson, Bellah,
Directors) Goddard, Truffaut, Susan Bier, PT Anderson, Atom Egoyan,
Darren Aronofsky, Ridley Scott, Wes Anderson, Hal Hartley, Disecca,
Antonioni, Errol Morris.....
Television) Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, House,
Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Frontline (love the horns in theme
music), How Things Work, Charlie Rose, College Football and
Basketball (I have this well under control)
Music: Jackson Browne*(pulled me through adolescence), Eagles, Neil
Young, Warren Zevon, Adele, Miles Davis, T-Bone Burnett, Sam
Phillips, (I know I need to come back from the wayback machine),
Miles Davis, Copland. Please turn me on to all that great
contemporary music out there.
Food: fish, steak, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern,
Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, green beans, peas, spinach,
Things: design, architecture, visual culture, UChicago's new
snowglobe library, great writing and dramatic portrayals...