My influences derive from the following: Low brow art/pop
surrealism Mark Ryden, Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, Junko
Mizuno, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Anime, Manga, Jeff Koons,
Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Graffiti/Street Art, Basquiat, Klimt,
Literature, Oscar Wilde, the Awakening by Kate Chopin, On the Road
Jack Kerouac, The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe, Byron,
Emerson, Brett Easton Ellis, Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Tenessee
Williams, High Fidelity Nick Hornby. Biographies. No One Here Gets
Out Alive, Ready Steady Go, Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain.
Into Thin Air. dwell magazine. NYLON. Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz.
Foreign films, Amores Perros, Belle Du Jour, The Diving Belle and
the Butterfly, Talk to Her or any Pedro Almodovar, Lars Von Trier,
Dancer in the Dark, Amelie, Trois Couleurs Trilogy by Kieslowski
(Bleu is my fave), Bertolluci The Dreamers, Japanese horror,
Audition, Battle Royale, A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick, The Shining,
Atonement, Lost In Translation, 28 Days Later, Blade Runner, Never
Let Me Go, Control. Superhero movies. Man of Steel was amazeballs.
I have this strange obsession with Yesman. Kick-Ass. Wes Anderson.
Kung Fu Panda, David Fincher, La Nouvelle Vague.
TV top 3 is Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones. Other faves:
Girls, Twin Peaks, Flight of the Conchords,Top Chef, Portlandia,
Daily Show, Bizarre Foods, American Horror Story, The Tudors, South
Earporn: Bear In Heaven, Miike Snow, Joy Division, The Strokes,
Radiohead, The National, M83, Ride, Broken Social Scene, Artic
Monkeys, MGMT, Passion Pit, Nick Drake, Fugazi, Daft Punk, Lana Del
Rey, Frank Ocean, Wavves, Foster the People, Belle & Sebastian,
Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Florence and the Machine, Tokyo
Police Club, Sigur Ros, Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer,
A$AP Rocky, Girltalk, Dinosaur Jr, the Pixies, Crystal Castles
Foodie Eats: All ethnic cuisine. Vietnamese, Indian, Middle
Eastern, South American, Korean. Modern American.
Moules Frittes. Pupusas. Bon Chon fried chicken. Bone Marrow. Honey
Pig for K BBQ. Pho and Banh mi at Eden Center. Bubble Tea.
Shamshiry has the best kebab. Rangoli for lamb vindaloo. Oysters.
SUSHI. Sea urchin. Peruvian Chicken. Maryland Blue crabs and Natty
*Missing* Dim Sum Sundays. Brunch is the best hangover cure.
I've tried balut. And liked it.
I just read Michael Chang grew up in Northern Virginia. Where is