Ever since I got on this journalism
kick a couple of years
ago, I've really gotten into non-fiction, particularly longer-form
narrative journalism by the likes of Gay Thalese, Charles Bowden,
Juan Villoro and Martín Caparrós.
Now that I'm working so much, I've kind of switched back to
fiction. Currently, I've got a major literary crush on Jonathan
. I plowed through Freedom in a couple of days, but am
forcing myself to take things slower with The Corrections. Gotta
savor it! haha.
I used to be big on movies, but i feel like I'm always disappointed
when I go to theater these days. Especially when amazing shows like
The Wire, Louie, and 30 Rock can be streamed from the comfort of my
I really like theater
, and now that I'm living
literally across the street from the Segerstrom and South Coast
Rep, I'm hoping to go more.
Here's a short list of music, movies and books that I like (gotta
keep that OKCupid algorithm happy!):
Electronic and minimal house, Wax Taylor, Ratatat, Beck, Ed Banger
Beirut, Ojos de Brujo, Goldfrapp, Calexico, Johanna Newsom, Jolie
Holland, Caravan Palace, Jurassic 5, Sleepy Sun, flamenco,
Lit: George Saunders, Bukowski, John Fante, Kerouac, Hunter S.
Thompson, Saul Bellow, Horacio Quiroga, Oscar Wilde, Beigbeder,
David Lynch, The Sopranos, Paul Thomas Anderson
Jarmusch, Irreversible, La Haine, Summer of S.A.M., Pusher,
Scorcese, Tarantino, Almadovar, Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Cohen
brothers, Bergman...too many!