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Books: All types of literature from a variety of times and
cultures, plus modern non-fiction mostly from progressive writers
like Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky. Thomas Pynchon holds a special
place in my heart where he hides from the media when he's in town.
I'm in a meetup group that's taking turns reading Ulysses
out loud. There are a lot of classic works that I've never taken
the time to read, partly because everyone else already has.
Movies: Altman, Kubrick, Gilliam, Jarmusch, Lynch, Coen
Bros., Hallström, Wenders, Almodóvar, Julie Taymor, Ang Lee;
small-budget, character-driven comedies or dramas, sometimes in
foreign languages, e.g. Amélie. I can watch almost anything
with Johnny Depp or Winona Ryder. Lately, however, I haven't been
spending much time watching flicks at all.
Shows: live theatre & dance! I love my friends at
Catastrophic Theatre, Freneticore, & Continuum Performance Art.
I don't own a TV, don't really want one.
Music: Very eclectic tastes, from Baroque to hip-hop to
world-beat. My Pandora mix covers some huge territory.
Beatle fan since pre-school; got into progressive/art rock in high
school & never outgrew it, even through my punk years.
Oh, and '80s synth-pop? I invented that, by accident, but Joe
Strummer has already forgiven me.
Food: South Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Tex-Mex, gourmet
sandwiches (all vegetarian or vegan, thanx).