Generally the art/media I like are things that can enlighten the
mind, open the heart and have other positive impacts on people. The
power of media/art is amazing. I try not to swim in the mainstream
though; generally the current is strong, but the depth is shallow.
I swear I'm not a hipster, whatever that is. So if any/a lot of
these lists resonate with you, say hi. At the least, we may become
friends who can go to shows/movies/exhibits/etc.
Books: The Dhammapada, Four Agreements, Tao Te Ching, The Archaic
Revival, Houston Smith's The World's Religions, The End of your
World, Capitalism Hits the Fan, Breaking Open the Head,
Autobiography of Malcolm X, etc., etc.
Currently reading Zen Mind, Beginners mind.
Movies: The Fifth Element (if you understand what the Fifth Element
actually is, I will love you forever. It's not that hard), Paul
(also, if Paul could be your guru, I'd love you forever), The Big
Lebowski, Lord of the Rings, The Green Mile, The Last Samurai, Star
Wars, Ip Man, etc., etc.
I like all genres except horror. I can't possible see how it's
enjoyable to artificially create a state of anxiety :p
Shows: The Boondocks, Futurama,Star Trek (TNG, DS9), The Office,
Big Bang Theory, Bill Moyers and Co., Nature, Charlie Rose, Tavis
Smiley, more NPR/PBS stuff.
Radio: Pacifica > NPR > Everything else.
Music: Reggae (Groundation, Damian Marley, Ooklah the Moc, Luciano,
SOJA, Lionheart Sounds, etc.) Underground Hip Hop (The Grouch,
Hieroglyphics, Eligh, Binary Star, Zion I, Brother Ali, Myka9,
Binary Star, etc) Old School (Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Al Green,
Really, I've come across music in all genres that I've liked. Music
is seriously amazing, and much of the music I've listened to has
immensely influenced the person I am. Dude, it can have huge
impacts on all aspects of being. Pretty cool.
Food: I'm game for pretty much anything besides balut. Try to go
organic/local as much as possible, and not eat too much meat. God,
the paradox of bacon kills me. So delish, but pigs are so freaking