newyorkmonkey
35 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
I'm having a much easier time with these lists down below. What a delight! It really is like something made for Stefon, the Bill Hader character on SNL. "This girl has everything: references to obscure movies, translated Russian jokes, a first- hand story about Ricky Martin in a bath towel." (It's true. Also ask me about DJ Baby Bok Choi!)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a lapsed history student-turned-journalist-turned-foundation/philanthropy type. My thoughts about the world of large foundations range from venomous to self-righteously laudatory, depending on the day.

I've lived a few places, including St. Petersburg, Russia; Berlin; the Bay Area; and a pretty rural part of Wisconsin.
I’m really good at
Singing (sometimes); making lists; baking an apple charlotte; biking from Brooklyn to Manhattan; coming up with poems appropriate for an occasion; overthinking things (also sometimes).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Passion, by Jeanette Winterson
Headlong, Michael Frayne
The Dictionary of the Khazars, Milorad Pavic
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Harold and Maude
Kryzstof Kieslowski's Red, White, Blue trilogy
Arizona Dream
Bonnie and Clyde
Soapdish

My music taste is eclectic and probably a bit out of date. I am going to see Willie Nelson this week. [A previous iteration of my music answer name dropped Fiona Apple, classical vocalises, the Animal Cracker Song by Melanie and Lou Reed.]

I eat everything.
The six things I could never do without
Wine; NPR/podcasts/magazines; travel (work or otherwise); exercise; recently, the soundtrack to a music documentary called Hecho en Mexico; alas, an internet connection.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Religion. Cultural signifiers. Feminism. Shoes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a tomato horder.

I fell asleep during "In the Mood for Love."

I find Amy Goodman irritating.

If you're a man who has listed his age range on this thing such that your age is the upper limit, I am probably judging you.

I can't say for sure, but I'm probably just here to get laid.
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