My writing role models are Borges, Kafka, Italo Calvino, and Ian
MacEwan. Additional love and gratitude goes out to Murakami and
Milan Kundera. I love short stories, especially Chekhov. My
favorite play is Cyrano de Bergerac, and my favorite children's
story is The Nightengale And The Rose by Oscar Wilde. I also like
Neal Stephenson and pulpier sci-fi, a la Alfred Bester.
Graphic novels: Blankets, Habibi, and all things Chris Ware.
Movies: Stranger Than Fiction, Pan's Labyrinth, and 80's rom-coms
where the guy eventually falls for his punky girl best friend. I
just saw The Fall and cried so hard, really want to see it
Music: Historically I've preferred indie longhair sad bands that
tell elaborate stories (Okkerville River, Arcade Fire, Mountain
Goats). Lately though I just want turn up the bass and dance.
Visually I dig on clean lines, high contrast monochrome, and
If it's food I'll eat it, the weirder the better.