Books: Mostly science (esp. mind, ethics, and atheism),
science-fiction, history, and some general fiction.
Nonfiction: Jennifer Hecht, Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Steven
Pinker, Douglas Hofstadter, Sam Harris, Richard Wright, and Daniel
Fiction: Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, T.C. Boyle. I have a
soft spot for magical realism like The Man Who
Fell in Love with the Moon
, Stone Junction
, and Tex
and Molly in the Afterlife
SF/fantasy: Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula K. Le
Guin, Connie Willis, Terry Pratchett, Neil Stephenson, Kurt
Vonnegut, Cory Doctorow, and Charles Stross, and almost anything
dystopic or utopic.
I read Nonviolent
: a Language of Life a few years ago and I'm very
pleased to have NVC as a primary communication/conflict resolution
, Like Water for
, Man Facing Southeast
, Spirited Away
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, Waking Life
, The Princess Bride
, Garden State
Music: I have wide tastes. Alternative, bluegrass, latin,
electronic, folk, hip hop, punk, metal, industrial, and world music
all grace my MP3s. Newest additions: Rasputina, Beats Antique, and
the Cloud Atlas soundtrack.
Podcasts: This American Life, Radiolab, Infinite Monkey Cage.
Websites: Ars Technica, Boing Boing, and Arbroath are daily reads.