Writers: Douglas Adams, James Clavell, Chuck Klosterman, Nick
Hornby, P.J. O'Rourke, J.K. Rowling, Ian Rankin, Greil Marcus,
My top ten favorite films in no particular order are (at this
writing): Blade Runner, In Bruges, 24 Hour Party People, Stranger
Than Fiction, Trainspotting, Taxi Driver, Dr. Strangelove, Naked,
Videodrome, Wings of Desire. Following close behind would be Until
The End of the World, The Graduate, Brazil, Casino, Heat, Watchmen,
Almost Famous, The Wild Bunch, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Once,
Broadcast News, Manhattan, Son of Rambow, the James Bond movies,
Hot Fuzz, Tristram Shandy, The Matrix, Dazed And Confused, Scott
Pilgrim vs. the World, High Fidelity, Banlieue 13, Harry Brown, The
Life of Brian. Favorite directors include Michael Winterbottom, Wim
Wenders, Edgar Wright, Neil Marshall, Michael Mann, Martin
Scorsese, Robert Altman, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg.
Music: Queen (I've seen "We Will Rock You" three times), David
Bowie, The Kinks, Pere Ubu, New Order, Joy Division, The Jam/Paul
Weller solo, Tom Waits, X, The Who, Lou Reed, Kirsty MacColl, The
Beatles, Pink Floyd, Richard Thompson, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello,
Replacements, Billy Bragg, Frank Zappa, The Clash, Husker Du, The
Pogues, Nina Hagen, Sandy Denny, The Streets, Lady Sovereign, The
Cure, Pixies, Ramones, Jonathan Richman, Randy Newman, Bruce
TV: I'm obviously a big Anglophile, so most of what I love to death
(with a few notable exceptions) is produced by the BBC or some
other entity across the pond. Dr. Who, Torchwood, The Avengers, The
Wire, Farscape, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Gavin & Stacey,
The Inbetweeners, The IT Crowd, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes,
Luther, Sherlock, The Thick of It, Veep, Mock the Week, The Young
Ones, Battlestar Galactica, Millennium, Coupling (UK version),
Arrested Development. Also, I'm embarrassed to admit, Highlander:
The Series (my only "so insanely stupid I can't stop watching"
guilty pleasure). I'm also mourning the loss of 30 Rock. I want to
go to there.
Comedy: Rhod Gilbert, Frankie Boyle, George Carlin, Michael
McIntyre, Bill Hicks, Dara Ó Briain, Milton Jones, Denis Leary, Ed
Food: Chinese, general Asian fusion, Italian. I live not too far
from Little India but haven't really explored it food-wise yet
though I'd like to.
Podcasts (just saw this on another profile and decided I needed to
steal the category for myself as well): Kevin Pollak's Chat Show,
Rachel Maddow, How Did This Get Made?, The Nerdist, Radio Free
Skaro, The Dana Gould Hour.