Movies: "Brazil", "Synecdoche, New York", "The Big Lebowski" and
most other Coen brothers films, PT Anderson's films, The Marx
Brothers, "Ratatouille," "Wall-E" (and other pixar movies), Woody
Allen films (older ones), "There Will be Blood" and this short
animated film here: http://vimeo.com/7867746
Theater: Beckett, Martin McDonough, Sara Ruhl, Chekhov and Tom
Music: Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, They Might Be Giants, The Magnetic
Fields, The Decemberists, Raymond Scott, Gillian Welch, Regina
Spektor, David Byrne, Iron and Wine, Bluegrass, New Orleans Jazz.
Making music with friends.
Podcasts: I am a big fan of the following: Radiolab, Judge John
Hodgeman, and Long Now SALT lectures.
Books: I love the russians: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gogol. Also
Kafka, Italo Calvino, Stanislaw Lem and Kurt Vonnegut. Also 100
Years of Solitude and Blindness.
And: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Le Petit Prince, The 13
Nonfiction: Stewart Brand and Wade Davis.