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Always reading something. Recent winners in the past few months:
Death & Life of Great American Cities (Jacobs), Delirious New
York (Koolhaas), Everything & More (DFW), Chronicle of a Death
Foretold (Marquez), My Struggle (Knausgaard), Wittgenstein's Nephew
(Bernhard). You know: beach reads.
Movies: Rules of the Game, Mouchette, Blowup, Chinatown, Rosemary's
Baby, Harold & Maude, Cleo from 5 to 7, Stalker, Tokyo Story,
the 7-Up series, Groundhog Day, Ordinary People, Yi Yi, Touch of
Evil, Don't Look Now, the Isle of Flowers, Scenes from a Marriage,
The Green Ray, Love & Death, The Great Muppet Caper. I know, I
know, esoteric. But trust me, at least one of these titles you
haven't seen is your future favorite film of all-time.
TV: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks, & Arrested Development.
Broad City is hilarious.
Music: Cocteau Twins, Elliott Smith, Stevie Wonder, Arthur Russell,
Schubert, Jobim, David Bowie, Bill Evans, Fela Kuti, The Smiths,
The Band, Joni Mitchell, Neutral Milk Hotel, Os Mutantes, Jacques
Brel, Pixies, Ratatat, Radiohead, Anita O'Day, James Brown,
Tortoise, Wire, Beethoven, Big Star, Jorge Ben, Jai Paul, Richard
& Linda Thompson. Recent St. Vincent & Angel Olsen albums
were excellent. James Blake is pretty great.
I'm culturally omnivorous.