Books: NYC history, Confederacy of Dunces, Sarah Vowell, John
Irving, Zadie Smith. Taking a break from Murakami. The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Junot Diaz, books about
food. Edgar Allan Poe. Interwebs: GOOD magazine, random cooking
blogs, McSweeney's Lists
Movies: characters flawed or funny, or both:Woody Allen, Wes
Anderson, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Whale Rider, Cameron
Crowe, Clue, American Beauty, Ice Storm, The Neverending Story.
Loved Crazy Heart and the soundtrack. I smiled throughout Fantastic
Mr. Fox. Never Let Me Go haunted me. Wet Hot American Summer had
all my favorite people. Drive was pretty to watch. Go see The
Artist, be enchanted.
TV: In the height of summer TV awfulness, I cancelled my cable. I
do dig 30 Rock, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, Parks and
Rec, Mad Men. I still mourn the loss of the State on MTV.
Portlandia is hilarious. It makes fun of me, and probably you,
Music: I'm always down for some classic or rootsy rock, alt-country
or any band that still plays actual instruments! Wilco, Beck, James
Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Nick Drake, Ryan Adams, Van Morrison,
Heart, The Head and the Heart, Jose Gonzalez/Junip, The Only Living
Boy in New York. The bands our Dads listened to.
The hipsteriffic bands are good too, I guess. The dancey kinds are
Food: Trying to eat more local, more vegetables, yadda yadda. Fish
tacos, forever. Meat and veg. Picky eaters need not apply (totally
acceptable [preferable?] to hate on those add your own toppings
frozen yogurt spots. They have no soul. NO SOUL.). Recipe
suggestions and/or dishwashers welcomed, thanks.
Podcasts: The Moth, This American Life. Professor Blastoff.