Books: anything written by Jonathan Franzen or T.C. Boyle. I also
like Colson Whitehead, Chuck Klosterman, Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, and translations of classical literature.
I like the idea of Oscar Wilde, and I have a number of his writings
on my shelf to read, but I have to admit that I haven't read
anything by the man. The best contemporary book I've read in the
last 5 years was "Where Did You Go, Bernadette?" I prefer Hemingway
Movies: so many! I think my favorite movie ever is "Local Hero". I
also really enjoy "Pan's Labyrinth" every single time I watch
Food: I REALLY enjoy cooking. I might not be particularly talented
in the kitchen, but I'm always willing to try new recipes and learn
from other people. I think I'm getting better!
Music: I listen to a lot of Motown, but I'll list a smattering of
my favorite groups to make it easier, even if my favorite group is
undoubtedly Talking Heads. [Al Green, Aloe Blacc, Aretha Franklin,
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Beastie Boys, Beyonce, the Black
Keys, the Cat Empire, Charles Bradley, Chromeo, Coconut Records,
Dam-Funk, Derek and the Dominoes, Destroyer, Dum Dum Girls, Elvis
Costello, Fleet Foxes, Frank Ocean, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Grizzly
Bear, J Dilla, James Brown, Janelle Monae, Johnny Cash, Jurassic 5,
Kendrick Lamar, Local Natives, Mayer Hawthorne, Menahan Street
Band, Odd Future, Outkast, Paul Simon, the Pharcyde, the Roots,
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Solange, Stevie Wonder, St.
Vincent, the Supremes, THEESatisfaction, Wu-Tang Clan]