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Books: Way too many to even scratch the surface, but here's a
Nonfiction: The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan, The Elegant Universe
by Brian Greene, People's History of the United States by Howard
Zinn, Language of the Land by James Stephenson, Wilderness and the
American Mind by Roderick Frazier Nash, and Christ Stopped at Eboli
by Carlo Levi. I love a debauchery-filled autobiography, especially
Keith Richards and Dr. John's, and good essay collections,
especially David Foster Wallace stuff and Pulphead by John Jeremiah
Sullivan, who is the heir to DFW's throne.
Fiction: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Cat's Cradle by
Kurt Vonnegut, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. So many
Plays: I used to live near Chicago, so basically anything at
Steppenwolf or the Goodman, and specifically God of Carnage, Art,
Killer Joe, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I haven't been to
a play in St. Louis yet, but I hear good things.
Favorite movies: O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski, Saving
Private Ryan, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, Tommy Boy, Tombstone,
There's Something About Mary, Apocalypse Now, Bonnie and Clyde,
Silence of the Lambs, The Thing (1982 Kurt Russell version),
Terminator 2, The Artist, Animal House, The Good, the Bad & the
Ugly, The Last Waltz, Stop Making Sense, Dude Where's My Car. Shut
Up Little Man and I Like Killing Flies. Documentaries rule.
TV: I don't watch much tv, but: Mr. Show with Bob and David,
Seinfeld, Friends, 30 Rock, Broad City, Reno 911, Key & Peele,
Mad Men, Arrested Development, Cosmos, Flight of the Conchords, The
State, Daily Show, Colbert Report
Music: Beatles, Soul Coughing, Best Coast, jazz from the 1940's -
60's, 70's Funk, Bear Hands, Tune-Yards, LCD Soundsystem, My
Morning Jacket, Ohio Players, The Meters, Dr. John, Steely Dan,
Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Nirvana, Jamie Cullum, Ben Folds, The
Pretenders, any bluegrass, 90s rock, reggae, ska. So much more.
Classical: Liszt, Debussy, Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart