Books - Machiavelli's The Prince, The Death and Life of Great
American Cities, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The
Secret History (Anecdota), Beowulf, Demian (Herman Hesse),
Dostoyevsky, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Through the
Looking Glass, Essays in Zen Buddhism (Suzuki).
Shows - South Park, Archer, Colbert Report, reruns, college
football, cooking and travel shows.
Movies - Vertigo, Fargo, Black Swan, Donnie Darko, Brazil, Spinal
Tap, Top Secret, Monty Python, Spaceballs.
Music - Anything with soul, with a beat, or a hook. Western swing,
free bop, 60's soul, jazz fusion, New Orleans funk, house, EDM,
Romanian club hits. Artists I have listened to and enjoyed recently
include Inna, Kaskade, Eazy E, The Meters, Lana Del Rey, Goldfrapp,
Steely Dan, Kamelia, Caro Emerald, Fats Domino, Frank Zappa,
Medina, Daft Punk, Prince, Tom Boxer/Antonia, Calvin Harris, Amy
Food - Mediterranean, Italian, sushi, Thai, Mexican, seafood,
Cajun, Creole, home cooking, comfort food, organic, local wine and
beer. Anchovies, capers, sheep's milk cheese, scallions, clams,
prosciutto, cayenne, kale, thyme, eggs.
Art - Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Klimt, Pop Art, Byzantine mosaics,
Most Interesting People - Theodora Empress of Rome, Pope Francis,
Jan Zelezny, Jane Jacobs, Charlie Parker.