I listen to music all the time, but recently I've been listening to
the new albums from J Roddy Walston and the Business, Hard Girls,
The Roots, and Christian Loffler. More generally, I'm into punk,
indie, electronic music, and a smattering of hip hop (though
obviously not limited to those genres--inasmuch as one considers
"indie" a genre).
I'm always reading something. I try to alternate between fiction
and non-fiction, but lately I've been biasing towards the latter. I
just read "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin, and now I'm
working on "Capital" by Thomas Piketty and "The Everything Store"
by Brad Davis. Once those are done, I think I'll do some Didion or
Nabokov. For nonfiction, my tastes vary: everything from
tech/law/culture (e.g. "Remix") to race/politics (e.g. "The New Jim
Crow") to econ/psych (e.g. "Thinking, Fast and Slow") to
journalism/history (e.g. "And The Band Played On") to
LGBT/sexuality (e.g. "Sex at Dawn"). Seriously, bookshelves are
probably the most prominent furniture in my apartment. Favorite
authors: Salinger, Kerouac, Diaz, Wolfe (Tom), Kesey, HST, DFW, and
I love Pixar movies, especially Up and Wall-E. I don't know why but
I'm not particularly fond of the Toy Story sequels. Other favorite
movies: La Haine, American History X, Rebel Without a Cause, Igby
Goes Down, Half Nelson, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Brick, The
Wrestler, Entre les Murs (aka The Class), Drive, The Lives of
I don't watch much TV, primarily because I don't own one or have
Netflix. The last show I really got into was Archer, mainly because
I love H. Jon Benjamin's characters.
As for food, I'm super excited to be back in the States if only for
the peanut butter (although I'll also admit that almond butter is
way better). But I'll admit I'm bummed at how much worse the hummus
is here compared to London. I do like to cook (and bake) whenever I
have time. I make some mean turkey (or chicken) chili, and I have a
serious weakness for banana bread or pumpkin anything.