I listen to music all the time, but recently I've been listening to
the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hop Along, Masked Intruder,
Dikembe, and Joyce Manor. More generally, I'm into punk, indie, and
electronic music (though obviously not strictly limited to those 3
I'm always reading something. I try to alternate between fiction
and non-fiction. I just finished "The Pale King", and I think I'll
read "NW" next. 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"). Seriously,
bookshelves are probably the most prominent furniture in my
apartment. Favorite authors: Salinger, Kerouac, Klosterman, Diaz,
Wolfe (Tom), Kesey, HST, DFW, and others.
The last good movie I saw was Drive. 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: Easy Rider,
La Haine, American History X, Rebel Without a Cause, Igby Goes
Down, Half Nelson, Paranoid Park, Wristcutters: A Love Story,
Brick, The Wrestler, Entre les Murs (aka The Class).
Oh, and I don't own a TV. I still watch a few things from time to
time, but there are usually other things I'd rather be doing.
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). 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.