Books are a lifelong passion of mine. My favorites include The
Great Gatsby (my absolute favorite), To Kill a Mockingbird, The
Book Thief, The Sun Also Rises, Watchmen, House of Leaves, Catcher
in the Rye, and King Lear.
I'm woefully uneducated when it comes to movies. I like cult
classics, but I'm generally not as passionate about movies as I am
about other art forms. I love watching television characters
develop, and I don't think movies have a long enough format to
accomplish such wide narrative arcs. I'd genuinely love to be
proven wrong, though.
Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Firefly, Breaking Bad, Twin
Peaks, Six Feet Under, The Wire, The Sopranos.
Music: I'm mainly interested in experimental/alternative rock,
post-punk, and shoegaze. I have too many favorites to list
completely, but they include Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Joy Division,
Talking Heads, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Codeine, REM, Nirvana, Dinosaur
Jr, Magazine, Bauhaus, The Cure, The Fall, Wire, The Velvet
Underground, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, The Clash, The Smiths, early
Arcade Fire, My Bloody Valentine, Catherine Wheel, Slowdive, Otis
Redding, The Beatles, Brian Eno, The Rolling Stones, Spiritualized,
Led Zeppelin, Burial, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, and anything
produced by Steve Albini.