When you're in the film industry, everybody asks you your favorite
movie, so I always say Adaptation., though it's something that
changes on a weekly basis.
Whenever I feel particularly depressed, I always remind myself that
I live in an amazing world where I can watch The Big Lebowski or
any Coen bros. film whenever I want.
Zinn, Wilde, Vonnegut, Ender, Salinger, Arundhati Roy, Rilke,
Sagan, Harry, Edna St. Vincent Millay.
We are absolutely in TV's Golden Age right now. I can go on for
hours about how amazing the combination of HBO and DVR were for
American culture, but I won't do that here.
The Wire, Game of Thrones, Community, Parks and Rec., Lost, Louie,
Adventure Time, The Venture Bros., Avatar: The Last
I grew up listening to punk rock (mostly street punk), so that'll
always be my first love.
The rest: The Magnetic Fields, The Kinks, Bowie, Joy Division,
World/Inferno Friendship Society, They Might Be Giants, Talking
Heads, Roxy Music.
I put almost no stock in music as a signifier of a potential
This American Life, The Savage Lovecast, Slate's Spoiler Specials,
Stuff You Should Know, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.
Everything but mayonnaise. Spicy spicy spicy everything. I make my
own hot sauces.