At home I'm usually reading and writing, maybe cooking, yoga, listening to podcasts, tackling Mandarin... I need novelty and creativity as well as a constant influx of new information to chew on. I'm trying to balance the demands of actually getting out there and living life with meaningful reflection and aggregation of my experiences into substantial works, usually through writing or photography.
End of Belonging, Greg Madison
Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy, and Dialogue
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
Life Lessons from Nietzsche, John Armstrong
Movies: Moonrise Kingdom. Stranger than Fiction. Metropolis. The Princess Bride. Chronos, Baraka, Samsara. Also notable, I did Bergman's entire filmography in the span of two weeks during a particularly bleak Shanghai winter.
Shows: Girls, New Girl, Bored to Death, 30 Rock, Community, Modern Family, Mad Men, Sopranos
Music: Alabama Shakes, The Arcade Fire, Beirut, Belle and Sebastian, Billie Holiday, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cut Copy, The Decemberists, The Delfonics, Divine Fits, Fleet Foxes, Interpol, jj, Joy Division, LCD Soundsystem, The Lumineers, M. Ward, Modest Mouse, The National, Panda Bear, Pixies, The Smiths, Spoon, Lou Reed/ The Velvet Underground, The Walkmen, Wolf Parade, The xx, etc etc
Food: I really love all kinds of food...except meat (well, I love it I just don't eat it, other than during travel...then I make exceptions).