My cover story:
By day, tutor in Math, English, and test prep at a school in East Harlem and in homes across the city. By night, theater artist (writer/producer/actor) and more recently, illustrator. Currently working on adapting a play I wrote into a graphic novel.
His Dark Materials, Cloud Atlas, Blood Meridian, Gravity's Rainbow, Disgrace, Freedom, The Sun Also Rises, On The Road, How to Live Safely in A Science Fictional Universe, Brave New World, The Road, Super Sad True Love Story, The Crying of Lot 49, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke
Watchmen, Asterios Polyp, V for Vendetta, Sandman, Preacher, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, Blankets, Black Hole, Local, Scott Pilgrim, just about anything by Paul Pope, Brian K Vaughan or Grant Morrison
The Fountain, City of God, Koyaanisqatsi, Apocalypse Now, Adaptation, The Big Lebowski, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Oldboy, The Incredibles, The Life Aquatic, The Fall, Delicatessen, The Wrestler, Ran, Bronson, Dark City, Speed Racer (don't judge)
The Wire (yes I'm one of those Wire acolytes, deal with it), Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Louie, Broad City, Orange is the New Black -- you know, the good stuff
Is best live. The long list includes: Radiohead, Menomena, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Dirty Projectors, Wolf Parade, The Dodos, Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, The National, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Titus Andronicus, Modest Mouse, Okkervil River, The Beatles, The Flaming Lips, the Eels, Owen Pallett, New Order, Kanye, the Magnetic Fields, Beck, Tame Impala, Janelle Monae, Joanna Newsom, LCD Soundsystem, Suckers, Velvet Underground, Twin Shadow, the Roots, Wild Beasts, Gang Gang Dance, Beirut, St. Vincent, Frank Ocean, Run The Jewels, Purity Ring, and on and on
Variety is the spice of life, but if I had to pick 3, then maybe sushi, burritos, and pizza. Good pizza. I really like everything though. Except pickles. Fuck pickles. Is that offensive? On the upside, I'm a big fan of people who will take said pickles off my hands, so don't be hatin' just because you're a pickle aficionado. This has potential.
A creative outlet
Something to look forward to
Inexplicable, nigh impossible coincidences. This city is much stranger than we give it credit for.
Food. Sex. The basics.
The way we live our lives - city vs. nature, technological civilization vs. the life of the land, and how to reconcile those two in a place like New York.
Whether using "nigh" in an OkCupid profile makes me sound ridiculous.
Also, I can read your tarot.
Or maybe you just want to? That works too.