Urban studies, city planning (in the vein of Jane Jacobs), revisionist history/ peoples' history (a la Howard Zinn). Currently reading a history of the CIA by Tim Weiner and it's outstanding.
MOVIES: Pulp Fiction, Drive, Rushmore, City of God, Dr. Strangeglove, Ghostbusters, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, all the Dirty Harry movies, Zodiac, Kill Bill (1&2), Midnight Run, James Bond (minus most of the Brosnan years), Bring it On, Mean Girls, Full Metal Jacket, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
TV: Deadwood, Justified, The Wire, Mr. Show, Twin Peaks, The Office (UK), Peep Show, Arrested Development, Louie, Six Feet Under, Larry Sanders
TUNES: QOTSA, Spoon, Tom Waits, Howlin' Wolf, The Replacements, Pixies, Frank Black, Beck, Jenny Lewis, Zeppelin, Nada Surf, Sam Cooke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello, Hank Snow, George Jones, CASH, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Elliott Smith, Nas, Lucinda Williams, Radiohead, Outkast, Albert King, Lil B the Based God, Evan Johns & the H-Bombs, Marc Ribot
FOOD: Italian Food, English Food, Sushi, Szechuan, Mexican