MaxGotham
31Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
My ideal day could easily fit into a single city block: outdoor markets, bookstores, restaurants with no menus, bars with no TV.

On weekends I take marathon walks crossing multiple boroughs. I've lived and worked in several different countries and am constantly scheming on how to visit more. I like traveling to places that have neither Disney parks nor spring break packages.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the social sciences as a teacher and researcher.

I'm passionate about social justice, global politics, and urban infrastructure issues. Hope you are too.
I’m really good at
Making everyone wait while cooking with a glass of wine in my hand is a specialty. Devouring books. Getting lost.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Dr. Strangelove, Groundhog day, Brazil, Rififi, All About My Mother, Dead Man, Yellow Submarine, Talk to Her, Viridiana, Harlan County USA, Underground, Sunset Boulevard.

Books: Milan Kundera, Margaret Atwood, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Susan Sontag, Mating by Norman Rush, David Harvey, Pierre Bourdieu, Borges, Joseph Conrad (although kind of a racist), Hilary Mantel, The Master and Margarita, Dorothy Parker, Frank O'Hara, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Amos Oz, Kiran Desai- The Inheritance of Loss, lots of academic shit. Just finished and thoroughly enjoyed the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante. We should talk about them!

TV: The Wire and Twin Peaks. The Americans because I love all things Cold War (...except for, you know, the nuclear missiles pointed at the US and the fear of imminent atomic annihilation).

Music: I like shitty pop music in English and Spanish, classic rock, jazz, and Balkan music (brass, roma, chalga). I'm sorry this category is not more rarefied and my musical tastes are so basic. I'm happy to let you choose the music and learn about what you like.

Food: Giving new meaning to omnivore. I'm that guy unabashedly drinking the juice from a dish of hot snails in a Moroccan bazaar...no really, I'm sorry if you were sitting next to me and some of it got on your pants.
Paella may be my favorite dish but that's only because it's so all-encompassing....I'll try anything but I particularly like spicy food.
Six things I could never do without
espresso, aimless wandering, beaten passport for aimless wandering, good book, elaborate culinary schemes, wine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Maybe the key to online dating is to metamorphosize into a dog. That seems to be the prime target of attention and affection here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely in a bar but would be happy to be in a restaurant, movie, lecture, walk, cooking, chilling in a backyard. Anything that involves laughing, joking, chatting.

Or maybe drinking a glass of wine in bed with a good book. Come on, don't pretend like you never drink wine in bed...
You should message me if
Quick-witted, sassy, left-wing humans apply above.
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