On weekends I take marathon walks crossing multiple boroughs. I like traveling to places that have neither Disney parks nor spring break packages. I've lived and worked in several different countries and am constantly scheming on how to visit more.
I'm passionate about social justice, global politics, and urban infrastructure issues. Hope you are too.
Books: Milan Kundera, Margaret Atwood, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Susan Sontag, Mating by Norman Rush, David Harvey, Pierre Bourdieu, Borges, Arthur Miller- Tropic of Capricorn, Joseph Conrad, 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 first two Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante. Gonna try and ration out the second two books in the series.
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 try to make up for it through my other cultural capital. 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.
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...