Anna Karenina, Voltaire, Hugo, Marquez, Maupassant, Conrad. Elmore Leonard. Herodotus. Carl Jung. Styron. European, English and Middle Eastern history. The New York Review of Books, The Economist.
Current faves: Keith Richards' memoir, Middlemarch.
Movies / TV:
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tangled (the horse!), Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev, Bourne movies, Marriage, Italian Style. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, LOTR, The Hobbit, Newsradio, Big Bang Theory, BBC Sherlock Holmes, Who Shot Liberty Valence?, The Avengers, Fitzcarraldo, Maltese Falcon, The Lion in Winter, Original Star Trek, Antonioni's l'Avventura, Star Wars (IV), Nights of Cabiria, Jacques Tati's movies. The Addams Family. Beetlejuice. ETC!!
Directors: John Huston, Billy Wilder's films, Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, the Marx Brothers, Hitchcock, Vittorio de Sica, Antonioni, early Fellini, Mel Brooks
Music: Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, jazz from the 50's and 60's. James Brown, En Vogue, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Rolling Stones, JS Bach, Sly and Parliament, Amadou and Mariam, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees, a lot of other punk and post-punk groups. All the classic Blues players, especially Muddy Waters, BB King, Albert King and Albert Collins. Bobby Bland. Chopin. The Minutemen. Debussy. Satie. Late Mozart. Stevie Wonder. Marin Marais and that Lully guy. Joy Division, Cheb Khaled, a lot of Middle Eastern and African music.
Food: Middle Eastern, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Italian, Mexican and Indian. I'm mostly into Korean and Indian these days.
Music, Golden Gate park, friends, good drummers, my 12th century penny, coffee maker, yoga, travel.