I'm trying to read better books, but sadly, I'm in a line of work where one can look at comics and call it "research". In any case, I like the work of Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Pratchett, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Philip K. Dick and J.G. Ballard. On the nerd shelf of awesomeness, Akira, and Dominion Tank Police take pride of place.
I tend to get more out of a b-movie with ambition than a mediocre blockbuster. Not big into cape films either, but I'll give most things a shot. Some favourites include 24 Hour Party People, Play It Again, Sam, Blade Runner, Dawn of the Dead (not so much the remake), Suspiria, Sorcerer, The Big Lebowski, Southern Comfort, Repo Man, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Ghost in the Shell and The Castle of Cagliostro.
I have a massive un-ironic love of the new wave, indie and electronic things. Particularly New Order, Depeche Mode, Carpenter Brut, Kavinsky, Daft Punk and so on. Also '70s Bowie, Talking Heads, The Funky Four, etc. Lately I've been listening to a lot of vaporwave, it's strangely soothing.
Don't get a huge amount of time for playing vidya games of late, but I still enjoy a good Metroidvania. Strangely, I've noticed when playing Breath of the Wild that I feel compelled to do the side quests, not out of any desire to get 100% completion, but just because I want the NPCs to be happy.
While I'm open to something longer term, my parents are not young and I do spend a lot of time looking after them at the moment, so please be cool with that.