I have bought (and read) A Brief History Of Time, and I like reading Martin Gilbert's 20thC histories.
Not too good with films, I do enjoy them but fail to watch at home as I try to do other things at the same time.
Most music from the late 60s to the late 70s, not punk though. Not keen on the fat lady in opera, and dance music doesn't inspire. Blues are good, especially some of the recent female singers (Eva Cassidy, Katie Melua). The "English R&B Movement" (Fleetwood Mac, Led Zep etc) and Electric Folk (Fairport Convention, Levelers, Seth Lakeman). The list is very, very long, and I listen to music most days.
I like "interesting foods", Indian, Thai, Mexican and Chinese. Lots of different flavours... Yum!