Virginia Woolf, pretty much any Victorian novel, Flannery O'Connor, and poets: Frank O'Hara, Elizabeth Bishop, Catherine Wagner, Chelsea Minnis, Brenda Shaughnessy, Ariana Reines, poems by my friends.
I watch kind of a lot of BBC, anything with period costumes. I enjoy smart sci-fi and the occasional superhero movie thrown in with my high brow.
Lately I've been listening to shoegaze revival bands, anything that reminds me of the music I listened to in the 90's. I'm a big 60's soul fan. Listen to swing and gypsy jazz, to which I dance a few nights a week.