Grew up on Long Island then to St. Louis for college where I patented my faux-midwest charm and began to fit "ya'll" into my regular speech patterns, then to LA where even with my C-List casting studio job I was too self-deprecating and much of an individual to fully fit in, then to Austin where I honed my carpetbaggery and left with a seersucker suit and a pair of cowboy boots, now back in NY.
I love to cook and find it oddly cathartic. Ditto for running and karaoke.
Books: Vonnegut, Chris Buckley, Chris Hitchens, Chuck Klosterman, Dave Eggers, a lot of nonfiction...
Music: Beatles, Who, Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Phish, Frank Zappa, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk, Steve Poltz, Ryan Adams, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Wilco, MMW, Miles, Coltrane, Quiet Company... I'm pretty eclectic.
TV: The Wire, Mad Men, Treme, Saturday Night Live, Boardwalk Empire, Bill Maher, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Kroll Show, Larry Sanders Show, Get Smart, Jeopardy
Movies: The Apartment, Airplanes, Naked Guns, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Farrelly Brothers, Godard, Mike Nichols, spaghetti Westerns
Food: I eat almost anything. And I love to cook.