I've read a lot of books by: Kim Stanley Robinson, Kurt Vonnegut, JG Ballard, Haruki Murakami, Naomi Kline, Jared Diamond. (And a bunch of architecture theory).
Two classic authors who I don't much care for (except for one book): Steinbeck (Winter of Our Discontent), Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises).
music: late 60s to early 70s rock, and stuff that sounds like it. Late 70s to early 80s punk, and stuff that sounds like it.
movies/tv: "oscillating fan for your home"