TV: Homeland, Kimmy Schmidt, American Gods, Twin Peaks (no idea what's happening, but willing to take the trip); the Leftovers finale might be the best ending for a show since Six Feet Under. Was very happy it avoided the puzzle-plotting that afflicts too many Damon Lindelof-run shows.
Books: Big fan of Don DeLillo and Philip Roth; went through a stretch where I read Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. Love mysteries and detective stories: Chandler (The Long Goodbye is one of the best books about Southern California), McDonald, Michael Connelly from LA; Ian Rankin and Georges Simenon from Europe. Not a fan of the Millennium Trilogy books. Think Lisbeth Sandaler is a great character, but, Larsson is not much of a storyteller; the plots are clunky and the writing pedestrian. More recently: Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad is searing, brilliant and corrosively funny; thought Jean Stein's (RIP) West Of Eden was a good an oral biography as Edie.
My taste in music? Think an edgier and broader KCRW; from electronic dance music to Gregorian chants and much in between. Also love live music, from a small club the Bowl. Hope this clears things up.
a well-written book
the love of a good woman