Music: Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings; Matthew Sweet; R.E.M.; old Elton John (pre-1980's); Hole; Nirvana; Mozart; Vivaldi; Beethoven; Gypsy Kings; Buena Vista Social Club; Stevie Ray Vaughan; Elmore James; Annie Lennox; Kelly Hogan; Alabama Shakes; B-52s; The Choir; TVontheRadio; AKUS; Lyle Lovett; The Haints; Hall & Oates, Old Time Music in general; Americana; Blues; R&B; so much more.
Movies: Lars and the Real Girl; V for Vendetta; Fargo; Raising Arizona; The Gods Must Be Crazy; Napoleon Dynamite; Eastern Promises; History of Violence; Waitress; Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
Books: So Much Pretty; Just Kids; Drop City; Fair & Tender Ladies; On Agate Hill; The Cove; Jesus' Son; all of Jane Austin's books; The Lovely Bones; The Double Bind; Nance Van Winckle's short story collections and poetry; Rick Bass's short stories; Anais Nin's Diaries; The Book Thief; City of Thieves; A Little Life; The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich (hard to read, but necessary, I believe); The World Without Us; books about sustainability/water policy, etc.
Food: Indian; Greek; Thai; Italian; Korean, healthy Soul Food (I don't eat meat, but I do eat fish); a nice red wine (cabernet, malbec, pinot noir), pale ale, all vegetables. No olives, please.
Shows: Inspector Morse Mysteries, New Tricks, Masterpiece Theatre, pretty much anything on PBS. Netflix is awesome.
News: BBC News, NPR, the AJC (have to keep up with some local stuff); Deutsche Welle.