Most recently, I was a finalist for the New Yorker cartoon caption contest, which I consider among my greatest accomplishments.
Movies: "Darjeeling Limited," "The Last Waltz," "City of God." If you can't laugh at my healthy Star Wars obsession, it might not work out.
Music: Oh boy... Lately I've been on a Fela Kuti kick. Besides that, anything that came out of Brazil, Jazz (Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal), R&B/soul (Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, D'Angelo, Raphael Saddiq), hip hop (Mos Def, Common, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, Pete Rock), as well as a diverse smörgåsbord of rock and folk music from different generations (The Beatles, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Raconteurs... I realize that many of these artists I'm listing together have nothing to do with one another). Flying Lotus, Towa Tei, and Stereolab are cool.
Food: That which is spicy, salty, or foreign to me.