I'm an assortment of places, experiences, and things. I appeared, fully formed, from Oklahoma City and Lima, Peru.
I live in Park Slope and sometimes worry if the line between yuppie and Patrick Bateman isn't a little blurry.
I'm a sucker for Philip Roth. Beyond that, recent favorites include New York 1960 (Stern), Gang Leader for a Day (Venkatesh) Skin (Jackson), Inherent Vice (Pynchon).
My favorite directors are P.T. Anderson and Robert Altman. For 2013 my top picks so far are Frances Ha and Fast and the Furious 6.
For music I'll try just about anything (including rap and country). Right now I'm alternating heavily between Gergiev and D'Angelo. I enjoy opera as well, if anyone under 30 wants to go the opera, I'm game.
I love going out to eat, and look forward to discovering the food of NYC. I'm also willing and able to travel almost anywhere if the food is right. I've gone to Connecticut for food, which is far more horrific than it sounds.
OKCupid doesn't have a place for art, but despite getting into art via art auctions I always enjoy going to galleries and the Met. My favorite artists right now are probably Gerhard Richter and Louise Lawler.
2. Media to enjoy.
3. Restaurants to go out to.
4. Architecture books and architecture to look out.
5. Ability to travel from time to time.
6. Movie theaters.