“…nobody on this planet ever really chooses each other. I mean, it's all a question of quantum physics, molecular attraction, and timing. Why, there are laws we don't understand that bring us together and tear us apart...” -- Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham)
Am deeply eclectic: a reader, a writer, a designer, a bicycler, a mac guy, a tall guy. I'm impressed by: brains, talent, style, curiosity, fitness and humor-- anywhere on the continuum from dry wit to goofiness to snark.
um, Annie Hall. Also Chinatown, All the President's Men, Tootsie, Three Days of the Condor, The Verdict, Frances, Big Chill, Almost Famous, Michael Clayton, Synecdoche, Ordinary People, In the Loop, I am Love, English Patient, Sideways. Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm. Oh, and Chris Rock performance films, which owe so much to Richard Pryor.
Music I listen to...
Crooners: Madeleine Peyroux, Tierney Sutton, Lucinda Williams, Leonard Cohen, Diana Krall, Holly Cole, Linda Ronstadt (so sad about her parkinsons), Paul Simon, and that supremely talented jerk, Sinatra.
Popsters: Miley, Katy, Taylor, Pink, Avril, and, yes, Prince & Madonna.
Rockers: Bruce, Bob, David (Byrne), Elvis (Costello), Warren (Zevon)
Hipsters: Lake Street Dive, The Hold Steady, Strokes, Killers, The National, Ani, Hem, Gaslight Anthem, Okkervil River
William Gibson, Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, Ward Just, Curtis Sittenfeld, Richard Ford, John Updike, Lorrie Moore, Amy Waldman, Lorraine Adams, and anything Nick Hornby recommends-- lately, Emma Forrest and Megan Abbott. Oh, and Emily St. John Mandel.
Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Caro, Richard Ben Cramer, Michael Lewis, Susan Sontag, Joan Didion (yes, I know she writes fiction, but c'mon).
Adrienne Rich, Mary Oliver, Jack Gilbert, Rumi, cummings.
The Circle, Dave Eggers
The dailies, the weeklies, the monthlies.