I also used to be good at academia. I completed my BA at York and California, and my Masters at Oxford. I wrote my thesis on Women in Punk, and called it Nevermind the Bollocks.
Music wise: I like the Xx, Grimes, The Weeknd, Drake, ASAP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, plus all the old indie favourites from my younger days.
I enjoy books by Milan Kundera and Charles Bukowski, and my favourite book is Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi. I'm currently reading the Master & Margarita by Bulgakov.
I don't watch much TV, but I loved watching the boxsets of The Wire, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, and I'm currently gagging for season 4 of Game of Thrones.