Music: Ampere, Aphex Twin, The Appleseed Cast, At the Drive-In, The Bad Plus, Battles, The Books, Broken Social Scene, Cap'n Jazz, Colossal, Converge, Destroyer, Dj Shadow, Django Reinhardt, Do Make Say Think, Don Caballero, Explosions in the Sky, Floor, Four Tet, Hella, The Hold Steady, Immortal Technique, James Blake, The Jesus Lizard, Kid Dakota, Maps & Atlases, Piglet, Radiohead, Refused, Russian Circles, Sleep, Titus Andronicus, Torche, The Weakerthans, Wilco, Why?
Books (Fiction): Underworld (Don Delillo), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami), Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace), Bluebeard (Kurt Vonnegut), Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy), The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky), and many many more that I cant seem to wrap my brain around right now.
If you want contemporary book suggestions, I have them...
Books (Non-fiction): Anything by Noam Chomsky, anything by Michel Foucault, The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins), The History of Western Philosophy (Bertrand Russell), Neurophilosophy (Patricia Churchland)
Directors: Paul Thomas Anderson, Gaspard Noe, Rian Johnson, Charlie Kaufmann, Coen Brothers, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Bergman, Allen, Tarantino, Malick, Herzog, Von Trier.
Tv Shows: Breaking Bad, Rectify, Arrested Development, Happy Endings (RIP), The Sopranos, The Wire, Louie, Boardwalk Empire, Battlestar Galactica.
1 of the above is false.