Movies: Science and nature documentaries, especially BBC shows hosted by the great David Attenborough. I like animated movies by Hiyao Miyazaki...anything by Tim Burton, Clint Eastwood, Charles Chaplin, or the Coen Brothers...anything with Gary Oldman, Chistopher Walken, Kevin Spacey, Johnny Depp, etc...and now for another list: Eat Drink Man Woman, Batman series, The Big Lebowski, Bruno, Everything is Illuminated, Mary and Max, Million Dollar Baby, The Matrix (first only), Hugo, UP, Wallace and Gromit, 9, Borat, Memento, Microcosmos, Himalaya, Nightmare before Christmas, The Lord of the Rings, The Pillow Book, The Triplets Of Belleville, The Shawshank Redemption, The Yes Men, V for Vendetta, Wall-E...do you like some of these?
Shows: Although I have not co-habited with a TV for many years, Im not entirely oblivious to that world. I rarely miss an epidode of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report.
Radio: Im making my own category. I listen to a lot of radio, NPR newscasts, This American Life, Wait Wait Dont Tell Me, The Moth, Radiolab, and I also have a shortwave radio for picking up stations around the world.
Music: I like many genres of music, from A to Z. Here's an alphabetical sample of my collection:
Alison Krauss, Amadou & Mariam, Amy Winehouse, Antonio Vivaldi, Aretha Franklin, Art Blakey, Asian Dub Foundation, Barry White, BB King, Beastie Boys, Beethoven, Big Band, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bossa Nova, Buena Vista Social Club, Burning Spear, Caravan Palace, Coltrane, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Grisman Quartet, Dire Straits, The Doors, Gillian Welch, Gogol Bordello, Gotan Project, Groundation, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Manu Chao, Moby, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Old Crow Medicine Show, Otis Redding, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sam Cooke, Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, Slightly Stoopid, Stan Getz, Steely Dan, Taj Mahal, The Beatles, The Skatalites, Thievery Corporation, Toumani Diabate, U2, Vampire Weekend, Van Morrison, Wilco, Youngblood
Food: I dont eat much mammal meat, but otherwise Im up for almost anything, within bounds. I have eaten some funky things during my travels around the world, some of which I would eat again voluntarily. Japanese is my favorite cuisine, and I can tell you (privately) about the best sushi place in S.F.