I like going to concerts, exploring the city, reading, working out, and checking out new bars and restaurants. I've been playing a bit of tennis and doing car- and motorcycle-related stuff. I'm not a car or bike nut by any means, but I love learning new things (especially if it involves fixing stuff/DIY) and I like things that go fast.
Outside of work I travel whenever I can (I visit London about twice a year), hit up art museums (favorite in NYC was either the New Museum or the Whitney; favorite in London was probably Tate Modern), read everything I can get my hands on (within reason), and teach myself things (e.g. building a computer, fixing my car, etc.).
Avoiding deer while riding a motorcycle. Keeping said motorcycle on the road after avoiding the aforementioned deer, not so much.
Books: lots. Representative nonfiction: tech/law/culture (e.g. "Remix"), race/politics (e.g. "The New Jim Crow"), econ/psych (e.g. "Thinking, Fast and Slow"), journalism/history (e.g. "And The Band Played On"), LGBT/sexuality (e.g. "Sex at Dawn"). Plenty of fiction too.
Favorite authors: Salinger, Kerouac, Diaz, Wolfe (Tom), Kesey, HST, DFW, Didion, and others.
Movies: I love Pixar movies, especially Up and Wall-E. I don't know why but I'm not particularly fond of the Toy Story sequels. Other favorite movies: La Haine, American History X, Rebel Without a Cause, Igby Goes Down, Half Nelson, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Brick, The Wrestler, Entre les Murs (aka The Class), Drive, The Lives of Others, Her.
I don't watch much TV, primarily because I don't own one or have Netflix. The last show I really got into was Archer, mainly because I love H. Jon Benjamin's characters.
- Music (playing (drums), listening to, watching live)
- Plain t-shirts or henleys
- Physical activity (lifting, cycling, running, tennis, whatever)
- Adventure (hiking, either urban or in forests; travel; car racing totally counts here too)
Aesthetics, memetics, and what makes specific works of art/literature/music/movies "great".
The distinction between gender and sex. Biases. Heterocentrism. Racism. Other isms. Straight white (cis-)male privilege.
Why OKCupid thinks I'm a 96%+ match for anyone with a strong preference for strict monogamy.