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Interests 1920s, 1930s, 1960s, Advertising, African American History, Americana, American Cinema, Antiques, Art Deco, Biba, Black Writers, British Cinema, British Comedies, Cooking, Counterculture, Current Events, Depression-era, Depression-era Musicals, Dreams, Exploitation Films (1919-1965), Film Noir, Films, Frank Lloyd Wright, French Cinema, Godzilla Films, Golden Age of Hollywood, Harlem Renaissance, Healthy Lifestyle, Historical Fiction, History, Human Rights, Industrial Design, Italy, Japanese Cinema, Lifetime Studies, Magic Realism, Massage Therapy, My Family, Natural Beauty, Nostalgia, Old Houses, Old-Time Radio, Oscar Micheaux, Plays, Poetry, Pop Culture, Pre-Code Films, Proletarian Writers, Public Radio, Race Films, Race Relations, Research, Russian Literature, Silent Films, Southern Fiction, Surrealism, Theology, Trains and Railroad History, Travel, Used Bookshops, Vintage Clothes, Women’s Studies, World Cinema, World Expositions, World Literature, Writers and Writing, Yoga
Favorite Movies Silents, pre-code, film noir.
Favorite Music Air, Andre Previn, Astrud Gilberto, Belle and Sebastian, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Blues, Blur, Bolan, Bowie, Buffalo Springfield, Burt Bacharach, Charlie Parker, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chris Joss, Crosby Stills Nash, David Sylvian, Dead Can Dance, Delerium, Donovan, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Francoise Hardy, Gang of Four, Goldfrapp, The Jam, Japan, Jazz, Julie London, Killing Joke, Kindred the Family Soul, Lena Horne, Les Nubians, Moby, Mozez, Ottmar Liebert, Patti Smith Group, Paul Weller, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Richard Anthony, Robbie Robertson and the Band, Shahin and Sepehr, 60s Rock, 60s Soul, Spirituals, Stan Getz, Steely Dan, Strunz & Farah, The Style Council, Supertramp, surf guitar, Swing, Traffic, Underworld, Van Morrison, Yardbirds, Zero 7
Favorite Books Favorite writers include: Adrienne Rich, Alice Walker, Anne Sexton, Annie Ernaux, August Wilson, bell hooks, Clifford Odets, Cornell Woolrich, Dashiell Hammett, Davis, Grubb, Dorothy Parker, e. e. cummings, Flannery O’Connor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, James Baldwin, James M. Cain, Jean Stafford, Jeanette Winterson, John Fante, John Sayles, John Steinbeck, Langston Hughes, Lillian Hellman, Marge Piercy, Mikhail Bulgakov, Nikki Giovanni, Noel Coward, Ntozake Shange, Octavia Butler, Pablo Neruda, Rachel Crothers, Rita Dove, Sandra Cisneros, Shirley Jackson, Sinclair Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, Rod Serling, Studs Terkel, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, William Inge