My Music Al Jolson; the Beatles; Beck; Ben Selvin and his orchestra; Bikini Kill; Billie Holiday; Bill Withers; Blondie; Bob Dylan; Bratmobile; Cab Calloway; Cake; the Carolina Chocolate Drops; Chuck Berry; the Coasters; Crash Test Dummies; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Cyndi Lauper; Daft Punk; the Dead Kennedys; Dean Martin; Depeche Mode; Dolly Parton; Donovan; the Doors; Ella Fitzgerald; Everclear; Fatboy Slim; Fiona Apple; Gene Austin; Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five; Heavens to Betsey; Helen Kane; the Indigo Girls; Irving Aaronson and his Commanders; Jack off Jill; Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix; John Denver; John Lennon; Julie Ruin; Keely Smith; the Kingston Trio; the Kinks; L7; Le Tigre (okay, anything Kathleen Hanna has ever done); Led Zepplin; Louis Prima; Madonna; Mary Prankster; Maurice Chevalier; Mirah; Peggy Lee; Pink Floyd; Placebo; Princess Superstar; Queen; Rasputina; Ravi Shenkar; Red Hot Chili Peppers; Regina Spektor; early Rolling Stones; Rosemary Clooney; Roxette; Rudy Valli; Sam Cooke; Simon and Garfunkle; Sleater-Kinney; the Smashing Pumpkins; Sophie Tucker; Sublime; the Talking Heads; Ted Weems and his orchestra; Tom Petty; the Village People; Weezer; THE GODDESS LIVES IN OUR VEINS: TORI AMOS; jazz from the 1910s thru the 1950s; the Riot Grrrl movement; punk; blue grass; early hip hop; trip hop; folk; industrial and gothic; Indian sitar... Oh, and the one album in the world I can't live without?
My TV: Cold Case Files; Forensic Files; American Justice; Batman: The Animated Series; Adventure Time; Archer; Downton Abbey; Mad Men; The Oblongs; The Simpsons [pre season 11 only with VERY rare exceptions], Arrested Development; Exit 57; Strangers with Candy; The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; MST3K; The Colbert Report; King of the Hill; The Critic; Futurama; The Kids in the Hall; All in the Family; SOAP;
My Film: Addams Family Values; A Dirty Shame; Alice in Wonderland; Amelie, A Night at the Opera; A Streetcar Named Desire; A Trip to the Moon [1902 version]; Better Than Chocolate; Blazing Saddles; Boogie Nights; Bonnie and Clyde; Brave; Breakfast at Tiffany's; Bringing Up Baby; Bugsy Malone; Bus Stop; But I'm a Cheerleader; Chicago [2002 version]; Corpse Bride; Dr.Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb; Duck Soup; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Female Trouble; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Forest Gump; From Hell; Girl Shy; Godspell; Good Will Hunting; Gypsy [1962 version]; Hairspray [1988 version]; Heavenly Creatures; Howl's Moving Castle; If These Walls Could Talk 2; It[1929 version]; It Happened One Night; Juno; Mommie Dearest; Moulin Rouge; My Man Godfrey; Network; Office Space; Paprika; Pecker; Persepolis; Pink Flamingos; Polyester; Return to Oz; Rushmore; Safety Last; Serial Mom; Seven Years Bad Luck; Six Degrees of Separation; Slums of Beverly Hills; Spirited Away; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [1937 Disney version]; Strangers with Candy; Stranger Than Fiction; Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story; Taxi Driver; The Addams Family; The Adventures of Robin Hood [1974 Disney version]; The Doors; The Freshman [1925 version]; The Golden Compass; The Graduate; The Great Dictator; The Nightmare Before Christmas; The Wizard of Oz; Tipping the Velvet; To Kill a Mockingbird; Tootsie; WALL·E; Welcome to the Dollhouse; What's Eating Gilbert Grape?; Up; Where the Wild Things Are; Who Framed Roger Rabbit?; Wristcutters: A Love Story [also almost anything with Marilyn Monroe, or by John Waters, or with Clara Bow, or a Silent comedy, or by Georges Melies or Pixar-- if there was somehow a way a film could fill all of those requirements...]
My Books: A Man Without a Country; She's Come Undone; Persepolis; Myrtle of Willendorf, Breakfast of Champions; The Revolution of Little Girls; Feminism is For Everybody; Cheaper by the Dozen; Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: the Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Free Society; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; White Oleander; American History Whitewashed; Shock Value; The Missing Piece; Crackpot; Where the Sidewalk Ends; Hip:a History; Change of Life; CUNT: a Declaration of Independence; any Bloom County collection; Backroads; Brain Droppings; Napalm and Silly Putty; A People's History of the United States; In the Land of Winter; I Know This Much is True; The Prophet; The American Poster:1945 to 1975; Reviving Ophelia; Collected Cartoons of the New Yorker; The Sandman [entire series]; Girl Interrupted; The Lovely Bones; The Woman's Room; The Collected Onion [any volume]; America the Book: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction; The MAUS series; 50 Facts that Should Change the World; Collected Poems of Emily Dickenson; Areas of My Expertise; Runnin' Wild: the Life and Times of Clara Bow; Me Talk Pretty One Day; Holidays on Ice; Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim; Naked; Forever Barbie: the Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll; Evolutionary Witchcraft; Fall on Your Knees; Hey Dollface; The Heart of a Witch; and hundreds more I'm forgetting.....