for you and for me—if you have a suggestion, drop it in a comment! Generally speaking, i like books/movies about: relationships, sex, death, desire, queerness, race, families, old shit, music, real people (especially artsy types), confused people (real or not), fashion, the 40s-60s, etc.

Of the relatively little i’ve consumed, some of my favorites:

  • White Girls, by Hilton Als (2013)
  • Mad Men, created by Matthew Weiner (2007-2015)
  • “Children on Their Birthdays,” short story by Truman Capote (1949, in A Tree of Night and Other Short Stories)
  • To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf (1927)
  • Court & Spark, by Joni Mitchell (1974)
  • Donovan’s Greatest Hits, by Donovan (1969)
  • Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison (1992)
  • Kind of Blue, by Miles Davis (1959)
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison (1987)
  • Kingdom Animalia, by Aracelis Girmay (2011)
  • Death of a Ladies’ Man, by Leonard Cohen (1977)
  • Nina Simone, in general, especially “Sinnerman
  • The Velvet Underground, by the Velvet Underground (1969)
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico, by the Velvet Underground (1967)


(The list is on-going.)


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