getting to know me, part 2: books, movies, culture


This Friday's 'Getting to Know Me' questions are all about the culture I'm consuming. I'm a huge culture person, obsessed with books, movies, and the arts. I'm one of those people who knows every actor's name, their entire filmography, and how they've been critically received even if I have no remote interest in them. I don't know how or why, but I've always been good at retaining bits of information and trivia which has resulted in my being a Jeopardy pro. I promise that one of these days, you'll see me on there with my best friend Alex Trebek.

What's on your playlist?
"Don't Take the Money" by Bleachers, "Green & Gold" by Lianne La Havas, "Draco" by Future, "Eden" by Plake, and "Want You Back" by Haim.

What are your three must-watch music videos?
"Want You Back" by Haim, "Boys" by Charli XCX, and "Überlin" by R.E.M.

What is your favorite workout song?
"Kill V. Maim" by Grimes.

What's the best concert you've been to?
Girl Talk was the most fun.

What are your three favorite chick flicks?
Legally Blonde, Pride & Prejudice, You've Got Mail.

What are your three favorite classic films?
Roman Holiday, Rear Window, Pierrot Le Fou.

What are you watching on TV lately?
blackish, Downton Abbey, and Beat Shazam (I'm really good). 

What are your favorite novels?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

What is your favorite career-oriented book?
Beyond the Label by Maureen Chiquet

What are your three favorite non-fiction books?
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco, It's What I Do by Lyndsey Addario, and The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell.

Which three podcasts are your current favorites?
Don't Keep Your Day Job, Fat Mascara, and Film Junk.

What is your favorite piece of art?
Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth and Work by Jiro Yoshihara.

Who are some of your favorite artists?
Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, Jiro Yoshihara, Olafur Eliasson, Shirin Neshat, Picasso, and Henrietta Harris.

As always, tell me your answers below!