W. G. Sebald
SINGER / SONGWRITERS/ BANDS (this does not include givens like James Taylor, Carol King, John Prine, Paul Simon, or Van Morrison):
Audrey Assad (http://www.audreyassad.com/)
Peter Gabriel (http://petergabriel.com/)
Andrew Peterson (http://www.andrew-peterson.com/)
Regina Spektor (http://www.reginaspektor.com/)
Sandra McCraken (http://sandramccracken.com/)
Patty Griffin (http://www.pattygriffin.com/)
The Avett Brothers (http://www.theavettbrothers.com/)
First Aid Kit (http://www.thisisfirstaidkit.com/)
Ray Lamontagne (http://www.raylamontagne.com/home/)
Neko Case (http://nekocase.com/site/)
Carrie Newcomer (http://www.carrienewcomer.com/)
Mary Chapin Carpenter (http://www.marychapincarpenter.com/)
All Sons & Daughters (http://allsonsanddaughters.com/)
Parnassus Bookshop: http://www.parnassusbooks.net/
Malaprop's Bookstore: http://www.malaprops.com/
The Strand: http://www.strandbooks.com/
FAVORITE TV SHOWS:
It is currently in its third season. The first season can be streamed on Amazon Prime.
To visit the show's website, go to: http://www.achefslifeseries.com/
To visit her restaurant Chef & the Farmer's website, go to: http://chefandthefarmer.com/
Runners up: The Great British Baking Show (my favorite is still Martha), Dr. Who (particularly the David Tennant years), Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Luther, Broadchurch, Wallander (The British version), Chef's Table, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Stranger Things, Man in the High Castle, This is Us
Runners-up in this category: Lost, House, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Rec, Parenthood, The West Wing, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X Files, Seinfeld, Homicide: Life on the Street
Dead Poet's Society. Literature, Robin Williams, and Carpe Diem.
84 Charing Cross Road. Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, antiquarian bookstores, and English Literature. And it's a true story.
You've Got Mail. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and a children's bookstore that I adore and wished I owned. Also it recalls a time when I worked in books.
No surprise here, To Kill A Mockingbird. The best adaptation of a book to film. I love both dearly.
While many may prefer his Dark Knight series, I enjoy Christopher Nolan's The Prestige and love how he has taken the conceits of magic trick and weaves them into an amazing narrative.
The films of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.
The films of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski.
The films of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
Pride & Prejudice
Truly, Madly, Deeply
The films of Hayao Miyazaki
The films of Pixar
The films of Terrence Malick
Into Great Silence
La Strada, La Dolce Vita, and 8 1/2 by Federico Fellini
Dan in Real Life