In no particular order, for no particular reason, here is a list of things I really like. I tried to actually list things I actually dig, and not stuff that I think will impress you. I probably forgot many radical things, but fear not: I will add to it. Maybe someday I’ll actually make all of these links.

1. Fiction – Haruki Murakami, James Baldwin, Sandra Cisneros, Sherman Alexie, Jack Kerouac, Dave Eggers, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Zadie Smith, Joe Meno, Salman Rushdie, Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, George R.R. Martin, Philip K. Dick, Hugh Howey, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams

2. YA Fiction – Walter Dean Myers, J.K. Rowling, Matthew Quick, Matt de la Pena, A.S. King, Andrew Smith, Mindy McGinnis, Coe Booth, E. Lockhart, John Green, Sharon Draper, Jacqueline Woodson, Dimitria Lunetta, Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins, Kristin Cashore, Cory Doctorow

3. Poetry – e.e. cummings, Pablo Neruda, Lucile Clifton, Patrick Rosal, Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown, Saul Williams, Sandra Cisneros, Thomas James, Walt Whitman, Audre Lorde, Matsu Basho

4. Graphic NovelsWatchmen, V for Vendetta, Bone, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Saga, Runaways, Y: The Last Man, Chew, Unwritten, Hellboy, WE3, American Born Chinese, American Vampire 

5. TVThe Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alf, Heroes, The Mindy Project, Scrubs, Firefly, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Bachelor in Paradise, Alf, The Walking Dead

6. Movies – Terrence Malick, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze, Daron Aronofsky, David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Joss Whedon, George Lucas

7. Music – Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, Weezer, Ozma, Kishi Bashi, That Dream Was Our Life, The Head & The Heart, Further Seems Forever, Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Pedro the Lion, Stars, Amy Milan, Iron & Wine, The Civil Wars, Hale, Ra Ra Riot, Discovery

8. The Internet – XKCD, Geek & Sundry, The Guild, Goodreads, Twitter, Reddit, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog

9. Video Games – Bubble Bobble, Paper Boy, Joust, The Legend of Zelda, Chronotrigger, Final Fantasy (I, VII, Tactics), Bioshock, Halo, Dragon Age, Borderlands 2, Braid, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Skyrim

 10. Tabletop Games – Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Tsuro, Qwirkle, Pandemic, Gloom, Trivial Pursuit, Cards Against Humanity, Ticket to Ride

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