Updated (somewhat): 7/2017!
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
2. YA Fiction – Walter Dean Myers, J.K. Rowling, Mindy McGinnis, Nova Ren Suma, Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena, Adam Silvera, A.S. King, Andrew Smith, Coe Booth, E. Lockhart, Sharon Draper, Jacqueline Woodson, Philip Pullman, A. C. Thomas,
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, Sarah Kay, Jason Bayani
4. Graphic Novels – Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Bone, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Saga, Runaways, Y: The Last Man, Chew, Unwritten, Hellboy, WE3, American Born Chinese, Rat Queens, Lumberjanes, Afterlife with Archie, Nimona, Love is Love, Persepolis, Giant Days, Monstress, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, Manifest Destiny
5. TV – The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Simpsons (seasons 1-10), The Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alf, Heroes (season 1), The Mindy Project, Scrubs, Firefly, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Bachelor in Paradise, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Handmaid’s Tale, Adventure Time, Steven Universe
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, Basewars, Paper Boy, Joust, The Legend of Zelda, Chronotrigger, Final Fantasy (I, VII, Tactics, XV), Bioshock, Halo, Dragon Age, Borderlands 2, Braid, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Skyrim, Life is Strange, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Lifeline
10. Tabletop Games – Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Tsuro, Qwirkle, Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Gloom, Trivial Pursuit, Ticket to Ride, Gloom, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Epic Spell Wars