1. This kind of thing makes me feel self-conscious because I'm afraid it's going to come off like I know what is best for everyone. So my picks are based on things I want people to check out so that I'll have more people to talk about them with
  2. One book - The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
    The funniest, darkest, most savage, most compassionate
  3. One Movie - A Serious Man
    Secretly the Coen's best movie. So funny and dark and nails what it feels like to be alive. For me, at least
  4. One album - In the Areoplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
    It's like he's urgently trying to communicate everything he thinks is important but not quite making it accessible enough and that's kind of what it feels like to be alive for me as well