this is a list of media that i think are worth a try.
the date is (roughly) the first time i watched/read/listened/finished.
i use tags to help you find the sort of thing you're looking for.
these are the tags i've used so far: audiobook, book, documentary, essay, fiction, film, non-fiction, novel, novella, play, podcast, poem, short story, television.
some tags are redundant (e.g. novel & fiction, documentary & non-fiction). this is intended to make searching easier.
please let me know if you have any ideas how to make this list more useful.
2017.05.01 [audiobook, novel, fiction] Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. (read by Jeremy Irons)
2017.04.11 [short story, fiction, podcast] Love Far From Home, by Italo Calvino. (Read by Salman Rushdie, for the New Yorker Fiction podcast)
2017.04.10 [film, fiction] Holy Motors, by Leos Carax.
2017.04.08 [book, non-fiction] Racecraft, by Karen E Fields & Barbara J Fields.
2017.04.07 [film, fiction] Get Out, by Jordan Peele.
2017.03.27 [book, non-fiction] Parallel Lives, by Phyllis Rose.
2017.03.07 [film, non-fiction, documentary] The Fog of War, by Errol Morris.
2017.03.04 [audiobook, non-fiction, essay] The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin (read by Jesse L Martin).
2017.03.03 [film, non-fiction, documentary] I Am Not Your Negro, by Raoul Peck.
2017.02.21 [audiobook, novel, fiction] Dawn: Xenogenesis, Book One, by Octavia E Butler (read by Aldrich Barrett).
2017.02.20 [podcast, non-fiction] How to be Alone, by the To the Best of Our Knowledge podcast.
2017.02.19 [audiobook, novel, fiction] Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K Dick (read by Scott Brick).
2017.02.18 [audiobook, novel, fiction] The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood (read by Claire Danes).
2017.01.23 [book, short story, fiction, essay] ninety-nine stories of god, by Joy Williams.
2017.01.11 [film, fiction] The Autopsy of Jane Doe, by André Øverdal.
2017.01.08 [film, fiction] Pariah, by Dee Rees.
2017.01.08 [film, documentary] The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, by Chad Freidrichs.
2016.12.29 [film, fiction] Los Parecidos, by Isaac Ezban.
2016.12.13 [television, fiction] Westworld (Season one), by James Nolan.
2016.12.11 [film, fiction] Memorias del Subdesarrollo, by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.
2016.11.24 [film, fiction] Inglourious Basterds, by Quentin Tarantino.
2016.11.14 [film, fiction] Arrival, by Denis Villeneuve.
2016.11.04 [film, fiction] Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, by George Lucas.
2016.09.25 [essay, non-fiction] The Hamilton Cult, by Robert Sullivan.
2016.09.21 [television, fiction] Mr. Robot (Season two), by Sam Esmail.
2016.08.22 [television, documentary, non-fiction] OJ: Made in America, by Ezra Edelman.
2016.08.14 [television, fiction] True Detective (Season one), by Nic Pizzolatto.
2016.07.22 [film, fiction] Rashômon, by Akira Kurosawa.
2016.07.10 [film, fiction] The Lobster, by Yorgos Lanthimos.
2016.07.03 [film, non-fiction, fiction] Spotlight, by Tom McCarthy.
2016.06.22 [book, non-fiction] Nickel and Dimed: On (not) getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich.
2016.06.11 [film, documentary, non-fiction] Jodorowsky's Dune, by Frank Pavich.
2016.05.19 [film, documentary, non-fiction] Welcome to Leith, by Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K Walker.
2016.04.20 [fiction, short story] Who am I this time?, by Kurt Vonnegut.
2016.04.03 [book, novel, fiction] Last and First Men, by Olaf Stapledon.
2016.03.26 [film, fiction] Computer Chess, by Andrew Bujalski.
2016.02.28 [essay, non-fiction] In Defense of America's Best Idea, by Marilynne Robinson.
2016.02.26 [television, fiction] The Man in the High Castle (Season one), by Ridley Scott & Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick.
2016.02.25 [short story, fiction] All Good Science Fiction Begins This Way, by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.
2016.02.09 [film, fiction] Vertigo, by Alfred Hitchcock.
2016.02.07 [film, fiction] La Jetée, by Chris Marker.
2016.02.06 [film, essay, non-fiction] Sans Soleil, by Chris Marker.
2016.01.24 [fiction, short story, podcast] The Cafeteria, by Isaac Bashevis Singer. (text, reading by Rivka Galchen)
2016.01.08 [film, fiction] The Station Agent, by Tom McCarthy.
2016.01.07 [book, novel, fiction] Neuromancer, by William Gibson.
2016.01.03 [film, fiction] Youth, by Paolo Sorrentino.
2015.12.27 [film, fiction] Django Unchainged, by Quentin Tarantino.
2015.12.25 [film, fiction] The Hateful Eight, by Quentin Tarantino.
2015.12.22 [film, fiction] Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, by JJ Abrams.
2015.12.16 [book, non-fiction] Orientalism, by Edward Said.
2015.09.12 [book, non-fiction] How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America, by Karen Brodkin.
2015.08.30 [book, non-fiction] Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
2015.08.18 [film, documentary, non-fiction] Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records, by Jeff Broadway.
2015.08.11 [film, fiction] All About Eve, by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
2015.07.22 [film, non-fiction] What Happened, Miss Simone?, by Liz Garbus.
2015.07.16 [novella, fiction] Street of Crocodiles, by Bruno Schulz.
2015.07.13 [film, fiction] Ex Machina, by Alex Garland.
2015.05.23 [film, fiction] Mad Max: Fury Road, by George Miller.
2015.05.13 [poem] Of Being Numerous, by George Oppen. (reading by the author, text)
2015.05.04 [essay, non-fiction] The Limited Circle is Pure, by Zadie Smith.
2015.04.14 [novella, fiction] Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo.
2015.03.21 [film, fiction] The Dance of Reality, by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
2015.03.02 [podcast, short story, fiction, film] Sredni Vashtar, by Saki. text, audio performance, short film (30m)
2015.02.28 [play, fiction] Old Paper Houses, by Piehole. Inspired by the poem by Bernadette Mayer.
2015.01.28 [podcast, play, fiction] No Exit, by John Paul Sartre. (as read with Lucy Lawless & Jaime Murray, for the Partially Examined Life podcast)
2015.01.26 [documentary, film, non-fiction] Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
2015.01.22 [book, novel, fiction] All the Names, by José Saramago.
2015.01.16 [poem] Howl, by Allen Ginsberg.