Monica Carter

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Gender Female
Industry Publishing
Occupation Indie Bookstore Manager
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Interests Writing, reading, travel, crafting, knitting, getting letters, writing letters, Parisian graffiti circa 1968, translated literature, travel, treehouses, adult behavior, copping to it, making cool bags, Dawn Powell, tous ces choses francais, Fosse, Kander and Ebb, ebb and flow, going with the flow, being in the know, coffee and toast with peanut butter, coffee and croissants, coffee!, refinishing furniture, DIY network, my bike, my pillow, ocelots, vintage lingerie, Montaigne, animals, Ragtime, deep connections, piano, internet radio, ephemera, architecture and skyscrapers, anything with Fanny Ardant, psychodynamics, kisses on the cheek, organizing my closets, Basketball, Joan Didion, defenders of the downtrodden, the Fauvists, Louise Bryant, spies, Mistinguett, Jenny Linsky, Why Terry Gross sometimes really bugs me, protesting SUV's, getting it right, being a good person, literature, taking responsibility, taking it easy, the 1920's and '30's, tennis, finding signs of intelligent life form, accepting the differences, cults, the Belle Epoque
Favorite Movies Reds, Place Vendome, A Tout Suite, Nathalie, Manhattan, Squid and the Whale, Imaginary Heroes, The Upside of Anger, Children of the Century, Panic in Needle Park, Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Masculin/Feminin, To Have or Have Not, Cabaret, Julia, Chicago, Anatomy of a Murder, Lost in Translation, Business of Strangers, Mighty Wind, Interiors, Bullets Over Broadway, Faces, Minnie and Moskowitz, Dancer in the Dark, The Godfathers(1 and 2), Anything by Anne Fontaine, Au Revoir Les Enfants, the Last Metro, Klute, My Man Godfrey, Run Lola Run, Shoot the Piano Player, Army of Shadows
Favorite Music Neko Case, Ratatat, Bjork, LCD Soundsystem, Paul Weller, Paul Whitehead, Ryan Adams, Fiona Apple, Tom Waits, Shawn Colvin, Holly Cole, Rickie Lee Jones, White Stripes, Ennio Morricone, Peter Bjorn and John, The Shins, Rachael Yamagata, Annie Lennox, Modest Mouse, Andrew Bird, Ella, Arcade Fire, Lucinda Williams, Les Nubians, Serge Gainsbourg, Black Keys, Fatboy Slim, Natalie Merchant, Carmen, Gershwin, Van Morrison, Tori Amos, The Kills, Chemical Brothers, Patty Griffin, Jimmy Scott, The Blues, The Sundays, Rufus Wainwright, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Johnny Lee Hooker, Regina Spektor, Thievery Corporation, Cold War Kids, Owen, Emmylou Harris, Lily Allen, Erin McKeown, Beirut, Bon Iver, Django Reinhart, Kate Nash
Favorite Books Jean Rhys, Elena Ferrante, Rimbaud, Emile Zola, Axel Thormahlen, Amanda Michalopoulou, David Goodis, Le Clezio, Darkness at Noon, Diane Ackerman, Harry Mathews, The Mystery Guest, Marcus Aurelius, Anything Graham Greene, same goes for Dawn Powell, Seventy Thousand Assyrians(!!), James Baldwin, Mary Gaitskill, Astonish Yourself!, Glory in the Daytime, Tipping the Velvet, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, The Bluest Eye, Darkness at Noon, Black Girl in Paris, Confederacy of the Dunces, Bear Went Over the Mountain, Tender is the Night, Last Night, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Tenants, The Book of Salt, Dorothy Parker, John O'Hara, Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah Eisenberg, Why Did I Ever, Lolita, The Price of Salt, Franny and Zooey, Tumble Home, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, Ask the Dust, Where Nights Are Longest, Raymond Queneau