Alex Keller

TEN BOOKS

  1. Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  2. Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs
  3. Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut
  4. Realism, Linda Nochlin
  5. White Trash, Nancy Isenberg
  6. Digital Stockholm Syndrome, Mark Jarzombek
  7. The Eye, Vladimir Nabokov
  8. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  9. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
  10. Illuminations Selected Works of Walter Benjamin, Walter Benjamin

Ten Movies

  1. The Big Lebowski, Cohen Brothers
  2. 2001 a Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick
  3. Chinatown, Roman Polanski
  4. Once Upon a Time in the West, Sergio Leone
  5. Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog
  6. Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa
  7. Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo
  8. Alien, Ridley Scott
  9. Clerks, Kevin Smith
  10. Rocky, Sylvester Stallone/ /John G.Avildsen

Ten Albums

  1. The White Album, The Beatles
  2. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
  3. Drukqs, Aphex Twin
  4. Pieces of a Man, Gil Scott Heron
  5. Doolittle, Pixies
  6. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks
  7. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, Black Sheep
  8. Tago Mago, Can
  9. Meat Puppets II,  the Meat Puppets
  10. Who is William Onyeabor?, William Onyeabor

Top Ten Chicago Things

  1. The Worlds Fair of 1893
  2. Fire
  3. The Art Institute of Chicago
  4. The Empty Bottle
  5. Jeppsen’s Malort
  6. The 1997 Chicago Bulls
  7. Steve Albini
  8. Encased Meats
  9. Lake Michigan Water Front
  10. Wilco

Top Ten Artists

  1. Ed Ruscha
  2. Theaster Gates
  3. David Hammonds
  4. Vija Celmins
  5. Gustav Courbet
  6. Gerhard Richter
  7. Frank Stella
  8. Malcolm Morley
  9. Jack Goldstien
  10. Walter Robinson