Things We Love: Alive staff picks

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive


Nelsonville Music Festival

It’s like a family reunion, but with better music, beer, food and friends.


Trader Joe's Cheddar and Horseradish Potato Chips

Where have you been all my life, horseradish-flavored potato chips?


Big Darby Creek

Camping and canoeing on the Darby is not a bad way to spend a weekend.

Lauren K.

Orphan Black

A dark science-fiction TV show about a woman who witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her and takes on her identify to escape her past. It’s a quick, easy binge on Amazon Prime that is well worth your time. 


The Alum Creek Bike Trail

Nearly as scenic as the Olentangy Trail, minus the path-clogging crowds.



This is seriously one of the best — and goriest — series on TV right now, having just wrapped up a stellar second season. Thankfully “Hannibal” got renewed!


Virtue Vegan Salon

Jessica makes magic happen.


Polarizing Filters

These help outdoor photos keep their color, and are especially good in the summer months, when the sun is high and bright.