Things We Love: Alive staff picks

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive


Jeffrey Tambor on “Transparent”

The supporting cast — Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker, Carrie Brownstein, et al — is excellent, but nothing tops Tambor, here or on any other series this year. Tambor’s transition from Mort to Maura on this Amazon original TV series is filled with so much warmth and humanity, all I can say is, “Whoa.”


The return of “Twin Peaks”

With all nine episodes directed by David Lynch! I have two years to find a friend with Showtime ...


“Yellow Flicker Beat”

Lorde's new single and the first “Mockingjay” soundtrack song released is everything a “Hunger Games” fan could hope for. I can't wait to see what else the Lorde-curated soundtrack has to offer.

Lauren K.

The Deslondes

They were the perfect choice to open for Old Crow Medicine Show. A great mix of county, ’60s doo-wop and folk. Their album was released under the name Sam Doores + Riley Downing and the Tumbleweeds. Check them out!


“Bob’s Burgers”

Can someone stage “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl” locally, please?


Marcel the Shell

The one-eyed, shoe-wearing internet sensation (from Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp) is just adorable — and I hate everything. A new book’s coming out Oct. 21.  


“Strangers With Candy” TV series

I need all of these on DVD, like, yesterday.


Color coding things

I seriously color code almost everything in my life; my clothes, my notes, my knitting needles, my spreadsheets, etc. If it can be color coded, I probably have a code I'm already using.