Things We Love: Alive staff picks

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive


Young Thug

Whether he’s wearing a dress, calling male friends his lovers or starting beefs for no real reason, Thugger’s still most entertaining when rapping (or whatever it is he does), as evidenced by his turn on a new Jamie xx song, “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times).”


TV on the Radio

It’s been, by my count, almost 10 years since TV on the Radio played the Newport. I remember because that show was a borderline spiritual event. Hoping to relive it there this Friday.


Studs from Red Giraffe Designs

I couldn't resist treating myself to stellar moon and star stud earrings from Red Giraffe at Moonlight Market last weekend. A girl can never have too many studs!

Lauren K.

Homemade Spa Water

Water + fruit and herbs = tasty


The Ultron parts of the new Avengers film

There was a good movie somewhere inside this overstuffed blockbuster, which felt like it was trying a bit too hard to be part of the “Marvel Universe.”


The jubilant beauty of Dana Lynn Harper

Her installation at The Vanderelli Room will make you go, "Whaaaa?!"


Rock on the Range Craigslist posts

The “Missed Connections” on Monday are going to be worth the traffic nightmare.


Artwork by Vanessa Jean Speckman

I just bought a small hand drawn piece to have on my desk at home. It reads, "I am uninterested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it." It's become my new mantra.