Heather, Alive's assistant editor since June, tries to give granola bars to homeless people when they ask for money for food. They reject them.

Heather, Alive's assistant editor since June, tries to give granola bars to homeless people when they ask for money for food. They reject them.


Sushi with soy paper

When I bite into a regular sushi roll, I get distracted by the seaweed's flavor. The mild sweetness of soy paper, which is available at most sushi restaurants, lets my taste buds focus on the yummy stuff inside the roll.


Columbus Percussion

It's a drummer's paradise. With shelf after shelf of sticks, cowbells and drums from around the world, it's one of the best percussion stores in the country. Plus, the guys who work there are super helpful.


Russell Brand

I became enamored with his humor back when he was a newspaper columnist, so it has nothing to do with his ridiculously cool hair. His unabashed, witty stand-up puts most American comedians to shame. And his memoir, "My Booky Wook," is even more amusing than its name.


Man Man

Wacky instrumentation. Even wackier stage presence.


Stuff Hipsters Hate

Two Brooklyn hipster girls' satirical blog about the hipster lifestyle. Entries like "Introducing you to other people," "Approaching girls at bars" and "Other hipsters" are immaculately composed and funny as hell.