Things We Love: Alive staff picks

From the January 2, 2014 edition

My body composition is now 60-percent dumpling.


The Pinkertones

The Pinkertones know what Weezer apparently doesn't: Their first two albums are the best. See them at Kobo for some epic sing-alongs.


Tito's Vodka

Distilled six times, naturally gluten-free and the most delicious gift I received this Christmas.

Lauren K.

Gift that keeps giving

Vintage cocktail book and crystal old fashioned glasses.


Beyonce’s “surprise” album

I didn’t get to spend enough time with the record for it to make my top 20 of ’13, but that might be all that kept it out.


Boyd Crowder

As “Justified” anti-villain, Boyd is utterly compelling and offers the best soliloquies on TV. Season 5 is setting up what should be an interesting arch for Harlan’s most dangerous man.  


Discounted gym memberships

A cheaper version of the one I already don’t use.


Columbus Camera Group

What’s not to love about great prices on used gear from a camera store that used to be a church?