Things We Love: Alive staff picks

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From the May 1, 2014 edition

Justin:

Researching Daniel Clowes

The best part about interviewing the cartoonist is checking out every one of his books from the library and binging on them for weeks. You know, for research.

Brad:

Blue Jackets fans

The crowd from the last two playoff games at NWA left my ears ringing as much as a Slayer show. It was awesome.

Alyse:

The rain

At least it's giving me brief relief from my allergies.

Lauren K.:

Postmodern Jukebox

A group of musicians who take popular songs (usually pop songs) and change the genre to create a more interesting and dynamic song. Some of my favorites: “DuckTales” in a ’90s R&B style, “Timber” in a 1950s doo-wop style and a vintage cover of “Call Me Maybe.”

Andy:

Belgian beer

I just got back from a European trek that included a short swing through Bruges, and the city’s abundance of fantastic (and affordable!) brews remains one of many highlights.

Jesse:

“Louie”

He’s back! And spilling laughs and heartbreaks at the same time. Mondays are actually something to look forward to.

Abernathy:

Jacob Riddle’s staff question answers

I think we’re soulmates.

Meghan:

Zagg Extreme Protection Invisible Shield for my phone

Because I'm clumsy and break things all the time. This is like having Meghan-proof glass on my phone.