Things We Love: Alive staff picks

From the May 22, 2014 edition

Justin

YG’s My Krazy Life

Few rap albums this year sound as good in the car with the windows down (or just “bicken back being bool”). As such, few rap albums have kept my attention as long as this glorious return to ’90s g-funk.

Brad

Valentina hot sauce

Forget Sriracha. This super-cheap, super-good hot sauce from Mexico should be in every restaurant.

Alyse

Haim

Este, Danielle and Alana — seriously, these ladies can rock. I saw them in Chicago last weekend and I really hope they stop in Columbus in the future. 

Lauren K.

Partysaurus Rex 

I went to Chicago this weekend and documented the adventures through a tiny figure of Partysaurus Rex. Our favorite things were the Skydeck, the Tribune Tower and Haim! #partysauarsrex #rexstakeschicago

Andy

Not moving

Spending a weekend moving from one house to another reminds you how awesome it is to not be moving.

Jesse

Oberyn on “Game of Thrones”

SPOILER: It looks like the hedonist from Dorn will finally get his chance at revenge — Inigo Montoya-style — against the Mountain when he’ll fight as Tyrion’s champion. Or he’ll get chopped in half because, this is, after all, “Game of Thrones.”

Abernathy

Slayer

Today, and every day.

Meghan

Interchangeable circular knitting needles

The cables and needle textures are much nicer to work with. It's a little pricey, but I consider them investment pieces. Plus, I never have to worry if I have the right size needles at home.