Things We Love: Alive staff picks

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From the July 17, 2014 edition

Justin

Max Richter’s “The Leftovers” score

As much as HBO’s new show has captivated me in only a few episodes, it’s been the composer’s haunting score that’s truly mesmerized me so far.

Brad

Tilda Swinton in "Snowpiercer"

Joon-ho Bong's apocalyptic train movie is the antidote for "Transformers," thanks in part to Swinton's scene-stealing performance.

Alyse

Ohio Brew Week

The beer is flowing in Athens this week. It's not too far for a boozy day trip. Just remember to nominate a DD, find a hotel or eat a Big Mamma's Burrito until you sober up.

Lauren K.

Weird Al 

His new album Mandatory Fun came out this week, and to promote it he’s premiering eight videos in eight days. So far, “Tacky” and “Word Crimes” are out, and they’re amazing. 

Andy

Bebe at the Hey Hey

I could eat the asparagus salad every danged day.

Jesse

“You’re the Worst”

I’m completely smitten by FX’s new anti rom-com about a man and woman building a connection through their worst traits. Hilarious, debauched and earnest. See page 41 for a full review.

Abernathy

Cleverly designed event fliers

Who knew Mickey Mouse was an ass man?

Meghan

Unseasonably cool weather

I wasn't the biggest fan of the Polar Vortex we got in the winter, but I would love for summer to be like this all the time.