Things We Love: Alive staff picks

From the August 7, 2014 edition


Doom/Bishop Nehru’s latest single, “OM”

As dope as this song is, it only makes me wish harder for that long-rumored Ghostface/Doom album and a proper Madvillian sequel.


Run the Jewels

Finally saw the El-P/Killer Mike collab live, and it was everything I hoped it would be and more.


The pool at my apartment complex.

Lauren K.

The Apple Store


Multiple coffee shops walking distance from the office

Helping mask the depth of my caffeine addiction since 2013



Richard Linklater’s latest opus, a true coming-of-age tale following a boy from childhood to college, was filmed using the same actors over the course of 12 years. The result is a powerful evolution; seeing a boy become a man in a life filled with typical, real-life — yet meaningful — ups and downs.  


Horror-movie dinner parties

Nothing says hospitality like a home-cooked meal and a slasher flick.


Pristine paper backgrounds

We get ours from Savage, which is located in Chandler, Arizona. I lived in Chandler for a couple of years, and using the paper always makes me think of the desert.