Alive staff shares some of their favorite things this week.

Justin

"Star Wars Rebels"

The best Star Wars (moving-picture) thing to come out since I was in Underoos.

Brad

"All Hands" by Doomtree

A new album from the Minneapolis indie hip-hop collective is cause for celebration. I just wish I didn't have to go to Ann Arbor to see them live. #noohio

Alyse

Faux Mac 'n' Cheese

Cheese. Butter. Spaghetti squash. Oh my yum!

Lauren K.

"Hindsight"

A scripted show by VH1. Yes, I know you're skeptical, so was I. But with its great soundtrack and silly fashion, it stole my heart.

Andy

Seventh Son's Oubliette

This oil-black imperial stout might be my favorite local brew.

Jesse

"Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut has long been one of my favorite authors, and I can't believe I hadn't read this seminal work before. It's an amazing exploration of storytelling.

Abernathy

Blink 182

RIP seventh grade memories.

Meghan

Nikon D3s

This baby is heavy, but worth the weight. Great resolution and a high ISO capability made this my favorite camera a long time ago. I call mine "The Money Maker."