What does the Columbus Alive staff love?

Columbus Alive

Eight years ago I landed the absolute perfect job for making a person fall in love with Columbus. And I did. Hard. After years of great movies, food, music and making more friends than I count, it's time to move on, but I'll always have a soft spot for you, Alive. If anyone needs me, I'll be the one quietly snarking in the corner. - Brad Keefe

A Happy New Year

I always get reflective at the end of the year. 2015 hasn't been an awful year, but it was certainly a challenging one. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2016 has in store and hoping for the best. Cheers, and Happy New Year! - Alyse Kordenbrock

The Big Short

The new Adam McKay film, which takes a somewhat fictionalized look at the 2008 housing collapse, is equal parts entertaining, educational, terrifying and rage-inducing. - Andy Downing

Hummusapien

It's time to detox. For clean food that packs a lot of flavor, turn to Hummusapien, the food blog of Alexis Joseph, who runs Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe. Alexis' satisfying smoothies, snacks, meals and salads have been tested so well you can't fail if you try them yourself. Her enchiladas will knock your socks off. Most of the recipes are vegan, but Alexis (she's a registered dietician) employs lots of tricks to make meatless meals feel satisfying. - Kristen Schmidt