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all winter in a day 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The snowman waited
for Margot till he dropped from
hyperthermia.

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the diner at the end of the world

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A long wait, but the
flapjacks and burgers are worth
the armageddon.

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The Birmingham channel: Dancing dogs and riding hogs

Monday, January 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Driving I-20/59 eastbound to downtown. From Joshua Gooden.

Jess Meuse and Emma Joines perform at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From Bernie Urban.

November memorial service for Bill Dennis. From Doctrinal Studies Bible Church.

Ivy at Gabrella Manor in South Roebuck. From Phillynate.

Clemson vs. Alabama in men’s college basketball in December at Legacy Arena downtown. From Tiger TV.

Drone footage of Star Lake in Hoover. From from GT Auctions.

He’s just a rapper (our vertical video of the week). From Adam Frohock.

Riding a Kawasaki W650 from Chicago to the Barber Vintage Festival in October. From Julian Baker.

A look at Vino restaurant in Mountain Brook’s English Village. From Birmingham Originals.

Visiting the Birmingham Zoo (with narration in Spanish). From Cristina Baeza.

Los Angeles musician Saw Mama tours with band the Cloud of Unknowing during the summer, starting in Birmingham. From Saw Mama.

Interviews from April’s Sports and Entertainment Industry Symposium. From Tahiera Monique Brown.

Minor League Baseball staffers work on building wagons and visiting with patients in September at Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Birmingham Barons.

Promo for December show Christmas with the Cats featuring Ruben Studdard, Alvin Garrett and Logan the Entertainer at the Carver Theatre downtown. From Alvin Garrett.

Diamond Divas of Atlanta performs in October at Woodlawn High School. From Duane Ellis.

UAB’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority 2016 recruitment video. From Rebecca Jurgens.

Audi A8 getting clean at Foamboyz Wash n Wax in the Central Park neighborhood. From Foamboyz 205.

Birmingham’s St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs “Waves” in September on “Conan.” From Team Coco.

Spotted in Chesterton, Ind., an SW1500 locomotive from the Fairfield Southern Company. From Metra MP36 407.

A stress relief clinic in October for UAB Med School students. From Carron HoopsAlot.

A Sasquatch, filmed in March in the woods near Birmingham. From Top Bigfoot Sasquatch.

An Amtrak train pulls into the downtown station. From Allan Williams.

Grand opening of Keller Williams Vestavia in August along U.S. 280. From Jeremy the Director.

An anti-bullying march in October at Jackson-Olin High School in Ensley (our other vertical video of the week). From Brenda Paige-Ward.

UAB researchers introduce Alabama cancer survivors to a new kind of therapy, gardening. From University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Feature on Pig performing in Birmingham Ballet’s “The Mutt-cracker” in December at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Associated Press.

Track athletes from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., compete in a pre-season meet at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Rose Remedy.

Elvis Presley performs in 1976 at the BJCC Coliseum downtown. From Leon Smith.

Artist Crystal Conner discusses “Love is Groovy,” her contribution to Vulcans on Parade in November (our other other vertical video of the week). The city gave the piece to Liverpool, England, as part of the Sister City Project. From Lovepinklucy.

Talking with Jan Potter of Dreamcakes Bakery in Homewood. From Thomas’ English Muffins and Bagels.

Gas station customer goes nuts (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Anthony Rodriguez.

Behind the scenes with Gary Spence at Food Stop Birmingham. From Food Stop Birmingham.

Demo reel for Birmingham’s Sean Patrick Kirby. From Sean Patrick Kirby.

Highlights from South Carolina in December’s Birmingham Bowl. From Alex M. Grant.

Riding in a Porsche 911 Turbo S at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Kyle Harvey.

Santa Barbara musician Seven Lions performs in November at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Corey Ashcraft.

Driving on I-20 from Birmingham to Pell City. From Kerry from Dixie.

Promo for South Carolina’s trip to the Birmingham Bowl in December. From South Carolina Gamecocks.

Bessemer’s Gucci Mane. From Ronald Weaver.

Dr. Smita Bhatia and Jessica Wu of the University of Alabama at Birmingham discuss morbidity and mortality of leukemia patients after a bone marrow transplant. From Harborside Press.

South Carolina practices a couple of days before the Birmingham Bowl. From Gamecock Central.

Alabama rap group Nu! Breed talks with Lady SayDat on the red carpet at the 2016 Alabama Music Awards in July at the Carver Theatre. From Alabama Music.

How to attack the half-guard position in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with George Wehby of Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy in Hoover. From Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy.

Hanging out at the Barber Vintage Festival in October in Leeds. From Driftwoods7.

Alabama Christian artist Cheela performs at Black Market Bar and Grill in Five Points South. From Cheela.

A look at the Velocity Accelerator program at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Feature on September’s St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival at St. George Greek-Catholic Melkite Church in Glen Iris. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Paint the Sky Red performs at the 2003 Steel City Metal Fest at the Alabama State Fairgrounds in Five Points West. From Stephen Vining.

Jim Booth, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Arlington-West End, appears on EWTN Radio show “Open Line.” From EWTN.

The Black Cats from Girls Rock Birmingham perform at August’s Sidewalk Film Festival downtown. From Chris Foster.

A glimpse of April’s “A Night of Miracles Encounter” with Christina Glenn Weeks at the BJCC South Ballroom downtown. From PCGWM.

Artie Wilson Jr. on the legacy of his father, who played for the Birmingham Black Barons and the New York Giants. From Alabama NewsCenter.

California blues musician Keb’ Mo’ performs “Closer” in 2015 at Iron City on Southside. From Treser62.

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Monday, January 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Video: Rep. John Lewis on the Freedom Rides.

We owe much to Martin Luther King Jr. in his pursuit of civil rights for all. Thursday, President Obama designated Birmingham’s civil rights district as a national monument. That area includes the A.G. Gaston Motel, where King planned demonstrations in 1963.

We celebrate Rep. John Lewis, who came through Anniston, Birmingham and Montgomery with the Freedom Riders. These protestors were greeted with mob violence and critical injuries. These two videos explain his courage and perseverance in the face of a hostile audience.

Video: “Of Love and Reconciliation: A Pilgrimage to Alabama”

John Lewis

a legacy of vigilance

Monday, January 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Do we stand with King
in working toward a more
inclusive future?

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#sundayread for January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

book

Photo: Puste Blümchen (CC)

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words, actions and change

Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

In Birmingham, John
Lewis and Freedom Riders
were met with brute force.

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washington or bust

Saturday, January 14, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Cheer on the peaceful
change of power or decry
the ruler to be.

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defining moment

Friday, January 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A chance to focus
on the things that matter while
discarding nonsense.

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does matter

Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Money, self-interest,
power, revenge, privilege,
winning arguments.

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don’t matter

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Vaccines, lady parts,
qualifications, gay folk,
people of color.

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hurry up, climate change

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Wade Kwon

My Southern chalet
will triple in value as
a beachfront cottage.

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The Birmingham channel: Snowed in

Monday, January 9, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Drone footage of Friday’s snow around town. From Alabama Aerial Photography.

Sophie Lovely performs “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (our vertical video of the week). From Sophie Lovely.

The view from Vulcan. From Jason Nail.

Pink Mobb ride in October for motorcycle awareness and cancer support. From Chance the Rider.

Insane Clown Posse performs in October at Zydeco on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Bloody Hatchetz.

Sunset along I-20 eastbound. From Daniel the ADD Gamer.

Kenyan gospel singer Lucy Wangeci Chineke performs. From Kikuyu Diaspora Television USA.

Birmingham’s Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes. From True Gospel Man.

Daniel “Jose” Carr and Bo Berry perform in October at the B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge downtown. From Gottfried Kibelka.

A look at the Hollis Museum, a collection of toys and games from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s by Tim Hollis. From Highland Piper.

Dance party! From Catedraticodj.

Driving along Green Springs Highway, I-65 and I-20. From Misael 205.

Birmingham artist O performs “No More Mista Nice Guy.” From Phreal Innovations.

Birmingham Outlaws at Atlanta Vikings in the first Elite Youth Sports CEO Bowl tournament. From Twin Sports TV.

UAB explores West End High School in the Oakwood Place neighborhood. From UABtv.

The beginning of Saturday vespers at St. Symeon Orthodox Church in the Highland Park neighborhood (our other other vertical video of the week). From David Surrett.

Elvis Presley performs “Hurt” in 1976 at the BJCC Coliseum downtown. From Leon Smith.

Promo for the October Kigooco Explosion music event at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From Sam Samrack.

Ostriches and giraffes at the Birmingham Zoo. From Super Star Sisters.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” animated. From the Exalted Nation of Truth.

Highlights from the 2015 Barber Vintage Festival in October in Leeds. From Revival Cycles.

Twerk time. From Shawty City.

Rock climbing at Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. From George Evans.

Looking over downtown Birmingham. From Just Another Life.

Charles Barkley on minority participation in organ donation programs. From Vicary.

Promo for the Brown-Marx building downtown. From Berkadia Alabama Office.

Interview with Birmingham native Hassan Ralph Williams. From Despite the Challenges.

Rock band 311 performs “Visit” in August at Iron City on Southside. From 311Vision.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service firefighters strip at September’s Southern Women’s Show to raise money for the American Cancer Society. From AL.com.

The Miles College Purple Marching Machine Band performs during a game in September at Legion Field. From Roll Tide Alabama State.

A freestyle drumline at the Alabama Music Awards in July at the Carver Theatre downtown. From Alabama Music.

Birmingham rapper Mr. Eastside (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Cnote Foster.

Interview with Steve Lowery, Birmingham artist and illustrator. From Jerry W. Henry.

Driving along I-20/59 and Red Mountain Expressway to Homewood. From Oscar Briones.

Vlog from December. From Erik Halley.

Hair show at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From ItsLillybear.

Roundtable with Bebe Goodrich of Icebox Coffee, Cece Pearson of Alabama Baby and Brooke Battle of Swell Fund-Raising. From Stephen Palgon.

Time-lapse footage of driving from Birmingham to Mobile. From Jack H.

Waterproofing the Powell Avenue Steam Plant downtown. From SEME Resources Inc.

Looking at the renovated Federal Reserve building and its new kinetic sculpture downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Racing go-karts during the Pro Racers Social Invitational at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Bessemer. From SIMCOMotorsportsTV.

Highlights from November’s Creatives After Dark at Rafiki’s Grill on Valley Avenue. From Live It Up Nation.

Opera Shots pop-up concert in November at Good People Brewing Company downtown. From Opera Birmingham.

Ahmad Ward of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on voting. From #EuropeGoesUS – LENA.

Leslie Carlisle on the Birmingham Rotary Club’s Pre-K Learning Initiative. From United Way.

Bob Garner, lineman for Alabama Power, at work in 1960. From Donna Arcara.

Hooping at September’s Artwalk on Morris Avenue. From Carron HoopsAlot.

Vlog from October’s Magic City Classic. From Rejine Evans.

Avery and Mom slide. From Adam Humphries.

Driver weaves through cars before wrecking on I-20/59 westbound near I-459 junction (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From BRINKD2B.

Shooting hoops. From Kansas Chaney.

Promo for October’s FangCon 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Perimeter Park. From Cameron Ely.

At a game at Legion Field (our final vertical video of the week). From Roll Tide Alabama State.

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the limits of family togetherness

Monday, January 9, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Maybe the kids can
color for the next few days:
books, walls, whatever.

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#sundayread for January 8, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017 by Wade Kwon

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