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all-you-can-infect buffet

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Wade Kwon

No sneeze guard can shield
you from grubby hands and a
smorgasbord of germs.

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chamber of horrors

Monday, May 21, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Trapped inside the car
with an angry wasp speeding
through a red stop light.

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#sundayread for May 20, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Reading "Feast" aloud

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the reviewer’s curse

Sunday, May 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Sifting through the good,
bad and mediocre can
diminish delight.

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shortcuts to madness

Saturday, May 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Do we need to life-
hack our way to paradise
or can we relax?

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the weakened weekend

Friday, May 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A light agenda
crippled by sickness, fatigue
and bouts of nausea.

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The Birmingham channel: Ghosts of the past and present

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Birmingham police officers attempt to put a woman in custody (our vertical video of the week). From Joshua Deloach.

Rock group Trey Anastasio Trio performs in April at Iron City on Southside. From Robby Stewart.

Fox News April report on the fight between Birmingham and Alabama on the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park downtown. From King Noble Higherself.

Students hunts for ghosts in Bass Cemetery in Roebuck Springs. From Hieu Huynh.

Kimy Stewart previews an estate sale. From Birmingham Estate Sales.

Retired members of the Alabama Air National Guard’s 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in Birmingham discuss the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion. From Defense Flash News.

Gardendale senior Diamond Watkins discusses winning Red Diamond Youth of the Year from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama. From Serquest.com.

Promo for this week’s Executive RoundTable with Trussville pastor Shawn Lovejoy at the Club. From Shawn Lovejoy.

Trains at Railroad Park downtown. From Close-Up Railfanning.

Nashville folk-hop band Judah and the Lion performs “Lose Yourself” in April at Sloss Furnaces. From James Masters.

Birmingham dancers Rachael Inman, Sara Wallace and Alessia Lovreglio participate in National Water Dance 2018. From Alessia Lovreglio.

Highlights from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference April awards banquet, “A Golden Halo Commemoration Fit for a King,” at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Arkadia Films.

Birmingham real estate agent Jason Secor on when to move. From Jason Secor.

Progress report from the Birmingham Business Alliance. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Nashville’s American Academy of Dance performs “All We Do” at April’s Applause Talent dance competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Best Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary. From Applause Talent Videos.

Athens’ Kelly’s Studio of Dance performs “Shot You Down” at April’s Applause Talent dance competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Best Jazz. From Applause Talent Videos.

Commercial for Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham. From Strong Automotive Merchandising.

Birthday cake fun with Ruff Ryders Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From Ruff Ryder Nasty.

Promo for the Entrepreneurship Scholars Program at Birmingham-Southern College. From Birmingham-Southern College Business Department.

Pretty parrots at the Birmingham Zoo. From Da House.

Talking with the route setting crew at High Point Climbing and Fitness in Inverness From SheSets.

Izora Devine performs at Al’s on Seventh in Lakeview (our other other vertical video of the week). From Izora Devine.

Rock band As the Crow Flies performs in April at Iron City on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

Highlights from Birmingham dance instructor Janelle Issis’ sessions at February’s Hollywood Dance Jamz convention at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Janelle Issis.

Driving and vlogging on I-459 through Hoover. From Vasil N. Atanasov V-Dalaverata.

Commercial for Friday’s fund-raiser concert with the Warblers men’s chorus at First Baptist Church of Trussville. From Birmingham Baptist Association.

Mexican banda group Marcos Flores y la Jerez performs in April at Rancho el Centenario in Mt. Olive. From Hector García.

Feature on Amy Jason of Homewood shop Cookie Fix. From Southern Living.

Time-lapse ground level view of driving from Huntsville to Birmingham along I-65. From T.J. Hanby.

A look at the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South’s Power Industry Summit in April at the BJCC East Meeting Rooms downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Show reel for Birmingham director Jason O’Brien. From Fast Lane Productions.

Commercial for King Buffet restaurant in Eastwood. From Nelson Wang.

Soccer: Javanon 07 Black (Kentucky) vs. Birmingham United SA 07 Hypervenom in April in Memphis. From Sean Ladson.

Mixtroz founders make their pitch at Velocity Accelerator’s Demo Day in April at Iron City on Southside. From Ashlee Ammons.

A look in German at the 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in April at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Dominik Motorsport.

Presentation on marching for civil rights in Birmingham in the 1960s. From Nayla Aguilar.

Drone footage of snowy Brook Highland and Meadowbrook neighborhoods in 2017. From Andrew Daviston.

Highlights from the 2018 Birmingham Corporate Challenge in April in Railroad Park downtown. From Knight Eady.

Highlights from the 2018 Women in Business event in April at Vulcan Park. From Starnes Digital.

UAB personnel dance at March’s National Orientation Directors Association Region VI conference in Orlando. From NODA Region VI.

Chicago DJ Mark Farina in April at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Cary Pownall.

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The Birmingham channel

pre-bread

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Knead the dough, but not
so much that it turns into
a glutenous mass.

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the fraught lot

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Musical chairs, but
with many cars and also
limited parking.

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mining the past, screwing the future

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Reboots require
a syrupy nostalgia
overwhelming all else.

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one-sided correspondence

Monday, May 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Stationery, stamps
and pens, but no time to string
together the words.

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#sundayread for May 13, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

diary

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the four-minute radiator tutorial

Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The mechanic checks
YouTube again to make sure
he’s doing it right.

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chore dice

Saturday, May 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Water shelves. Vacuum
bed. Wash living room. Polish
garbage. Roll again.

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the year they stopped making magazines

Friday, May 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

About seven years
before I arrived at this
quiet waiting room.

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