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a trip to the beach

Saturday, May 27, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Find the perfect spot
for catching rays, reading trash,
making sand castles.

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garden buffet

Friday, May 26, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The leaves have little
bite marks where wild visitors
stop for healthy snacks.

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Wade’s 101: Haiku retrospective 42

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Wade Kwon

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  1. a surplus of mush
    No import tax on
    love. Bring in all we can to
    mend those broken hearts.
  2. the midnight tweet of paul revere
    He shouted online,
    “The Russians are coming! The
    Russians are coming!”
  3. a scratching at the screen door
    Not just any poor
    stray could fill the cat-sized hole
    in her battered heart.
  4. arson as a national policy
    Everything is on
    fire, and the rescue crew
    brings their gasoline.
  5. as the campfire crackles
    A bevy of tales
    about haunted cabins and
    assorted Yeti.
  6. faith in everything and nothing
    America, where
    you can believe any damn
    manner of nonsense.
  7. coffee summit
    Sure, a pastry and
    a pause before driving in.
    But first: Let’s caffeine.
  8. after the drought
    Drop by drop, the lake
    refilled, bringing much needed
    mud and soggy dirt.
  9. what comes next
    Post-science, post-fact,
    post-truth, post-irony and
    post-hypocrisy.
  10. for you and you alone
    You will persevere.
    The trillions (who won’t read this)
    do not stand a chance.
  11. on high alert
    Nerves worn and yet still
    working, every input a
    threat. Sheer exhaustion.
  12. demending the constitution
    Seven amendments
    are on hold: first, fourth, fifth, sixth,
    seventh, eighth and ninth.
  13. best pictures
    Actress dates jazz fiend.
    Boyhood, teenhood, then manhood.
    Black female eggheads.
  14. mistakes were made
    Sometimes, you just need
    to grab an envelope and
    hope it’s the right one.
  15. the mystery of flight
    Knowing how airplanes
    work, I’d rather stay planted
    on terra firma.
  16. care less
    You should care about
    this issue and not that one,
    since care is finite.
  17. naked mouth bones
    The camera doesn’t
    lie: Cuspids and molars need
    patching and prodding.
  18. she knows what’s what
    Respect the words of
    Daria Morgendorffer,
    wise beyond her years.
  19. in the bleak mild winter
    Spring will be so hot.
    And summer will be hotter.
    And fall … a meltdown.
  20. a book that you can put down
    The protagonist
    needs a better romance and
    a nicer townhouse.
  21. things are looking not down
    No job, no food, no
    house and no prospects. At least
    we have our … dammit.
  22. buddha once said
    The surest path to
    enlightenment can be found
    in my new podcast.
  23. overlooking the rhyme scheme
    She didn’t care for
    flowery verses but still
    married the poet.
  24. the princess
    Her reign is noted
    not so much for her royal
    bearing but whining.
  25. sunnydale, 20 years later
    Buffy Anne Summers.
    Beloved sister, friend. She
    saved the world. A lot.
  26. hands-free chronology
    Amputated clocks
    tell time on demand or show
    their floating digits.
  27. homegrown hate
    We overlook the
    face of terrorism when
    it resembles ours.
  28. uninquiring minds
    Check yourself. I am
    not here to reinforce your
    selfish narrative.
  29. binary watchdogs
    Every device a
    spy, every lens a snitch, all
    in the name of peace.
  30. snow where land
    The snow flurries seem
    more magical when falling
    far away from here.
  31. preening to death
    He gazed at himself,
    too busy for the lost art
    of humility.
  32. the citizen kane of animated film
    Man finds singing frog
    but lacks business plan. Puts him
    back in cornerstone.
  33. the truth about cats and dogs
    Bulldog finds kitten,
    fosters her while suspecting
    human makes cookies.
  34. wagner writ looney
    Rabbit on fat horse
    outwits Viking wielding spear
    and magic helmet.
  35. blue notes
    The air is heavy
    and my limbs are heavy and
    I can’t get started.
  36. you click, they deliver
    Army of drivers
    arrives with groceries, dry
    cleaning and diapers.
  37. comfort food questionnaire
    Crunchy or smooth pea-
    nut butter? Strawberry or
    grape jelly? Toasted?
  38. the round earth society
    Despite all of the
    evidence, some place their faith
    in a world made flat.
  39. if elation lasts more than 4 hours
    Laughing at oneself?
    Pre-existing condition,
    high deductible.
  40. rock on comedy
    The high point of a
    great routine is the silent
    anticipation.
  41. natural invasion
    The rainfall outside
    echoes the lone ceiling drip
    inside plop for plop.
  42. spring has arrived
    Across the city
    came the good news in barks and
    chirps and shouts and sighs.
  43. the perfect bracket
    Strength of schedule plus
    hot streaks, seeding, some luck and
    a touch of madness.
  44. the rationale
    The plan is to do
    whatever I feel at the
    ongoing moment.
  45. everything’s coming up russian
    You’ll be rich. You’ll be
    strong. Gonna have Putin rule
    for so long. Da! Da!
  46. distress signal
    A candle, barely
    aflame with a wisp of smoke
    and unsteady wick.
  47. may third fool’s day
    Real pranksters wouldn’t
    pick the most obvious day
    to unleash mayhem.
  48. negging the magic city
    Pretty cool statue,
    what’s with the ass worship and
    the misshapen leg?
  49. the online world of hucksterism
    Read the wonderful
    free financial, medical
    and legal advice.
  50. surviving the late 2010s
    Comfort food, comfort
    television, therapy
    dog, fuzzy bathrobe.
  51. to sleep, perchance to rest
    The clock, a silent
    sentinel, marks the hours
    till dawn’s weary light.
  52. pain points
    The pill makes it all
    go away, the suffering,
    aches and family.
  53. self-devaluation
    Are we able to
    cast as critical an eye
    at us as others?
  54. smells like villainy
    When will the outright
    snatching of infants’ noses
    be stopped in its tracks?
  55. arthouse anguish
    Documentary
    so depressing, I’m in tears
    from the beginning.
  56. the next step is always the hardest
    We can hold fast, or
    shuffle off to the side, or
    soberly mark time.
  57. the love song of r. julian bentley
    I put my hands on
    your breasts and just pull you real
    close. I love that, too.
  58. a new day, a new leader
    In Alabama,
    we shed corrupt officials
    to bring in worse ones.
  59. all’s well in trumpland
    Our leader is smart
    and strong. We’re thriving and free.
    All’s well in Trumpland.
  60. no fate but what we make
    The pen is in our
    hand. For us, the next chapter
    is to be written.
  61. meditation instruction
    Sit, knees below waist.
    Breathe in, eyes open, breathe out.
    Repeat until wise.
  62. bunny was here
    Scampering offspring
    search high and low for brightly
    painted orbs of hens.
  63. the baker has gone home
    Racks, once brimming with
    golden confections, offer
    nothing more than crumbs.
  64. the unseen forces of nature
    The wind that powers
    the boat also fuels fire
    and kicks up downpours.
  65. canine-one-one
    A dog from the streets
    teams up with prisoner to
    help disabled man.
  66. the promise of live video
    The chance to see our
    selves as the despicable
    animals we are.
  67. beyond calculus
    Mom has to perform
    complex equations to make
    ends meet just barely.
  68. all’s well in dixieland
    Our governance is
    spotless. We feast like kings. All’s
    well in Dixieland.
  69. soldiers in lab coats
    The people cried out:
    “We don’t want to know the truth!”
    Science marches on.
  70. augmented inebriation
    I want a headset
    that shows virtual arrows
    to the nearest bar.
  71. periodic fable
    They can have science
    when they pry it from my cold
    dead robotic hands.
  72. the joke’s on us
    When reality
    is stranger than fiction, laugh
    at the sane and meek.
  73. happy happy joy joy
    The key is to seek
    joy and purpose with each step.
    Or drink heavily.
  74. one day at a time
    She stared at the wine
    bottle. Sighed. Folded her hands.
    Stared at it and prayed.
  75. global broiling
    If you can’t stand the
    heat, get out of the kitchen
    known as Planet Earth.
  76. too much happy
    A day so packed with
    activities you almost
    forget to (gasp!) breathe.
  77. before the battery dies
    Return texts, check the
    game score, take one more selfie
    and call in sick to
  78. talk o’ tuesday
    Celebrate with a
    hard shell and a soft shell and
    mucho, mucho cheese.
  79. crushing dissent
    Round up the trouble-
    makers. Run them over, or
    fire the tear gas.
  80. a recipe for pound cake
    A pound of sugar,
    flour, eggs and butter, mixed,
    baked, cooled and eaten.
  81. premium deluxe
    The only good health
    insurance plan is to be
    born super wealthy.
  82. the real world awaits
    Gowns tossed aside, caps
    flung in joy, time to get to
    work and pay off loans.
  83. a baser muse
    Inspiration comes
    in the form of hungry kids
    and overdue bills.
  84. the icing remained silent
    From the break room, the
    lone cupcake cried, “Won’t someone
    fill their void with me?”
  85. artificial enchantment
    Are spambots really
    that bad if they’re livelier
    than most real people?
  86. where there’s smoke
    The guilty party
    must protest his innocence
    loudly and often.
  87. always on
    The performer seeks
    a spotlight, the chance to shine
    brighter than his peers.
  88. the art of bart
    I didn’t do it,
    no one saw me do it, you
    can’t prove anything!
  89. the allure of the screen
    The brightness of the
    vision matches the brightness
    of that teen’s phone screen.
  90. ticking clock syndrome
    Getting it done, though
    our hours are better spent
    away from deadlines.
  91. ego jiu-jitsu
    Laugh at yourself and
    join the crowd. Self-mockery
    is unmatchable.
  92. zip car
    Impatient driver
    swerves around snails and turtles
    to save a minute.
  93. mash texts
    u r soo adorbs
    no u r sooo totes adorbs
    x o x o x
  94. embroiled
    A corruption so
    deep even the crooks hold their
    noses in disgust.
  95. a visit from the depression fairy
    She comes at bedtime,
    seated comfortably on
    my tightening chest.
  96. we don’t deserve dogs
    Happy wagging tails
    attached to slobber machines
    of joy and friendship.
  97. clink the glasses
    Share words of welcome,
    of hopes and of good tidings
    and clink the glasses.
  98. the cap and gown crowd
    They shed their new robes
    to spread their wings. Ready to
    soar without guidance.
  99. the stranger wearing the gold medal
    She won the race in
    sandals, driven by beer, smart
    running and pure will.
  100. four photos
    First, intrigued. Second,
    smitten. Third, curiouser.
    Fourth, head over heels.
  101. driverless bumper cars
    They smack into each
    other with maximum force
    while kids play on phones.

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four photos

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Wade Kwon

First, intrigued. Second,
smitten. Third, curiouser.
Fourth, head over heels.

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the stranger wearing the gold medal

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Wade Kwon

She won the race in
sandals, driven by beer, smart
running and pure will.

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The Birmingham channel: Fidget winners

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Opening from the Comedy Central show “Hart of the City” visiting Birmingham. From Timothy Daniel.

At the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale in April. From Alabama NewsCenter.

A proposal at the Railroad Park ice rink. From Lance Piri.

Ashley Sankey performs “Into You” in April at the Ensley Entertainment Live Loft (our vertical video of the week). From Ashley Sankey.

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation visits the fifth grade band at Robinson Elementary in South East Lake. The nonprofit organization helped start the group in 2009, coming back in February to check in. From VH1 Save the Music.

Bringing church to Linn Park downtown. From Torrence Sims.

Basketball phenom in the making (our other vertical video of the week). From Ural Mitchell.

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performs in April at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Russell Simmons.

Atlanta’s DJ Roger in April at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Majik City Myke B.

Listening to Christian station WGIB (91.9 FM) in Glen Iris. From Local and DX Radio.

Stunts at February’s Victory Athletics cheerleading competition at Legacy Arena downtown. From Victory Athletics Spirit.

Columbus, Ohio, rock band Starset performs “Satellite” before showtime in May at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From DTenacity.

Drone footage of Thomas Jefferson Tower’s zeppelin mooring mast downtown. From Steve Dunlap.

A performance at Moonlight in the Mountain in Hoover. From Wonky Tonk.

Fantasia performs in March at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From Dennis Slaughter.

Driving around UAB, Southside and downtown. From DixieLand Visual Creations.

Shooting photos for prom downtown. From Stanley Parrish Jr.

Promo for Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Highland Park. From DentalCMO.

Testimonial for Environmental Litigation Group in Five Points South. From Environmental Litigation Group P.C.

And a commercial in Spanish. From Environmental Litigation Group PC.

The action from Disc Golf Birmingham Spring League in March at George Ward Park in Glen Iris. From Disc Golf Vlog.

PSA for Black History Month on the four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From WDCW News.

Gov. Bentley speaks at the 2017 PARCA luncheon in January at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From Robert Bentley.

A trip to Funk Fest earlier this month at Legion Field. From Jess Doing It.

Hoover Realtor Carrie Richardson on pre-qualifying for a mortgage. From Carrie Richardson.

A dance of praise (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Phylese Fields.

Reading and discussing Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” From Joseph Shelton Hall.

Promo for Southlake Orthopaedics in Hoover. From Starnes Publishing.

Part one of WIAT-42’s special report, “Local War on Cancer.” From WIAT-42.

ACE of Birmingham Chickasaws compete in January’s Big Bid Championship at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall. From Krystale Lanier.

Promo for the Alabama Residential Conference and Expo, held earlier this month at the Club. From Alabama Center for Real Estate.

Taking off from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Airlinepilot13.

Another takeoff (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Carlos Melendez.

And a landing. From Unique Documentary.

Scenes from across the city. From Lorenzo March.

Demo reel for production coordinator Cole Conci. From Cole Conci.

The story of Zaidan, his congenital heart defect and the American Heart Association; plus, the Birmingham Heart Walk on June 24 at Uptown. From Danielle Deavours.

A look at Slice in Lakeview. From the Holtlt.

Leaving town on Amtrak. From Jimwoodward1212.

WIAT-42 talks with my pal Karim Shamsi-Basha in January about his family in Syria and pending travel restrictions. From WIAT-42.

A look at UAB’s new Women’s Heart Health Clinic. From UAB News.

Relaxing at the hotel (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Aisleona Polk.

Train in Alabaster. From Free Brick Productions.

Security camera footage of a shooting earlier this month at the M&N convenience store in Germania Park. Birmingham Police arrested Brandon Torrey and charged him with attempted murder, shooting into an occupied building and firearm charges. (Our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week.) From al.com.

Drone footage of Regions Field and the City Federal building downtown. From Drew Taylor Top Birmingham Realtor.

Jonathan Mednick of Birmingham’s REITrader.com on the local real estate market. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

Singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill performs “Killing Me Softly” in April at Iron City on Southside (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Julie-Anne D.

Riding the elevator at the BJCC 22nd Street parking deck downtown. From Elevatorman247 Productions.

Fairfield’s Stephanie Hardy performs “God Provides” in April at the Magic City Rising Stars talent show at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Stephanie Hardy.

Homewood rock band Lasting Impressions performs at the Nick on Southside. From Brian Hardie.

Dancing at the rodeo (our other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Super Rige.

Let’s Play session from Edgewater YouTube gamer KanameX12 on “Resident Evil 5.” From KanameX12.

Exploring Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. From Caleb Person.

Birmingham rapper Q Dot Davis performs “They Thirsty” in Five Points South. From Q Dot Davis.

The 2006 SWAC Football Championship at Legion Field, featuring Alabama A&M vs. Arkansas–Pine Bluff. From Alex Hines.

Highlights from the 1961 Iron Bowl at Legion Field, featured on “The Bear Bryant Show.” From Bama Rewind.

Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife performs in May at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jjshowzz Hoover.

Birmingham pop-rock band the Primitons perform at the 1985 grand opening of Wuxtry record store downtown. From Clairvoyant Pizza.

Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan on WBHJ (95.7 FM Jamz). (Our other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week.) From Watch Me TV Watch Me.

Animation sample from Prodigi Studio downtown. From Caresse Haaser.

Drone footage of Cathedral of St. Paul downtown. From Tim McGhee.

The 2008 Mercedes Marathon. From Outlaw Films.

Carey Fountain and Kakashii perform in February at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From DoReMe Movement.

April feature on Birmingham Pedal Tours. From WVTM-13 News.

Madisonville, Tenn., Americana singer EmiSunshine performs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in April at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From James Young.

Amtrak train passing through Irondale (our other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Darius Williams.

Reviewing Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea. From Owens Dill.

Commercial for the Birmingham Hammers. From Burton Advertising.

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin performs “Evil Angel” in May at Iron City on Southside (our other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Stephanie Amber.

Preaching in April in Five Points South. From Walkabout Jesus.

Hiking Ruffner Mountain on Earth Day. From Katelyn Boisvert.

French heavy metal band Gojira performs “L’Enfant Sauvage” in May at Iron City on Southside. From Phos4us Redeemer.

Horror movie “Remember Me,” filmed in Birmingham. From Hunter Grantland.

Scenes from April’s March for Science downtown. From Birmingham March for Science.

Dothan’s Northview vs. Huffman in the 1985 6A state high school football championship game at Legion Field. From Lee Kalamazoo.

NerdsVillage at April’s Sports and Entertainment Industry Symposium at the Alabama Workforce Training Center on Southside. From Tahiera Monique Brown.

The backstretch during April Indy Car race at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Ryan Watson.

Drone footage of Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover promoting last weekend’s Regions Tradition. From Regions Bank.

April thunderstorm warning for the Birmingham area. From AL Storm Alert.

Men of Praise perform at Mt. Zion Community Church in Evergreen (our final vertical video of the week). From Psychiatry22.

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the cap and gown crowd

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Wade Kwon

They shed their new robes
to spread their wings. Ready to
soar without guidance.

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#sundayread for May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by Wade Kwon

book and doughnuts

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clink the glasses

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Share words of welcome,
of hopes and of good tidings
and clink the glasses.

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we don’t deserve dogs

Saturday, May 20, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Happy wagging tails
attached to slobber machines
of joy and friendship.

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a visit from the depression fairy

Friday, May 19, 2017 by Wade Kwon

She comes at bedtime,
seated comfortably on
my tightening chest.

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embroiled

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A corruption so
deep even the crooks hold their
noses in disgust.

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mash texts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Wade Kwon

u r soo adorbs
no u r sooo totes adorbs
x o x o x

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zip car

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Impatient driver
swerves around snails and turtles
to save a minute.

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The Birmingham channel: Explosions in the Skynet

Monday, May 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Jeremiah Barker preaching on the streets of Lakeview. From Holiness Preacher.

Los Angeles hard rock band In This Moment performs “Black Widow” earlier this month at Iron City on Southside (our vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

Oklahoma City rock band Hinder performs “Better Than Me” in April at Zydeco on Southside. From We R Gonna Be Up All Night.

Alex Huffman tests a driver from Vertical Groove Golf at Highland Park Golf Course. From Vertical Groove Golf.

Promo for HHH Sanitation near Tarrant. From DexHub Video Channel.

Hanging out by the Firehouse Shelter and the Church of the Reconciler downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From BBV2M LLC.

Riding the elevator at the Westin Birmingham downtown. From Elevatorman247 Productions.

The Barons’ Mason Robbins nails a home run against Jacksonville in April at Regions Field downtown. From Minor League Baseball.

Promo for the Regions Tradition starting Wednesday at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover. From Lucas Read.

Going to see Gadsden hip-hop artist Yelawolf in September at Iron City on Southside. From Yelawolfpack Heidi Elliott.

Looking at Birmingham musician Sun Ra and his role as forefather of Afrofuturism. From Dust.

A 2010 commercial for Birmingham-based BBVA Compass. From Analog Indulgence.

Trailer for “Snakes in the Hood,” a dramatic feature shot and set in Birmingham. From Line of Fire Films Videos and Documentaries.

Birmingham blues-rock band Ben Guthrie Band performs “Spanish Moon” at a local private party. From Joshporter08.

The Atlanta Nets play in March’s Magic City Showcase at Woodlawn High School. From Atlanta Nets.

Birds infesting a house. From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ farewell tour in January at Legacy Arena downtown. From Austin Gibson.

Commercial for the Parkman White criminal defense firm downtown. From Parkman Law Firm.

Roaming the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Ruie Brooks.

Opelika safety Will Boler signs with UAB on National Signing Day in February. From the Dawg Network.

Audition video for Jeff Walker of the Kansas Wheelhawks to earn an invitation to April’s U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Tryout Camp at the Lakeshore Foundation in Homewood. From Jeff Walker.

Highlights from the 50th annual Beaux Arts Krewe Ball, fund-raiser for the Birmingham Museum of Art, in February at Boutwell Auditorium. From Cam Video Productions.

North Texas competes in February’s Conference USA track and field championship at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Mean Green Sports.

Texas post-rock band Explosions in the Sky performs in April at Iron City on Southside. From Annie Cole.

Arizona metalcore band Blessthefall performs “Hollow Bodies” in March at Zydeco on Southside. From the Holden 710.

Memphis rapper Yo Millionaire feeds the homeless downtown. From Yo Millionaire.

Swedish metal band Avatar performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Jay Burnham.

Promo for Hunter Nichols Productions in Leeds. From Hunter Nichols.

Retail Strategies, a Birmingham real estate consultancy, shares advice from its Advisory Council members. From Retail Strategies.

Jessica Powers of Powers Injury Law in Homewood discusses regulations for commercial truck drivers. From Powers Injury Law.

Drone footage of a sunset over Brook Highland. From the Adventures of Andrew and Hardie.

A look at the Birmingham Violence Reduction Initiative, a community partnership launched in 2015 to reduce violent crime. From Birmingham Violence Reduction Initiative.

Birmingham’s Illumny Dance Crew performs to Bessemer rapper Skoolie Escobar’s “Yoncé.” From Antonio Mincy.

Hooping at the toy store. From Peter Pauley.

The Velocity Accelerator program at Innovation Depot holds a Demo Day in April at Iron City on Southside, featuring its nine participating startups. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Fund-raising video for instruments at the East Lake School of Fine Arts, which opened in March. From iMusicAcademy.

A “Dining Out With Comedienne Joy” segment on Redeaux Café at City Hall downtown. From Comedienne Joy.

UAB’s Dr. Stefan Kertesz presents “Turning the Tide or Riptide: Ethical Challenges of the Changing Opioid Epidemic” as part of the Grand Rounds lecture series at Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Stefan.

Alice Cooper’s Band performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From Scott Johnson.

Opening of the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill concert in April at the Legacy Arena downtown. From Joshua Schaffer.

Highlights from the FireJam show in April at Avondale Brewing Company. From Kevin Henderson.

Salt Lake City post-hardcore band Eidola performs “Omni: First Temple” in March at the Nick on Southside. From Mrshamoozoo.

A visit to Sloss Furnaces (our other other vertical video of the week). From Zane Ramos.

Pakistani musician Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performs “Mere Rashke Qamar” in April at Samford University. From Dheeru Hits Collection.

Birmingham hard rock band Koralyst performs in April at Zydeco on Southside. From We R Gonna Be Up All Night.

Hoover’s M.J. Harris Construction Services working on the new UAB School of Nursing building. From Construction Channel.

Amtrak train arriving in Birmingham. From GM&W Railroad.

Another angle on Amtrak’s arrival. From GM&W Railroad.

Letitia Smiley and Jessica Coates of Birmingham onstage at By the Brook, a conference on caring for special needs children in June at Cookeville, Tenn. From Rising Above Ministries.

Shooting senior portraits in the springtime downtown. From Stanley Parrish Jr.

Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White performs at the 2003 Magic City Classic halftime at Legion Field. From Xavier Brown.

“Book TV” segment on “Black Titan,” about noted Birmingham business leader A.G. Gaston. Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines are the authors. From Nathan Nunnally.

A February visit to Atomic Lounge, Roots and Revelry, Vulcan, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Saturn (to see Iowa band Dickie) and the Alabama Theatre in February. From Anne Rance.

Game room at Kami-Con, the annual anime conference in January at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall downtown. From Justice Spectre.

The $10 Challenge at Kami-Con, looking for the most ridiculous, outrageous or strangest item in the dealers’ room. From Aaron Pabon.

Racing a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Town and Country TV.

Birmingham police car on the way. From Dirt Track Girl.

Drone footage of Renaissance Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover. From Blackbird Videography and Photography.

Lecture by Colombian artist Jessica Angel, whose work “Facing the Hyperstructure” is at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts through July 29. From Jessica Angel.

Scenes from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in April at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Pasion por la Velocidad.

Erin Barrow, interior designer for Tower Homes in Vestavia Hills, on design options. From Tower Homes.

Hooping with Bowser downtown. From Molly McQuitty.

Ashlyn Benefield, freshman catcher for Snead State Community College, tags UAB’s runner in this September softball game. From Ashlyn Benefield.

Commercial for the Birmingham Comedy Festival starting Friday. From Tollie Jones.

Jay Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” 20th anniversary pop-up shop in December at Alchemy 213 downtown. From Alchemy 213.

The 2003 Magic City Classic at Legion Field. From Alex Hines.

Trailer for the documentary “Letter from a Birmingham Girl,” an autobiographical look at someone who describes herself as “a woman, Korean American adoptee, amputee and Jew.” From Lily Ahree Siegel.

Downtown’s Innovation Depot set records in 2016. From Alabama NewsCenter.

El Paso R&B artist Khalid with Birmingham vlogger Erik Halley at the Turkish Food Festival in Hoover, Taste of India at UAB and more. From Erik Halley.

A thank you to fans and viewers from an Atlanta vlogger. From Mrshamoozoo.

A look around the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Kenneth Double.

Music video for “Life in the Ghetto” by Birmingham rappers B-Hold da General, De’Corleone and Tino Gambino, filmed in Sherman Heights. From B-Hold da General.

Sacramento EDM duo Hippie Sabotage onstage in March at Iron City on Southside. From 4d4mz.

Wade and Carrie celebrate the first wedding at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Carrie Hill Smith.

A look at “Four Little Girls,” a play at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., based on the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From WPDS TV14.

Watching trains in March in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Highlights from Alabama Speed Club’s Drift Temple in March at Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From Akioboy.

Taking on the Rumpshaker 5K in March at Regions Field and across downtown. From Skip Did It.

Discussing the possible private police force at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Maranatha Again.

Minneapolis duo Curtis and Loretta performs “Ain’t She Sweet” in April. From Curtis and Loretta.

Drone footage of the Regions Center downtown promoting the Regions Tradition golf tournament. From Regions Bank.

And now, a rap (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Edgar Miller.

Talking with Sean Coyne, owner of College Hunks Hauling Junk in Homewood. From CJ Hunk.

Tuscaloosa rapper Walkin Money performs in April at the Palace in Graymont. From LoeKee247.

A Los Angeles Mercedes-Benz employee discusses visiting the Brand Immersion Experience while relaxing in his downtown hotel room. From Rafael Gonzalez.

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