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The Birmingham channel: Little shop of ho ho’s

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Highlight reel for Ramsay sophomore small forward Zoe Cooper. From C.C.

A visit to the Moon Shine rooftop bar at Elyton Hotel downtown. From Devon Harris.

Promo for a Kwanzaa workshop earlier this month in Five Points West. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Stephanie Whitaker of Engaged Wedding Library in Homewood discusses Birmingham-area venues that allow outside catering. From Stephanie Whitaker.

A tour of the Holiday Shop in Hoover’s Rocky Ridge neighborhood. From Kimberly Arnwine.

Activist Carlos Chaverst Jr. speaks at the Justice for E.J. Community Forum earlier this month at Muhammad Mosque No. 69 in Arlington–West End. The protesters are focused on the Hoover Police shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr. on Thanksgiving (our vertical video of the week). From Hoover Toob.

Birmingham pastors respond to the killing of Emantic Bradford Jr., the protests and their community. From David Barnhart.

Protesters at the Hoover Walmart. From ABC Daily News.

Bullet holes in the windshield (our other vertical video of the week). From Youngin Boyz YouTube.

Dancing on the party bus! (Our other other vertical video of the week.) From Poke Jordan.

A Tennessee Coal and Iron mine. From Its Keeton.

An iron mine in Leeds. From Its Keeton.

Elton John performs “Your Song” earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown. From Bama Guy n Bham.

“Birmingham pastor caught on hidden camera taking woman’s panties off claiming to heal her.” (Our other other other vertical video of the week.) From Icolemancomedy.

Jesse Sierke paints at Art Town in East Lake Station (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Walter Simon.

Music video for “So Connected” by Birmingham rappers Mafia Squad featuring Yak Boi Fella. From Da Real Jay Popeye.

Singing at the Alabama State Sacred Harp Convention in November at Jefferson State Community College near Center Point. From Jonathon Smith.

Dashcam footage of driving I-20/59 from Fairfield to Trussville. From 504 Road Trips.

Promo by DeWayne Morris, pastor of Greater Works Church in Roebuck Plaza (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Greater Works Church of Birmingham.

Promo for finance expert Boyce Watkins at February’s A.G. Gaston Conference at the BJCC East Meeting Rooms downtown (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Your Black World.

Birmingham group Voices of the South performs “White Christmas” in 2017 at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Dennis R. Jones.

Concord, Calif., band Blue Devils competes in the 1979 Drum Corps International World Championships at Legion Field. From the Blue Devils.

And again in 1980. From the Blue Devils.

Driving in and around Birmingham. From Gone with Jon.

She’ll be there for you: Mountain Brook’s Courteney Cox (hi, Courtney!) surprises “Friends” superfan Suzy Antonyan on her birthday. From David Dobrik.

Soccer: Birmingham United SA 03 vs. Yankee United FC Reign NPL-03 at November’s Disney Girls Soccer Showcase in Orlando. From Stream Sports 2.

In this episode of “Drunk Birmingham Music History,” Jeff Herring talks about a strange incident at the Upside-Down Plaza in Five Points South (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jenny Gault.

In this episode of “Drunk Birmingham Music History,” Jennifer Herring describes a floor-shaking moment at Tuxedo Junction in Ensley (our other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jenny Gault.

New York rapper Mod Da God performs in November at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From QueenTT’s Dynasty.

Walking through Linn Park downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From William Graham.

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they’ve even infected this stanza

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The Russians spared no
expense in bringing chaos
to other nations.

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held up at the north pole port of entry

Monday, December 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Santa may delay
his journey to sort out some
weird tariff issues.

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#sundayread for December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

woman reading on bench

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forget hell

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

I had a better
verse in mind, but I didn’t
write it down in time.

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ai is my co-pilot

Saturday, December 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The long road to self-
driving cars will be littered
with bodies and wrecks.

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songs and sweets

Friday, December 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A time for candy
canes and mistletoe, thoughtful
gifts and caroling.

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youtube radicalization

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Watch a video,
then three more, then parrot back
hateful talking points.

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The Birmingham channel: A moment of panic

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Lee County teams compete in the Special Olympics Unified Alabama Volleyball scrimmage and tournament held at the CrossPlex in Five Points West (starting at 27:22). From L.H. Heavy.

Walking around 16th Street Baptist Church downtown. From Ted Loucks.

Singer Queen Naija performs in November at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Bree Jones.

In May at Railroad Park, UAB launches statewide participation in the All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health. The project goal is to collect health data from 1 million subjects for better individual medical care. From Wondros Global.

Taking shots at TopGolf in Uptown (our vertical video of the week). From the Bogey Bros.

Matthew Whitaker of GKHouses property management in Homewood on renting out a home. From GKHouses.

Sunrise in Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From Light and Dark.

Skating at Faith Skate Supply downtown. From Sasha.

The Mt. Olive Baptist Church Mass Choir performs during service on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jessica Y. Garner.

Promo for Salter Ferguson law firm near Lee Branch. From Salter Ferguson LLC.

Drone footage of UAB, Southside, downtown and Vulcan. From Jason Byrd.

Texas Travelers’ Madison McClarity hits a two-run homer against the Birmingham Thunderbolts 04 at the Bolts’ Five Star Exposure Tournament in November in south Alabama. From Texas Travelers Softball.

Strolling through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Tŏng Yé.

Testimonials for Vitalogy Wellness Center in Homewood. From Farah Sultan.

Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds. From Abom Adventures.

The Bards of Birmingham performs Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in November at Unity of Birmingham in Highland Park. From Steven Cullen.

Hiking at Ruffner Mountain. From Payton Mcfarland.

Report from an Atlanta station on the Thanksgiving shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover. From 11 Alive.

Shoppers running after gunshots; witness account. From Video Break.

Making an arrest near two bodies. Warning: graphic footage. (Our final vertical video of the week.) From Kyla Whitehead.

NBC report on Birmingham residents reconciling 50 years after racial segregation in Birmingham. From NBC News.

Climbing at the Moss Rock Preserve Boulder Field in Hoover. From Lane Lawley.

Promo for Birmingham rapper C-Ready. From None But Music.

Talking with the homeless in Birmingham. From Free Spirit Visions.

Alabama Power becomes one of three finalists for the 2018 Kanthal Award, recognizing innovation in heating technology and energy. The Birmingham utility’s Technology Applications Center fosters conversion from gas to electric heating solutions in foundries for industrial customers. From Kanthal.

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choose patience

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The hurry-up-and-
go method gives way to a
moment for breathing.

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the monsoon

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Whoever is still
praying for rain, please stop else
we drown on our land.

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the baby says hi

Monday, December 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

He toddles up to
strangers to welcome them with
no guise but kindness.

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#sundayread for December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

woman facing bookshelves

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space opera

Sunday, December 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A musical on
changing interstellar trade
policy and droids.

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the perks of being a working stiff

Saturday, December 8, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Sleep comes easily
to exhausted souls trying
to remain afloat.

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