Wade on Birmingham

prescription for downfall

Friday, December 2, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Demonize your foe.
Let no one reach you with love
or reason or trust.

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dust bowl

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Miles of scorched earth in
a forest of parched pines, all
subject to a spark.

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the conditions today and tomorrow

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Drought and wildfires
to tornados, thunderstorms
and flash floods like that.

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the world’s most popular dish

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Two parts hydrogen,
one part oxygen. Serve fresh
from cloud containers.

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The Birmingham channel: A love deluxe

Monday, November 28, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

“Faded with Jimmy Hu$tle” features L.A. rapper O.H.G. Jay. From Blurred Culture.

Hoover’s Jody Wolfe and his theories of the week. From Jody Wolfe.

Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets perform “Raise Up” at the 2016 Magic City Classic in October at Legion Field. From Showtime Web.

Mexican band Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon performs in September at at Rancho El Centenario in Mt. Olive. From Homero Manriquez.

Baile de las monas (“Dance of the monkeys”), a traditional religious wedding dance (our vertical video of the week). From MrDjchino25.

Jay Franco featuring Nikki Alva perform “Amor Eterno” in October at Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From Jay Franco.

The Miles College Purple Marching Machine performs at the Labor Day Golden Classic at Legion Field. From Roll Tide Alabama State.

Soccer match between the Steamers and Birmingham United earlier this month at Mountain Brook’s Rathmell Sports Park. From Daniel Bramblett.

Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel commercial, “Art That Speaks,” featuring a quilt by the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers and “Look Where He Has Brought Me” by the Blind Boys of Alabama. Created by Birmingham’s Luckie and Co. From LuerzersArchive84.

A look at UAB forward Chris Cokley (No. 3). From Savannah C-Port News.

Birmingham’s DJ Love Deluxe on deck in July at Rafiki’s Grill on Valley Avenue. From DJ Love Deluxe.

Houston alt-rock band Blue October performs “Hate Me” in October at Iron City on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Kris Averhart.

“Birmingham to the Gulf,” a documentary short by Matthew J. Grcic. From UAB Media Studies.

Street preacher at the 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival in August downtown. From Jeremiah Barker.

Las Vegas rock band Escape the Fate performs “One for the Money” in April at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Lexi Danielle Franklin.

Bell Boeing V-22 Ospreys taking off at the 117th Air Refueling Wing. From Military Videos.

Chicago alt-rock band Chevelle performs “Forfeit” in September at Iron City. From Stephanie Amber.

Drone footage of the Oak Mountain BMX course. From Knight Flyer.

Hanging out downtown. From Thanhhoang1102.

Condoleezza Rice on “Finding Your Roots with Henry Gates Jr.” From Damon Mollenkopf.

WWE’s “SmackDown Live” in September at Legacy Arena downtown. From Bree Jones.

Music video for “Represent” by Birmingham rapper Jed J. From JedJ205.

Massachusetts rock band Dinosaur Jr. performs “Just Like Heaven” in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Subere23’s Thought Experiment.

Atlanta rapper Rittz in 2015 at Zydeco on Southside. From Christopher Keenum.

Birmingham city council member Jay Roberson on “Twin Sports TV” at the 2016 Magic City Classic. From Twin Sports TV.

Drone footage of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Crestline. From Zuleida Aguirre.

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water water nowhere

Monday, November 28, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Please take this gift of
a single raindrop and share
it among millions.

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#sundayread for November 27, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016 by Wade Kwon

heart in pages

Photo: David Whelan (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for November 27, 2016:

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The latest #sundayread tweets:

beyond borders

Sunday, November 27, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Each tribe shuddered at
unity and withdrew to
a safer distance.

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plus al’s pancake world

Saturday, November 26, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Visit Stars Hollow
for its new sewer system
and its free parking.

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a dose of black friday

Friday, November 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Can a new blender
make family squabbling and
job stress go away?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Video: The surprising origins of Thanksgiving foods

Happy Thanksgiving, my little butterballs! Enjoy this double play on favorite foods on this #blessed holiday.

Video: Vegans represent! #UNameItChallenge

around the big table

Thursday, November 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Pass the cornbread, pie,
turkey, gravy, dressing, rolls,
green beans, cranberries …

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expect the unexpected

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Let hope fly out the
window. Receive candid views
and misguided help.

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bulletproof funny bone

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Wade Kwon

If we don’t shoot the
court jester first, we’re in for
some hilarity.

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The Birmingham channel: Glimpses of beauty

Monday, November 21, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Music video for “Free Weezy” by Birmingham rapper MC Qua. From MC Qua.

Half-guard basics with George Wehby of Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy in Hoover. From Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy.

Dover/Bagby traction elevator at parking deck No. 4 downtown. From DieselDucy.

Checking out food trucks and Vulcan on a family outing. From Ethan Young.

New York indie pop band AJR performs “I’m Ready” in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Austin Bryant.

Madison, Wisc., guitarist Dan “Spiffy” Neuman performs “It Belongs to You” at July’s Gospel Music Workshop of America at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Dan “Spiffy” Neuman.

Birmingham Innovation Week 2016 kicks off at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Church outreach in Birmingham (our vertical video of the week). From Joey Sammons.

Nighttime at Railroad Park downtown. From Sothick14.

Mike McLemore, executive director of the Birmingham Baptist Association, has a round table discussion with pastors about the organization and church partnerships. From Birmingham Baptist Association.

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap performs in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Smartabrett.

Much cuteness in dog and cat form at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. From RentMonster.

The Birmingham Boys Choir performs “Beautiful Day” in September at Samford University. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Hanging out around Railroad Park and Lightrails. From Jalon Johnson.

Nashville collector shows off haul from the 2016 Birmingham Record Show in August at the Gardendale Civic Center. From Rodger Coleman.

Lake Purdy Oct. 1 in Shelby County, as drought 2016 continues. From Phillip Humphries.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham sees record enrollment for the fall 2016 semester, including a 24.7 percent increase in the freshman class. From UAB News.

The choir from First Baptist Church of Birmingham in Homewood went on summer tour in San Antonio. From First Baptist Church of Birmingham.

Promo for Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in East Lake. From Ryan Meyer.

A quick look at Good People Brewing Company downtown. From Brad Bailey.

The Rickey Smiley Foundation gives a new car during Magic City Classic weekend. From Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

Allie visits the Birmingham Zoo. From Allie.

Family birthday hike at Red Mountain. From Amandalifts.

On a bus downtown. William and His Star Wars.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards a $250,000 Scholar Grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama for research and treatment of childhood cancer. From Hyundai Hope On Wheels 2016.

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Daya performs “Sit Still, Look Pretty” in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Austin Bryant.

Cyclists confront driver who braked suddenly in front of them during a September ride. From Jeff McCord.

Flying over Foley, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and Birmingham. From Marie Smyly.

Korn performs in October at Oak Mountain Amphitheare. From Lewismw.

Time-lapse footage of University Boulevard and 14th Street South. From Abdul Aaqib Mohammed.

A look at Indian Springs School in Pelham. From Lake | Flato Architects.

Huntsville R&B singer Raymond Williams performs “Let Me Love You Girl” at Plum Bar downtown. From Raymond Williams a k a Baby Boy.

Guitarist Joe Satriani performs “Satch Boogie” in March at Iron City on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Janie Martin.

Runway show for Birmingham’s Prettywolf at Birmingham Fashion Week 2016 in Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Out There Creative.

Birmingham’s Nali visits Detroit (our other other vertical video of the week). From Naomiluvsice.

Alabama country group Sweet Tea Trio performs in 2015 at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Jerry W. Henry.

First Baptist Church of Birmingham’s trip to the Dominican Republic. From First Baptist Church of Birmingham.

Oakland dance troupe Bandaloop performs on the side of the Alys Stephens Center. From UAB News.

Birmingham police chief A.C. Roper speaks at the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony on the UAB campus. From UAB News.

Railroad Park modeling session with Birmingham’s Shalanda McConnico. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Hitting the 32nd annual Alabama Orchid Society Orchid Show in September at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Growing Barefoot.

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