Wade on Birmingham

the backyard crew

Friday, May 27, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Cheers to the weekend
grillers and their smokers and
charcoal and slow heat.

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next to the cartoon pig

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Look for a shack in
the woods with a smiling cook
and surly waitress.

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butts on the night shift

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The pitmaster woke
several times to check the heat
and meat before dawn.

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not on my paper plate

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A dry rub is not
for me. Nor is mustard sauce
or straight smokiness.

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The Birmingham channel: The produce below, the skies above

Monday, May 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

The Militia All-Stars from Warrior take part in a Birmingham cheerleading competition. From Militia All-Stars.

Promo for Rock the Block vacation Bible school. From the Church at Brook Hills.

Giraffes at the Birmingham Zoo. From Abby.

Oakland rapper G-Eazy performs in April at Sloss Furnaces. From Nick Mills.

Spring lightning. From thebrookiew.

Hanging out at Railroad Park, the Red Cat and Dreamcakes, plus the tunnel under Palisades. From Kristine.

University Innovation Fellows candidate David Long, a UAB mechanical engineering student. From Dave Long.

Drone footage of Berry High School in Hoover. From Bluff Park Drone.

Roadtrip to Birmingham, including Samford University, Ed’s Pet World, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Pepper Place and Railroad Park. From Meg Stafford.

Atlanta rapper Young Thug performs at April’s Magic City Hip-Hop Bash at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Rico Kool.

Commercial for Fresh Ave. Grooming and Style in Five Points South. From Posey Visual Arts.

Elephants at the Birmingham Zoo. From Maddie Hart Loves Cheer.

Springtime flowers at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Kristin Lane.

Grace McAllister performs at the Platinum National Dance Competition in April at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Dianne McWhirter.

Boise pop artist Youth Lagoon performs “Pelican Man” in 2013 at Bottletree Cafe in Avondale. From Guy Phillips.

A 1996 ultimate fighting match between John Campetella and Gary Goodridge at Bill Harris Arena in Five Points West. From Jeremy White.

Stan Law, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Birmingham, talks about the launch of the Let’s Move Outside! program. From Birmingham YMCA.

Time-lapse footage of the sky from Terrace Court Apartments in Five Points South. From Jacob Thornton.

Testimonial for Atlanta’s Perfect Entertainment filmed at a wedding at the Westin Birmingham. From Perfect Entertainment.

Drone footage of an April storm approaching the city. From John Brown.

The Rickey Smiley Foundation helps people in Birmingham. From Arkadia Films.

Claude Nielsen and John Sherman of Birmingham’s Coca-Cola United. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Highlights from the Association of Related Churches April conference at Church of the Highlands in Irondale. From ARC.

“Possible Ebola case” (our vertical video of the week). From Terrell Dunn.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Drone Productions.

ACE Cheer Company level 5 team tryouts’ required routine. From ACE Cheer Company.

Lightrails at night. From Kristin Lane.

Jam band Widespread Panic performs “Honky Red” in April at Legacy Arena downtown. From Craig Baird.

College students and employers seeking IT and engineering help meet at April’s Talent Recruitment Project at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Watch the 2016 Honda Indy Grand Prix. From Insane Race.

Dance battle. From Nuway2live.

Swedish Americana duo First Aid Kit performs “Waitress Song” at July’s SlossFest. From Guy Phillips.

Andrew Brower, executive director of the Birmingham United Soccer Association, recaps the 2015-16 season. From 81 Shop.

Birmingham’s Traylor and Melody Lovvorn present “The Healing Path After the Trauma of Betrayal” in March at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City. From Vauna Davis.

A visit to Pepper Place Market in Lakeview. From Andria.

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know your fixins

Monday, May 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Corn muffins is a
side. Mac and cheese is a veg-
gie. Pie is a side.

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#sundayread for May 22, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Photo: Craig Sunter (CC)

Photo: Craig Sunter (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for May 22, 2016:

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the birmingham style of pit barbecue

Sunday, May 22, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Vinegar with a
hint of sweet, over pulled pork
and sometimes chicken.

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white sauce is the devil

Saturday, May 21, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Chicken, grilled or smoked,
deserves a tangy red coat.
White is for the birds.

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up with down-ballot

Friday, May 20, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Who’s president does
matter, but who occupies
lower posts counts more.

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best behavior

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by Wade Kwon

An illusion of
camaraderie with a
hint of courtesy.

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with lyrics by the cakehole

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The best songs come from
the diaphragm with support
from the trachea.

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keep birmingham weird

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Renegade skaters
hunt artisanal popsicles
and hoppy craft beers.

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The Birmingham channel: Blazer film festival 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos, featuring the latest short films from students in the UAB Media Studies program (Vimeo channel) …

“Seeking Shelter” by Ashley DeSouza and Ericka DeSouza.

A young mother shares her struggles with homelessness. Community leaders point to a broader picture and analyze why Alabama is lacking adequate resources to assist.

“Blocked” by Amber Pope and Suzanna Swanson.

The Fountain Heights neighborhood fights a highway plan that will further divide it from the rest of the city.

“Wildfire” by Sonya Mitchell and Jonathan Nilsen.

An examination of the root causes of youth violence, the devastating impact on a family and the work of Growing Kings to change the story.

“Company Town” by Amir Ahmed and Gina Sherman.

Globalization makes a big local impact on Fairfield. When U.S. Steel closes its doors, workers go without jobs, and a community struggles to meet the needs of citizens.

“The Acceptance Part” by LaCoriya Ford and Rebecca Sylvester.

The young LGBT community all too often faces rejection, bullying and violence, but the Magic City Acceptance Center offers a supportive community.

“Design for Everyone” by Benjamin Johnson and David Love.

Birmingham designers partner with the Lakeshore Foundation to create innovative fitness equipment for the old and young, those living with and without disabilities.

“Vitalize” by Spencer Portis and Lauren Smith.

Avondale’s boom in bars, restaurants and businesses prompts some to ask if this is gentrification.

See the UAB docs from 2015.

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bob’s -30-

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A great reporter
but also a great human
all in one body.

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