Wade on Birmingham

the deep satisfaction of a cake maker

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Turning out layer
after layer of golden
baking perfection.

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The Birmingham channel: Living history

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Another promo for Homewood gym Nexus Fitness. From Nexus Fitness.

A snowy streetscape. From Vicki Violet.

Rochester Community TV’s abbreviated version of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis, a submission for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival contest. From Rochester Community TV.

Summary of Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin’s strategic plan for the upcoming year. From Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Original foot soldiers from the 1963 Children’s Crusade and children take part in a May re-enactment of the downtown civil rights march. From Kayla Gladney.

Driving through Mountain Brook. From Walt Moore.

Q&A with Kitana McGuire, human resources recruiter with Birmingham consulting firm 45 Inc. From 45 Inc. Birmingham.

Drone footage of an apartment complex in Ensley Highlands. From Blue Marlin Equity Group.

Sisters in Christ of Tuscaloosa perform in September in Birmingham (our vertical video of the week). From Ttown Bass.

Walking through the Garden Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Vertical Mars 1.

And walking through the gardens. From Vertical Mars 1.

Alan Spears of the National Parks Conservation Association on protecting public lands and historic sites such as the 16th Street Baptist Church. From On Common Ground.

Boys soccer: FC Dallas 02 vs. NO Spartans 02 in September at the Birmingham Bash tournament. From Keith O’Leary.

New York singer David Byrne performs “Blind” earlier this month at BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Robby Stewart.

Dashcam footage of driving east on I-22 to downtown. From Hanny Daddy.

Jam session with Helena singer-songwriter Shelia King and Birmingham keyboardist Steve Long. From Shelia King.

Dashcam footage of Los Angeles to Birmingham. From Neal.

An episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” in Birmingham that aired earlier this month featuring couple Patrick and Rachel and real estate agent Sloane Rhoden. From Home Design.

Memphis YouTuber Dewayne Bash hits Birmingham. From Famous Animal TV.

Tallahassee rock band Mayday Parade performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Brittany Whisman.

“Snakes in the Hood,” a dramatic feature shot and set in Birmingham. From Da MovieKidd.

Looking through the UAB roster on “NCAA Football 13.” From Intrust Games.

A trip to Birmingham for a movie at AMC Classic Lorna Ridge 10 in Hoover and shopping at Hometown Supermarket in Green Springs, Homewood. From Cody Gremlin.

Q&A with Birmingham artist John Lytle Wilson, who created “Return to Unicorn Island,” a paint-by-numbers audience-participation work at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From Birmingham Museum of Art.

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out of zany, one

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Wade Kwon

As long as we keep
the old, the infirm, the odd
out of sight, we’ll cope.

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#sundayread for October 21, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018 by Wade Kwon

philosophy section - Zurich

Photo: Markus Binzegger (CC)

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within one’s means

Sunday, October 21, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The problem with a
budget is window shopping
becomes obsession.

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dressed to thrall

Saturday, October 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A great costume sparks
envy and awe among those
stuck in basse couture.

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Vote 2018: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County general election

Friday, October 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Vote 2018

Election Day in America is almost upon us.

• If you’re not registered to vote, you have until Monday at 5 p.m. Register online with the State of Alabama. Register in person at:

  • local boards of registrars,
  • state and county offices that provide public assistance,
  • driver’s license renewal offices,
  • county library branches
  • and some city library branches.

Call the Secretary of State at 800-274-8683 for additional information.

• We have the sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties for the primaries. (The Jefferson County ballot has 350 versions, one for every sub-district.)

Find your polling place/districts.

The ballot has federal, state and county offices, along with four state amendments. The back page for all county ballots — detailing those amendments — is the same and included below. And check out the Alabama Voter Guide 2018, with voting procedures and frequently asked questions.

For easier viewing, you can print, download or zoom to full screen with each ballot.

Election Day is Nov. 6.

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Sample ballots for all 67 counties.

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Jefferson County

[Mobile version]

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Shelby County

[Mobile version]

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All counties: back page

[Mobile version]

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Alabama Voter Guide 2018

[Mobile version]

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More Vote 2018 coverage.

and the shiny goes to

Friday, October 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

All awards are trite
and egoistic except
for the ones I win.

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a holly jolly halloween

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Front yards aglow with
inflatable ghosts and troupes
of dancing pumpkins.

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voters of a certain age

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Young people don’t vote.
Old people do. And make bad
picks. Old people win.

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400 characters or 4,000

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Just how long should a
password be when companies
get hacked anyway?

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The Birmingham channel: The rides of October

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo for the Woolworth bar in Five Points South. From Focus Creative.

Fire engulfs Metropolitan apartments under construction in September in Lakeview. From Frank Mullens.

More fire footage. From al.com.

Drone footage of the fire. From WVTM-13 News.

CBS-42 report on driver allegedly holding students on Birmingham city school bus in September in Oxmoor Valley. From CBS 42.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church competes for a $150,000 Partners in Preservation grant. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for the Festival of Life religious conference on Oct. 24 at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From RCCG Jesus House Huntsville.

A visitor picks his 12 favorite spots in Birmingham, including the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Railroad Park, Birmingham Museum of Art and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. From Jeremy Bowling.

Snippets from the Workforce Summit and UI Directors’ Conference from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies in September at the BJCC East Meeting Rooms downtown. From InfoTech Videos.

Commercial for new Alliance of American Football franchise the Birmingham Iron. From Alliance of American Football.

Promo for the Club private supper club. From the Club.

Feature on not-for-profit Southern Research’s fund-raising campaign for work in neurosciences. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for the Birmingham Water Works. From Birmingham Water Works Vids.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce names Glen Iris app developer MotionMobs as finalist in the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin proposes in September buying new uniforms for the seven city high school marching bands (our vertical video of the week). From Mayor Randall Woodfin.

South Carolina Christian rock band Needtobreathe performs “No Excuses” in 2017 at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Max Haben.

Checking out rides. From Bassballinchevy334.

Rapper/singer-songwriter J. Cole performs in September at Legacy Arena downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From Apex Consulting Solutions.

Greenville, S.C., blues-rock group Marcus King Band performs in September at Zydeco on Southside. From Mark Berry.

Mounds, Okla.-based GoBob Pipe and Steel Sales announces a new Birmingham distribution center. From GoBob Pipe and Steel Sales.

An arrest outside of the UAB Hill Student Center (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ivelisse Sanchez.

Raining in the parking lot. From Mista Rich.

Commercial for post-Magic City Classic concert on Oct. 26 at Boutwell Auditorium downtown, including Maze and the Manhattans. From Jerry Mason.

Testimonial for Eng1ne Fitness in Brook Highland. From Chris Kizziah.

Destin jam band Cadillac Willy and Montgomery funk-blues band Blues Old Stand perform “Red Hot Mama” in 2015 at Avondale Brewing Company. From Morgan Lemly.

Michael Weber of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Birmingham announces fall events. From EO Birmingham.

Members of Positively Funny Improv perform “Action Slips” in 2012 at the Rare Martini in Lakeview. From Positively Funny Improv.

Members of Positively Funny Improv perform “First Date” in 2015 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From Positively Funny Improv.

Promo for Yaxeni y Ricardo los Luzeros de Rioverde performing at Fiesta in September at Linn Park downtown. From Yaxeni y Ricardo los Luzeros de Rioverde.

And onstage. From Yaxeni y Ricardo los Luzeros de Rioverde.

Family fun at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (our final vertical video of the week). From Knit Fitness LLC.

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the best jazz comes from montana

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The best jazz comes from
Montana, where the beats drop
all around the clock.

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#sundayread for October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Břevnov Monastery, Prague

Photo: Herbert Frank (CC)

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the twilight of america

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Where once all (white) men
were created equal, now
they’re the master race.

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