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The Birmingham channel: Speeding through fall

Monday, October 23, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Meeting L.A. indie rock band Foster the People earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Weekend Will.

Atlanta’s Ralo, YBC Lo, Decatur Redd, 2242 Capo and My’lik perform in Birmingham. From Decatur Redd.

Time-lapse footage of Southside. From the Neil Show.

Time-lapse footage of downtown. From the Neil Show.

Checking out Fiesta in September at Linn Park downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Angel Peña.

The view from the back seat (our other vertical video of the week). From Kyle Peace.

Phoenix singer Trinidad Cardona at WBHJ 95.7 Jamz. From Run-It-Up Records.

Stobe the Hobo hitches a ride on a train (twice) from Birmingham to Dallas. From Hobestobe.

Like Paul performs at Faith Chapel Christian Center near McDonald Chapel (our other other vertical video of the week). From LP LikePaul.

Let’s Play session from 205 Gamer on “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” From 205 Gamer.

Paula Alvarez Pino talks about her time at UAB, studying and playing on the tennis team. From VT Sports Management – Becas en USA.

Former Vice President Joe Biden stumps for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones earlier this month at the BJCC East Ballroom downtown. From Actress Gabrielle.

At September’s e.Builders Forum for entrepreneurs at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin interviews Birmingham mayor-elect Randall Woodfin earlier this month. From Roland S. Martin.

David Doel reports on Woodfin’s election win. From the Rational National.

Campaign commercial for Birmingham mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin. From Haleigh Black.

Performing the Playing With Fire line dance at Bailey Dance Studio in Hoover. From Jo Mellown.

Highlight reel for Briarwood Christian sophomore Chance Beard. From Chance Beard.

More from Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan monthlong trip to Antarctica. From Kyle Sullivan.

Working out on the road at Gold’s Gym in Birmingham. From Renewed Strength Fitness 4031.

Children’s of Alabama employees on living in Birmingham. From Children’s AL Careers.

YouTuber Chris Strub visits family in September in Birmingham (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Chris Strub.

Time-lapse footage of creating a mural at Avondale’s Birmingham Recycling and Recovery center. From Paul Cordes Wilm.

Dancing cumbia at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Testimonial from Richard Rayburn of Fravert sign company for Machine Tools South in Vestavia Hills. From Machine Tools South.

Commercial for Friday’s kickoff events in Birmingham for Alabama’s 200th birthday. From Audiostate 55.

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on a September episode of “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham.

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield gives the keynote address at the Southeast Energy Storage Symposium in September at Southern Research in Oxmoor. From Alabama Graphite Corp.

Hanging out at Mugshots Grill and Bar, Steel City Pops and other local spots. From Lily Campbell.

Touring Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry next to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. From Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry.

The Spain Park marching band competes earlier this month in the Trussville Marching Invitational. From Dale Tadlock.

Recap of the sixth weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll Catholic High School’s stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the seventh weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll. From Starnes Publishing.

Drone footage of the Summit. From Ken Heron.

At the Birmingham Zoo. From Susan P. Sutherland.

Scenes from Railroad Park downtown. From Gideon Endrei.

Interview with Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir From Tru Dat TV.

The Carver High School Mighty Marching Rams performs “Back Stabbers” in the stands. From Avion Greene.

Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum in Leeds. From Traveling Golfer.

Promo for Make Ready Weekend ministry conference with Rick Burgess and Andy Blanks in March at the Church at Brook Hills on U.S. 280. From YM360.

Jennifer Skjellum on empowerment (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From GirlSpring Power.

Having fun around town, including Lightrails, Railroad Park, Five Points South and Young the Giant at the BJCC Concert Hall. From Whatley and Co.

Security camera footage of a Sept. 28 armed robbery at MetroPCS in Ensley. From AL.com.

Alabama’s DJ Manish at Sidebar in Lakeview (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Manish Lets Get Em a k a DJ Manish.

Highlights from the NXL 2v2 Alabama paintball championship at Prime Paintball in Leeds. From Sherpa Marketing Solutions.

A message from the Northside Rams. From Big Phil the Director.

Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board briefs the media on UPS flight 1354 crash in 2013 at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From NTSBgov.

Cincinnati rock band the Afghan Whigs performs “Debonair” in September at Saturn in Avondale (our final vertical video of the week). From Digital Killed the Radio Star Podcast.

Los Angeles singer JoJo performs “Clovers” at the Little Black Dress Party fund-raiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. From Austin Bryant.

Ross Lamon of Tuscaloosa proposes to Taylor Dixon in November during the Little Black Dress Party at Regions Field downtown. From Austin Bryant.

Bagpipes for the morning workout earlier this month at Homewood Central Park. From F3 Birmingham.

Rock band Tesla performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Jay Burnham.

An Indian duet. From Kris Krishnan.

Driving I-20/59 through downtown. From la Palmada Guerrero.

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a rapist in the making

Monday, October 23, 2017 by Wade Kwon

He thought nothing of
his many suggestive texts,
his whispered come-ons.

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#sundayread for October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017 by Wade Kwon

reading

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country music staples

Sunday, October 22, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Trucks, Jesus, women,
beer, dogs, heartbreak, the outdoors,
Mama ‘n’ Daddy.

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months to live

Saturday, October 21, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The doctor put down
her charts and broke the bad news
with a steady voice.

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cupcake gigante

Friday, October 20, 2017 by Wade Kwon

In the small pan rose
a small cake. A small knife spread
a schmear of icing.

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movie night

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Wade Kwon

We sit close in the
dark, hand in hand, eyes on the
screen and each other.

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to the bunkers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Are there really good
people still left in the world
or are they hiding?

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no more facades

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Wade Kwon

I want to be my
best self and my worst self for
the one I adore.

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The Birmingham channel: Learn to let go

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Explaining bitcoin (our vertical video of the week). From Vida Divina GPS LLC.

Los Angeles R&B singer-songwriter Tank performs (and then some) in September at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our other vertical video of the week). From Molded Uniquely.

Traffic on I-20/59 in 2014. From Mark Almond.

Birmingham band Rug Monkey performs Haven on Southside. From Mel Blackwell.

Prospective students visit Birmingham-Southern College. From Banks Nash.

Mexican balada and cumbia band Los Acosta performs in September at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Wil Raya.

Plus a message from the members of Los Acosta. From Santos Toribio.

A 1963 downtown business boycott, part of the civil rights movement in Birmingham. From Huntley Film Archives.

Marches for civil rights in 1963 downtown with Birmingham police officers attacking protesters with fire hoses and dogs. From Huntley Film Archives.

Austin travel vlogger Renata Pereira visits Pizitz Food Hall, the Heaviest Corner on Earth, the Peanut Depot and Bethel Baptist Church. From Renata Pereira.

Grupo ICC performs in August at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Ziplining at Red Mountain Park. From Alexis Flores-Betancourt.

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin interviews Birmingham mayoral candidate William Bell in September. From Roland S. Martin.

Hip-Hop Birmingham interviews mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin in September. From Hip-Hop B’ham TV Group.

Martin on voter turnout in the Birmingham runoff elections. From Roland S. Martin.

Ramsay at Grayson (Ga.) in September. From Byron Henry.

Working in the UAB chemistry lab (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Khadaja Gardner.

Highlight reel for Birmingham junior Rich Smith at the Perfect Game Southeast Top Prospect and Underclass Showcase in August in Cartersville, Ga. From Skill Show Videos.

Highlight reel for Oak Mountain freshman Connor Adams at Perfect Game Southeast. From Skill Show Videos.

Highlight reel for Homewood junior Daniel Patton at Perfect Game Southeast. From Skill Show Videos.

Exploring TCI’s Ensley Works. From Brad Lovell.

DC jam band New Potato Caboose performs “Eyes of the World” in August at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Treser62.

Looking around downtown. From Joe Tillman.

DJ Sonido Cóndor onstage at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Vice President Pence stumps for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange in September at the HealthSouth Aviation hangar at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Right Side Broadcasting Network.

Nashville rock-soul band Waker performs in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Slider Blues.

Martin Luther King Jr. and a colleague leave the Birmingham jail in 1963. From Huntley Film Archives.

Alabama Graphite Corp. CEO Donald Baxter’s presentation at the Southeast Energy Storage Symposium in September at Southern Research in Oxmoor. From Alabama Graphite Corp.

A look at Starnes account director Kristen Stempak. From Starnes Publishing.

Hiking at Cosby Lake Park in Clay. From Freshwater Land Trust.

Taking the Birmingham Pledge. From Luke Slott.

Promo for nonprofit organization WorkFaith Birmingham. From WorkFaith Birmingham.

Los Angeles singer-songwriter/rapper Kesha performs “Learn to Let Go” in September at Iron City on Southside (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jessica Moore.

Dash cam footage of driving from Birmingham to Montgomery. From Almost Engineer.

Recap of the fifth weekend of high school football in September. From Starnes Publishing.

Westside represent (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From David Dray.

Drone footage of another drone filming Vulcan for a 3D model. From Vear Experts.

A visit to Jurassic Quest dinosaur show at Legacy Arena downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From Patrick Maestas.

Promo for the Trussville Fit Body Boot Camp gym. From Stanley Parrish.

UAB at North Texas in September. From Evgeniy Fedorov.

St. Louis real estate investor Shaun McCloskey speaks at the August meeting of the Alabama Real Estate Investor Association in Homewood. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

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race track report

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The cars turned and turned
and turned and turned and turned and
turned and turned and turned.

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#sundayread for October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Reading Canadaland

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natty nuptials

Sunday, October 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The bride wore a pearl
strapless gown with beaded trim.
The groom wore a tux.

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the healing power of puppers

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The world is toast. But
at least I can look at dogs
on the Internet.

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no quarters necessary

Friday, October 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Tap keys and grow plants
and zap spaceships and rock hard
and score lots of points.

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