Wade on Birmingham

the empty conveyances

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Buses run a few
routes, an hour behind and
sometimes broken down.

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my drone army

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

My drone army brings
pizza, spies on neighbors, fights
sparrows, drops flyers.

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festival foe

Monday, July 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Lightning struck without
hitting anything, sending
fans to seek shelter.

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#sundayread for July 15, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

three books

Photo: Dean Hochman (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for July 15, 2018:

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hyporationality

Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Logic and reason
aren’t the right weapons in a
modern tête-à-tête.

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the problem auteur

Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Singular vision
coupled with outdated views
on equality.

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another word for

Friday, July 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

When the poem runs
just one syllable too long:
Thank you, thesaurus.

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Vote 2018: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County primary runoffs

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Vote 2018

The political year is flying by: It’s already time for the state runoff election.

Sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties are included below. BirminghamWatch has a guide to the remaining candidates in Birmingham-area races.

(For easier viewing, you can download or zoom to full screen with the embedded Jefferson County Democratic runoff ballot.)

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Find your polling place and districts.

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Sample ballots for other counties with runoffs.

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Jefferson County: Democratic ballot

Jefferson County: Republican ballot

Jefferson County 2018 Republican runoff sample ballot

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Shelby County: Republican ballot

Shelby County 2018 Republican runoff sample ballot

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Note: No Democratic runoff in Shelby County.

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More Vote 2018 coverage.

blessed are the pedestrians

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The savior is on
his way, requests you park in
designated lots.

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The Birmingham channel: Meat of the matter

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

The Miller Steam Plant near Quinton. From Go West USA.

Birmingham country singer Trey Lewis performs in June at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Trey Lewis.

Part of the 1992 Iron Bowl at Legion Field. From Dpjr Bentford.

Checking out the monthly Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama at Sloss Furnaces. From Happenin’s in the ‘Ham.

Talking with Willie Williams Jr. about North Birmingham art gallery Studio 2500. From 99 Voices.

A look at the Birmingham Bar Association in 2017. From Birmingham Bar Association.

Dashcam footage of I-20/59 southbound to downtown. From 601 Travels.

SuicideGirls check out Birmingham in April. From Torie Suicide.

The last day of classes at UAB. From Dustin Harrelson.

Promo for the Live2Lead leadership conference in October at Regions Field downtown. From Richard Mobley | Seven Four.

Ariel Banfalvy of St. Petersburg’s A and G Dance Academy performs at January’s Intrigue Dance Intensive competition at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown, winning Teen Improv. From AriBear503.

Stunt car and helicopter in a scene filmed downtown for the action movie “Live” (our vertical video of the week). From Timothy A. Taylor.

Dashcam footage of a traffic stop by Birmingham Police on I-459. From Serik186.

Soccer: Birmingham Hammers vs. Tri-City FC Otters in June in Johnson City, Tenn. From Tri-Cities FC Otters.

Highlights from Funk Fest in June at Legion Field. From Shout N 2 the Void Media S.

Oakland rapper Too Short performs at Funk Fest. From Fanga Man.

Atlanta producer Zaytoven promoting the movie “Birds of a Feather.” From Brandon Gantt.

A Center Point creek (our other vertical video of the week). From Madd1966dh.

Walking around Meadow Brook. From Paul P.

The view from the back seat at night (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ren 8 Rbg L-Rated.

Joe Calamusa, managing director of the University of Alabama Sales Program, speaks to Southern Company employees on internal entrepreneurship in June. From Joe Calamusa.

Seattle power pop band Supercrush performs “I Don’t Want to Be Sad Anymore” in June at Seasick Records in Crestwood. From Seasick Records.

Birmingham city council member and Jefferson County Commission candidate Sheila Tyson on local TV show “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham. From Our Issues Birmingham.

CB action from Birmingham. From Charlie Brown.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards $100,000 to two doctors at Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2017.

Drone footage of Forest Park. From Dunlap Productions.

Minneapolis rapper Dessa performs in June at Saturn in Avondale. From Actress Gabrielle.

Ad for a Community Reinvestment Act data analyst at a Birmingham bank. From Johnson Search Group.

Animated fly-through of Bruno Cancer Center at St. Vincent’s on Southside. From TresD 3D Renderings and Animations.

Hollywood rock band Black Veil Brides performs in April at Iron City on Southside. From Galactic Peacock Video Productions.

Web series “Carnivorous” visits Birmingham with stops at El Barrio, Bettola, Hot and Hot Fish Club and Highlands Bar and Grill. From Cafeteria Films.

Promo for Homewood’s Covenant Presbyterian Church summer choir. From Covenant Presbyterian Church.

How Southside’s Independent Presbyterian Church works with adults with mild to moderate memory loss. From IPC Birmingham.

Visiting Birmingham, including a trip to Yo’ Mama’s downtown and flying a drone. From Lecture Fan.

Promo for free training in using handguns later this month. From Warrior Works.

Walking downtown. From Edward Cabeza.

A look at Thrive Clay Studio in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for John Carroll Catholic High School in Homewood. From Billy Ivey.

A drone ball drop at Pine Tree Country Club in Irondale. From Computer Center of North America.

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The Birmingham channel

peanut gallery 2.0

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Wander into the
comments online and find the
worst, best among us.

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bands and brands

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Jefferson Airplane,
Jefferson Starship, Starship,
and next version, Tar.

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nature’s disown

Monday, July 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The drowning frog does
not ask why, but curses the
scorpion to death.

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#sundayread for July 8, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018 by Wade Kwon

bulb in book

Photo: Ralf Steinberger (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for July 8, 2018:

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they plot, fear not

Sunday, July 8, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Homophones and a
gang of unslanted rhymes hatched
their grand rhyming scheme.

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