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Archive for May, 2016

on top of everything else

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The stout newcomer
irked the nudist colonists
with his rakish hat.

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The Birmingham channel: Jack Bauer lives!

Monday, May 30th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Jackson-Olin cornerback Mackell Pippen wins a friendly footrace. From al.com.

UAB student Jeni Weber applies to be a University Innovation Fellows Candidate and discusses redesigning education. From Jeni W.

In April, the Birmingham Museum of Art featured a collaboration between photographer Jared Ragland and improvisational musicians LaDonna Smith and S.I. Reasoning, with dancing from a local Butoh troupe. From S.I. Reasoning.

UAB fine arts student Anna Zoladz, who has turned an internship at Birmingham’s Random Logic Games into a full-time job, demonstrates her first game, Bot Jump. From UAB Magazine.

Driving south on I-65, then north on I-459, with all exits marked. From the Solarcatcher.

Heavy metal artist Rob Zombie performs “More Human Than Human” earlier this month at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From sinandpunishment.

Paul Simon performs “The Boy in the Bubble” earlier this month at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Robby Stewart.

Riding motorcycles on downtown streets. From Vagabondo.

Promo for First Church downtown. From First Church.

Promo for Birmingham consulting firm 45 Inc. From 45 Inc.

An Armstrong family trip to the Birmingham Zoo. From Armstrong Family.

The April grand opening of the Cooper Green Baseball Complex in the Powderly neighborhood. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Drone footage of Regions Field and downtown. From Cullman Aerial and Real Estate Photography.

An outing at the Birmingham zoo. From Morgans Booth.

The Kiefer Sutherland Band performs in April at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From April Tackett.

A look at the nonprofit Birmingham Education Foundation. From UAB Media Studies.

Macon, Ga., blogger Molly McWilliams Wilkins tours Birmingham. From Brandon Everett Thompson.

Celebrating the birth of Nahshon Joaquin Garcia, apostle of Jesus Christ. From Berea Internacional.

Full set from Swedish heavy metal band Ghost, earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Halie Hadden.

The Birmingham Prime battle the New York Outlaws at the 2015 paintball quarterfinals in Dallas. From Team PR1ME Paintball Fan.

California singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performs in April at Iron City. From Jennifer Le.

British cover band the Molly Ringwalds performs “Livin’ on a Prayer” earlier this month at Iron City. From Happenin’s in the ‘Ham.

A LEED-certified home built by Habitat for Humanity. From Alabama Power.

The Birmingham Prelude Strings performs with the Alabama Youth Symphony earlier this month at the Alys Stephens Center on Southside. From Finley Evans.

Mountain biking at Oak Mountain State Park. From Larry Bird.

Animals at the Birmingham Zoo take limbs and leaves from power line tree trimming. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Chicago heavy metal band Disturbed performs a cover of “Killing in the Name” earlier this month at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From DISTURBEDpedia.

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Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Video: “The Last Viewing” from StoryCorps

In these videos, family members honor the lives of two soldiers lost in 2015, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

Video: Maj. Marissa Alexander honors her husband,
Staff Sgt. Leroy Alexander.

the battle done

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Lay down your arms and
rest, weary soldier. The war
rages on and on.

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#sundayread for May 29, 2016

Sunday, May 29th, 2016
Girl who loved books

Photo: Heidi Rewell (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for May 29, 2016:

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The latest #sundayread tweets

the doctor will misdiagnose you now

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

You’re either three months
pregnant or suffering from
a case of scurvy.

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the modern litmus test

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Decoding a friend’s
serial vaguebooking by
one and all watching.

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the backyard crew

Friday, May 27th, 2016

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

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next to the cartoon pig

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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 25th, 2016

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

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not on my paper plate

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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 23rd, 2016

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 23rd, 2016

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 22nd, 2016
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 22nd, 2016

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

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