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a piteous domain

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

And when he saw the
breadth, he wept for there were no
more worlds to ruin.

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The Birmingham channel: Up in the air

Monday, January 30th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

UAB’s Sarah Parcak on GlobalXplorer, an online platform that enables anyone to discover and protect unknown sites. From TED.

Fall evening tennis. From the Hen Men.

State representative Patricia Todd speaks at the Women’s March earlier this month at Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Michael Carpick.

NCAA Football 14 simulation of the 2016 Birmingham Bowl featuring South Carolina vs. South Florida. From TruSportsSims.

Birmingham Bowl players visit patients in December at Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Birmingham Bowl.

On the patio at Chuy’s at the Summit. From Oscar Briones.

Highlight reel from the recent season of high school football show “Fox 6 Sideline.” From Josh Walker.

Members of Israel United in Christ preach on the street. The Southern Poverty Law Center includes the group on its list of “Active Hate Groups in the United States.” From IUIC Alabama.

Music video for “My City” by Alabama Bino. From Alabama Bino T.V.

Young actresses discuss Shakespeare plays, eat cobbler. From Bards of Birmingham.

Alexis McGraw of Touchdown Alabama Magazine talks with former Alabama defensive back Robby Green at his 2016 summer skills camp at Huffman High School. From Touchdown Alabama Magazine.

Real estate agent Jason Secor on hiring a home inspector. From Jason Secor.

Los Angeles alternative band LANY performs in October at Saturn in Avondale. From Sophia Theresa.

Allstate Insurance agency owner Nathan Marcus’ message for young adults. From Allstate Insurance: Nathan Marcus.

Mazda RX-7 with “four rotors, big turbo, full cage, carbon fiber gauge pod, racepack gauges, bride seats.” From Garrett Bowling.

Hunter Kimball runs his first 800m indoor race last week at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Hunter Kimball.

Climbing at Birmingham Boulders in the Oxmoor neighborhood (our vertical video of the week). From Blake Humphrey.

Blue Diamond Dance Team rehearsal (our other vertical video of the week). From Antonio Woody.

AmSouth Bank commercial from 1989. From Analog Indulgence.

A look at Birmingham Fashion Week 2016. From Alabama NewsCenter.

And behind the scenes with designer Alice and Trixie. From Alice and Trixie.

Chasing a train of the Alabama and Tennessee River Railway from Irondale to Birmingham. From Mbmars01.

Climbing at Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. From Parker Satterfield.

Family Dollar: “The music being played in the store totally unacceptable. People are in this store with their children. Y’all just lost a customer behind this, and I will post this on my Facebook page.” (Our other other vertical video of the week.) From Pissed Consumer.

Painter Jürgen Tarrasch restores the crown molding at the Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. From This Is Alabama.

Highlights from the Warped Horizon underground bass music party in December at Old Car Heaven on Southside. From Hunter Lee.

A look at the exhibits at BrickFair earlier this month at the BJCC Exhibition Halls downtown. From Alanhm2000.

Driving south along I-459 to I-65 south. From Oscar Briones.

Nova Scotia’s Frankie MacDonald on an impending winter storm in early January in Birmingham. From Frankie MacDonald.

Birmingham food distributor Wood Fruitticher and its custom app SalesPal. From FileMaker Inc.

Birmingham rock band Kate and the Howlers rehearses “Pass it On!” From Shane McMinn.

Birmingham rapper Cov Raw Af performs in December at Zydeco on Southside. From Rocavelli Video Productions.

Velocity Accelerator names its inaugural class. From Alabama NewsCenter.

At the annual Rickwood Classic. From This Is Alabama.

Heart performs “Crazy on You” in September at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Janie Martin.

Snow and ice hit earlier this month in Birmingham. From ViableNutria7972.

Harry “Traveling Shoes Preacher” Turner dance at Kelly Ingram Park. From MenAce.

Sharon Hester, prayer chaplain at Unity of Birmingham in Highland Park, on peace during Advent. From Unity of Birmingham.

Leaving the interstate at night to climb a hill on an ATV. From Quad Squad.

Driving around Birmingham at night. From RyNea Soul.

“Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid” number for Disney on Ice in October at Legacy Arena downtown. From Cody Allen Shelby.

Scanning the downtown skyline and the alley (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Jamie Williams.

Talking with Adrienne Whitehurst with Marriott International at August’s Soho Bridal Show in Homewood. From Main Street Productions.

The first meeting of Camille and Simba at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jules H.

Hanging out around Legacy Arena downtown. From Anna Khristoforova.

Speakers at the March for Life Rally earlier this month at Brother Bryan Park in Five Points South. From Mary Ann Vann.

Nashville singer-songwriter Ben Rector performs “Brand New” in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Austin Bryant.

UAB lab tech Divyank Saini donated a kidney in 2016, becoming a part of UAB Hospital’s record kidney chain. From UAB News.

The Wake Up Choir of Light Mission Pentecostal Church performs at November’s Mwakasege Conference at the Birmingham Marriott. From Light Mission Pentecoas Church.

Tattoos by Kawmane the Artiztic. From Acres Vision.

Trains earlier this month in Irondale, downtown Birmingham and Bessemer. From CSXQ614.

Nightlife after the 2016 Magic City Classic. From the Whip Paparazzi.

Driving through Five Points West Mobile Home Park. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

Rick Maki on the shooting range at the Steel Challenge, November at Brock’s Gap Training Center in Hoover. From Sidlarrie2.

The Laurel Taylor Taunton Band performs in October at the Forum Theater downtown. From Jerry W. Henry.

Birmingham band Clutch performs in December at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover. From Timothy Huffman.

Drone footage of downtown at night, plus a vlog entry from Rogers. From MrIwillFlyThere.

A train rolls through in 1995. From Bmztrain.

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were all those harry potter books for naught?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

World of magic to
guide us against fear and hate.
Rowling is brassed off.

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#sundayread for January 29, 2017

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
The House at Pooh Corner

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america the dutiful

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

We are a young and
sometimes foolish country, but
we may just yet shine.

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the newer colossus

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

I come from a pair
of immigrant parents. Born
here, waving in more.

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shortcuts to shortcuts

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Soon, we will be so
efficient that pushing a
button is too much.

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make love, smoke kush, try to laugh hard and live long

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

That’s the antidote.
You defeat the devil when
you hold on to hope.

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can’t bring myself to do what it is you think i should

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Too late to make it
right. Probably wouldn’t if
I could. ‘Cause I’m mad.

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a strange and bitter crop

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Pastoral scene of
the gallant South: the bulging
eyes and twisted mouth.

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The Birmingham channel: Closing the circuit

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Birmingham Women’s March on Saturday at Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Thomas N. Dennis.

Birmingham native Angela Davis speaks at the Women’s March Saturday in Washington. From Ata – Sylvia Rivera.

Spending an October weekend in Birmingham, including Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Railroad Park and Good People Brewing Company. From Macy V.

A trip to Vulcan (our vertical video of the week). From Kit MG3.

Highlight reel for defensive back Chris Johnson, playing for the University of Albany and Oak Mountain High School. From Street Light Recruiting.

WVTM-13 newscast opening for Jan. 1. From NWAR Media.

The Ducati Experience Tour in August at Big No. 1 Motorsports in Homewood. From Mrcstv.

Coca-Cola reps talk with John Currence, chef at Big Bad Breakfast in North Shelby County. From The Coca-Cola Co.

REO Speedwagon performs “Keep on Loving You” and “Roll with the Changes” in August at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From D Bear.

A narrated trip to Vulcan. From the Carpetbagger.

Trains downtown in spring 2015. From Paul Bislin.

Detroit rapper Big Hoodoo performs in October at Zydeco on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Bloody Hatchetz.

Riding in the glass elevator at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Diesel Ducy.

First day in Dubai: “I’ve lived in Birmingham for pretty much my whole life. Now I live in Dubai” (our other other vertical video of the week). From Matt Jones.

The Shine Showdown for detailers in October at Insane Paint Auto Detailing in Pelham. From Tremond Director Truesdale.

Leaders discuss economic development in December at the Birmingham Business Alliance 2016 Chairman’s Luncheon at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Debra Period on not voting in November’s general election. From #EuropeGoesUS – LENA.

And T.R. German Jr. of Bessemer on voting in November’s general election. From #EuropeGoesUS – LENA.

Birmingham rapper Nacho Man performs at Onyx Lounge in Smithfield (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Nacho Man TV.

Antoin Adams on when Birmingham raised minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. From AL.com.

The flooring at Children’s of Alabama. From NORA – Baueco.

Deleted scene from the documentary “First Lady of the Revolution.” From Spark Media.

Promo for We Are Visionaries. From Darrius Robinson.

Preview of Birmingham City Schools’ 77th annual All-City Christmas Music Festival in December at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler performs at Steel City Jazz Festival in 2014 at Linn Park downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Ask Kay Today.

The Birmingham Boys Choir performs “What Child Is This?” in December at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Promo for Harsen Boutique in Five Points West. From Josh Director.

Terry Adams performs “I’m Not Over You” at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Terry Adams Music.

Nashville country musician Sturgill Simpson performs “Call to Arms” in September at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Ttriece.

What are the best coffee shops for studying? From Emma Massengale.

Drone footage of drought-stricken Lake Purdy in late September. From Matt Ezell.

Don McNeal and James Rimmer speak at a symposium in August at the Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park. From MS Views and News Learning Channel on YouTube.

Vloggers Anna Grace and Taylor on a trip to Birmingham. From Anna Grace and Taylor.

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp after December’s Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. From the Big Spur.

Media conference for the 2016 Birmingham Bowl announcing participating teams South Carolina and South Florida. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Indiana rock band the Ataris perform “The Boys of Summer” in December at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Stephanie Amber.

Driving for Dollars in Roebuck with Brian Trippe. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

Promo for crowdfunding campaign for documentary “Letter from a Birmingham Girl.” From Lily Ahree Siegel.

Birmingham’s Fania Davis speaks on “Restorative Justice: A Relational, Healing and Radical Practice” in December at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From IHR.

Family outing to Vulcan and Treetop Family Adventure in Chelsea. From Christopher Mosley.

Promo for Lynsey Weatherspoon Photography. From Lynsey Weatherspoon.

Birmingham singer-actor Jordan Fisher performs in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Austin Bryant.

Exploring Sloss Furnaces. From Sharpenedge.

New York singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz performs in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Smartabrett.

Instructional video for the Easy Changer, a tool designed to help replace long fluorescent tubes, invented by Birmingham’s Bill Wright. From Terrphyl.

Jim Stephkovich of the National Weather Service Birmingham chats with meteorologist David Neal, formerly of Birmingham, about the drought longevity in Alabama and the lack of rain hitting the state in November. From WeatherNation.

Keep faith. Have a vision. (Our other other other other other vertical video of the week.) From Boo Wezzie.

Inside Lovelady Thrift Store in Eastwood, formerly a Circuit City location. From the Showstopper Shows.

Drone footage of Regions Field downtown. From Bravo Aerials.

Members of Delta Sigma Theta wrap presents donated to the Rickey Smiley Foundation for Birmingham children. From Arkadia Films.

Promo for My Econ (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Melissa King.

Dancers filmed in Birmingham and Nashville for Nashville in Harmony’s Road to Holiday December concert. From Kamren Kennedy.

Highlights from the Sky Is the Limit September mixer/fund-raiser at the Redmont Hotel downtown. From Marks Media.

New York singer-songwriter Ron Pope performs “One Grain of Sand” in October at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Julie-Anne D.

St. Louis alt-country band Son Volt performs “Windfall” in May at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Andrea Childers.

Drone footage of Vulcan. From Rory Williams.

Savannah plays with the motion-activated wall at the McWane Science Center downtown. From Kimberlykaye1985 Kimberly.

Working on a new overpass above I-20/59 at night. From Angel Aldana.

More than 200 volunteers pick up trash at a Lake Purdy cleanup day in November. From AL.com.

Carrie Underwood performs “Good Girl” in November at Legacy Arena downtown. From Matt F.

Alaskan rock band Portugal. The Man performs “All Your Light” in November at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Mark Traylor.

Driving north on Red Mountain Expressway. From Misael 205.

Stop-motion video depicting the Freedom Riders in Birmingham. From Caitlyn1159.

Celebrating the second anniversary of el Apóstol de Jesucristo (Apostle of Jesus Christ) ministry. From Berea Internacional.

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this haiku kills fascists

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

As they stood there, I
stood there asking, Is this land
made for you and me?

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#sundayread for January 22, 2017

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Ruby loves reading

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finally the tables are starting to turn

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Don’t you know, talkin’
’bout a revolution. It
sounds like a whisper.

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rockin’ in the free world

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

A warnin’ sign on
the road ahead … sayin’ we’d
be better off dead.

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