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rabble with a cause

Friday, December 7th, 2018

A protest is not
to reach consensus, but to
speak truth to power.

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the surly server

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Her feet ache, her shifts
go forever and her damn
diners forget tips.

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The Birmingham channel: The vision thing

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Showing off some moves. From Woodlawn Finest 86.

Reporter Ivana Hrynkiw tries out the Birmingham Police training course in November. From al.com.

Birmingham rock band Alabama Rose performs “Good Intentions” as part of the Sugarshack Sessions, filmed in Bonita Springs, Fla. From Sugarshack Sessions.

During a trip to Birmingham, meeting Munford comedian Darren Knight, a k a Southern Momma. From Harley Loper.

Bus on First Avenue North downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Jaylin Manly.

New York prog rock band Coheed and Cambria performs in November at Iron City on Southside. From Hawes Burkhardt.

A model train cruises through a miniature Birmingham. From Craig Gardner.

Train near downtown at night. From Birmingham-Rail Productions.

Ninth-grade students from Birmingham and the Black Belt visit the University of Alabama during the fall for Vision Days. From UA Division of Community Affairs

Talking with clergy members about spiritual direction. From Natalie I. Sansom.

Driving through LightRails downtown. From Deric McGuffie.

A witness describes train collision with SUV in November in Jones Valley. From al.com.

Snowing in November north of Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From Mista Rich.

Singing at Roosevelt Church of God in Brighton. From Drobousmc.

Scenes from the Tiger-Rock Martial Arts 2018 World Championships in July at the BJCC Exhibition Halls downtown. From Tku2505

Commercial for Gardendale Flea Mall and Antique Center. From Gardendale Flea Mall and Antique Center.

Model Brittany Walker poses downtown. From Stanley Parrish.

A driving vlog (our other other vertical video of the week). From Da Real Big Dee 4kTv.

The UAB Marching Blazers at practice and at the game. From Sean Murray.

Outside the Tutwiler downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Anthony Brogdon.

Driving on the interstate through downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From Jesus Gutiérrez.

Pick a side. From 45 Inc. Birmingham.

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin on the $378 million shortfall in the city’s pension fund. From City of Birmingham.

Rock musician Lindsey Buckingham performs “Big Love” in November at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Fliptyler.

Visiting from Philadelphia to take in an Alabama game and dine at Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q in Five Points South. From Seestuff.

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the holiday rush

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

… three smashed cars, two wreck-
er jobs and a traffic jam
on the interstate.

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everywhere but inside of the eyelids

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Tired, exhausted, worn
out, run down, sleepy, tuckered
out, zombified, dead.

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tinder, but for swingin’ kringles

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Those dying malls can’t
support Santa’s gigs, but an
app can summon him.

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#sundayread for December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
worn book with leather cover

Photo: Marco Verch (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for December 2, 2018:

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death at our own hands

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

More see the only
way out is through suicide.
Hope has gone away.

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climate charge

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Snowflakes in autumn.
Has winter solstice become
too commercialized?

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the coming frost

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Soon, the harvested
fields make way for death, decay
and the coming frost.

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The Birmingham channel: 200 down, 200 to go

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Note: Last week’s edition was our 200th installment of the Birmingham channel! It all started in 2014 with this video roundup.

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne performs “Trouble” in earlier this month at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Justin Pruett.

Highlight reel for Oak Mountain sophomore pitcher Connor Adams at October’s Perfect Game Fall Academic Showcase in Atlanta. From Skill Show Videos.

Atlanta rapper Mac Squirt performs earlier this month at Club Volcano in Ensley. From Mac Squirt.

Talking with the Birmingham Police during the Magic City Classic. From Essay Watts T.V.

Vlogging around town. From Nicole J la única y Lil bry la j familia.

Seattle rock band Unwed Sailor performs earlier this month at TrimTab Brewing Company in Lakeview. From J.D.

Driving on I-459. From D!Eguitθ Nico.

Halftime shows for the Tuskegee University Marching Crimson Piper Band and Miles College’s Purple Marching Machine earlier this month in Fairfield. From Natalie Woods Davis.

UAB celebrates raising $1 billion in 10 years. From University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Highlight reel for Oak Mountain sophomore first baseman Jake Derecki at October’s Perfect Game Fall Academic Showcase in Atlanta. From Skill Show Videos.

“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah discusses the Hoover Police shooting Emantic Bradford Jr. on Thanksgiving. From the Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Soccer. From John 502 Atlanta Georcia.

Having fun at the Birmingham Zoo. From Janae and Janaya.

Meet Farley the sea lion at the zoo (our other vertical video of the week). From Carol Thomas.

Drone footage of May’s Zoo Run. From Discovery Drone.

Dancing at Uptown and the BJCC area. From Patrick Anthony.

Stephanie Whitaker of Engaged Wedding Library in Homewood discusses downtown wedding venues. From Stephanie Whitaker.

Auburn surf rock band Man or Astro-Man? performs in 2016 at Saturn in Avondale. From Christopher Hays.

A quick look from Railroad Park and Vulcan. From BarterScoop.

Passing an accident on I-65 downtown. From Mauricio Muñiz.

Drone footage of Lake Purdy, filmed in October. From Jonathan Buxton.

Cool cars at October’s Magic City Classic. From Alabama Whipz.

More cars. From the Whip Paparazzi.

Train downtown. From Jeff Martin.

Journey performs “Stone in Love” in August at Legacy Arena downtown. From Michael Doyle.

Pressure washing a house’s exterior (our other other vertical video of the week). From Polo Painting Birmingham Al.

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra perform “For the Love of God” earlier this month at the Alys Stephens Center on Southside. From R0cker Productions.

Photography meetup downtown. From Lydia.

Elevator at TopGolf. From Wolf 570.

Diwali dancers perform earlier this month at Alys Stephens Center. From Nilesh Kumar.

Tampa couple takes road trip to Birmingham, including stops at Pies and Pints and Back Forty Brewing Company. From Caitie Ventures.

Getting ready to flip this house (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Boom Box 256.

Dashcam footage of driving I-65 from Huntsville to Birmingham. From Kenny Ram.

Def Leppard performs in August at Legacy Arena downtown. From Michael Doyle.

Talking with Joi Brown of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. From Whats Happening Bham.

X-ray (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Da Real Bartlo.

Inside the vault (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From DaReal Bartlo.

Downtown bus (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jaylin Manly.

Nashville country singer Chris Lane performs “Fix” earlier this month at Iron City on Southside (our final vertical video of the week). From Bonnie Britt.

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radical acceptance

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

This is our moment.
Circumstances don’t matter.
It is what it is.

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scribbling towards ecstasy

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

It takes a little
bit of practice each day to
become a writer.

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beauty and wonder

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

To gaze at the blue
sky with an armada of
clouds shaped like tacos.

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cartoon obsession

Monday, November 26th, 2018

So much joy from a
set of squiggly lines and a
troupe of strong voices.

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