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describe 2017

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Kleptocracy. Sex
monsters. Women’s movement. And
Russian collusion.

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the re-wrappening

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Gifts that were almost
good enough headed to those
houses less worthy.

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The Birmingham channel: The great Alabama whiteout

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Talking with conservative voters at Urban Standard downtown before the special Senate election with political consultant Frank Luntz. From Vice News.

The November inauguration of Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin. From All God Buddy.

Jonathan Nelson, general manager for the Birmingham Barons, on the new uniforms. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Glimpses of snow earlier this month. From Big Phil the Director.

Drone footage of the snow at Railroad Park downtown. From al.com.

Driving in snow. From Colby Hooper.

Falling snow (our vertical video of the week). From Panorama Computer Services.

More driving in snow. From Jose Aranda.

Peeking at the blizzard from the front door (our other vertical video of the week). From Beauty She Is Me TV TM.

Driving on Rock Creek Road in Sylvan Springs. From Pbmack36.

First time to experience snow. From Sun Hat Kae.

More snowy drone footage. From Jolly Comet.

Snow in the park. From Vladimir Fuerte.

Checking out the snow from the great indoors. From Justin Vines.

Snow report from downtown. From Audra Hart.

Even more driving through the snow. From Ben Chapman.

Sledders, geese and more around town. From Live Storms Media.

Reporting on the record snowfall earlier this month. From Kikuyu Diaspora Television USA.

Even more drone footage of a neighborhood covered in snow. From Jody Wolfe.

Promo for Momentum Telecom in Crestwood South. From United for Life Foundation.

Highlights from November’s Big Pitch competition at the Negro Southern League Museum downtown. From All God Buddy.

Highlight reel for Clay-Chalkville senior defensive end Kendall Smith. From Street Light Recruiting.

Gadsden’s Back Forty Beer Company to anchor the Sloss Docks Warehouse redevelopment project in Central City. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Drone footage of Vulcan. From Ulyses Almanza.

Dawn Burke to speak at the December meeting of the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management at the Club. From United for Life Foundation.

Snow in 1960 in Center Point. From Brian Coshatt.

Birmingham rock band Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires performs in August at WFMU Monty Hall in Jersey City. From WFMU.

Drone footage of downtown. From James – BeBop.

R&B group June’s Diary performs in November at Legacy Arena downtown. From Jerrica Wiley.

Shout out for Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Avondale. From the Fashioneer by Patrick T. Cooper.

St. Louis blues-folk musician Pokey Lafarge performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Jonas Jacobs.

Promo for Shipt downtown. From United for Life Foundation.

Orlando rock band Alter Bridge performs “Open Your Eyes” in November at Iron City on Southside. From Eddie Harper.

UAB senior Forrest Satterfield speaks at the University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup in November at Google in Mountain View, Calif. From University Innovation Fellows.

The self-rocking baby (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ron Terry.

Tonja at St. Vincent’s Health System reflects on her work. From Robert Fish.

Promo for His Grace Is Sufficient church in Oxmoor. From Nash Films/Chris Lewis.

Alt-rock band Ween performs in 2000 at the Five Points South Music Hall. From the Stallion Mang.

A proposal at the New Found Glory concert earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Aaron Prisock.

Promo for HospiceLink downtown. From United for Life Foundation.

Brian Hilson, president and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance, discusses economic development. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Yogis Kim Drye and Becca Impello discuss HereNowYoga training. From HereNow Yoga.

Let ‘er rip (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Entering Lightrails (our final vertical video of the week). From Fly Star Media.

Leaving the hotel room. From the Fashioneer by Patrick T. Cooper.

Presiding elder Albert Hyche and Ida Tyree-Hyche address the South Birmingham Huntsville Bessemer District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. From Jiwann Dixon.

Highlight reel for Bessemer City senior quarterback Jason Foster Jr. From Street Light Recruiting.

Driving by downtown. From Get Off the Grid Guy.

Someone’s not happy with their Subway sandwich. From Pat Locsta.

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in anticipation of being all grown up

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

She would dream of get-
ting older, filling out her
curves, dating, driving.

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Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy this holiday tale of mischief from Tiffany Robinson and Arc Stories.

Video: “Holiday Horror” from “Stories from the Stage”

the unselfish season

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Dare we remember
the reason for the season,
thinking of others.

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#sundayread for December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 24th, 2017
Christmas books

Photo: Benjamin (CC)

Part 1: My picks for #sundayread for December 24, 2017, highlighting the year’s best reads:

All my #sundayread picks for 2017. And look for Part 2 on Dec. 31.

More posts from Wade this week:

The latest #sundayread tweets:

winter warmup special

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

A big bucket of
hot cocoa with marshmallows
the size of a fist.

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not the santa I know

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

He gets a little
wound up getting ready for
a lap around Earth.

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overheard in the next car

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Ashamed and brittle,
the passenger belted out
insult after insult.

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old man comes a’callin’

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Dreary visitor
settles in for a long un-
welcome appointment.

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run-down town

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The run-down town with
the run-down park and run-down
school and run-down kids.

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everyday contrivances

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The writer seeks an
adventure while strolling, a
hero while snooping.

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The Birmingham channel: The toy brigade

Monday, December 18th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Basketball: UAB at Brigham Young in the first round of the 2016 National Invitation Tournament. From Erisi Sewi.

Dashcam footage of driving from I-20/59 through Malfunction Junction to downtown. From Real Karma.

Warrior college student Loren Murphree discusses her autoimmune skin disease alopecia areata with Karen Lamb Pierce of Birmingham T-shirt retailer She Is Strong. From She is Strong/Karen Lamb Pierce.

Please enjoy this rap (our vertical video of the week). From Big E.

Birmingham hip-hop artist Jice performs at Aqua (our other vertical video of the week). From Jice Muzik.

Birmingham Mortgage Group owner Turenne Newell discusses lending limits (our other other vertical video of the week). From Turenne Newell.

Fidencio Moctezuma takes part in the Hispanic congregation at the Church of Brook Hills in North Shelby County. From Brook Hills Hispana.

World traveler Abhishek Kumar Sharma talks with a journalist with WBRC-6 in November. From Abhi: Around the World.

Preview of high school football semifinal playoffs earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Yonkers death metal band Immolation performs “Swarm of Terror” in November at Saturn in Avondale. From Edward Unlikely.

An interview with new Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin in November. From al.com.

A family visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From Family Adventures TV.

Feature on the Masonic Temple Building downtown. From This Is Alabama.

A Southwest flight takes off at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From En9ineer81 the Plane Kid.

Salvation Army 2017 Red Kettle Ambassador Chris Strub stops in Birmingham as part of his Eastern U.S. fund-raising tour. In November, he spent the night at the new Center of Hope in North Birmingham. From Chris Strub.

Singer-actress Tamar Braxton surprises students in November at Parker High School in Smithfield (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Tamar Chronicles.

Braxton performs in November at Legacy Arena downtown. From Tamar Chronicles.

Buffalo travel bloggers Phil and Shelly stop in Birmingham on their yearlong roadtrip across the country. Their visit includes the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Statue of Liberty. From Cheese Crackers and a Jeep.

Riding through downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Disco Ricky.

Norwegian black metal band Mayhem performs “Pagan Fears” in November at Saturn in Avondale. From NoleCore.

Driving from Hueytown to Vulcan Park. From La Palmada Guerrero.

Hanging out at Vulcan. From La Palmada Guerrero.

Birmingham jazz guitarist Eric Essix and friends perform on a city bus. From University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Another visit to Hobby Lobby ruined (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Touring a foreclosed house ready for flipping. From Boom Box 256.

Atlanta R&B group Xscape performs “Who Can I Run to” at Legacy Arena downtown. From LyfeGoalz TV.

Family Thanksgiving get-together in Mount Olive. From Grant Reynolds.

Fight! (Our final vertical video of the week.) From Detrick Wilson.

Members of New Pilgrim Baptist Church in South Titusville hit the streets for a procession. From Lamar Johnson.

Drone footage of the Acipco-Finley rail yard. From Jesse Bohn.

Highlight reel for junior guard Devin Ross. From Hoop Brothers.

Children from Independent Presbyterian Church on Southside deliver donated Christmas toys in 2016 to First Light homeless shelter downtown. From IPC Birmingham.

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the endless space opera

Monday, December 18th, 2017

It ain’t over till
the Wookiee growls and the droids
beep at each other.

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