Wade on Birmingham

the two koreas

Saturday, February 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Hopeful, scared. Urbane,
withdrawn. Planning, reaction-
ary. Hand in hand.

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the introvert’s guide to rsvp’s

Friday, February 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

No answer means no.
No means no. Maybe means no.
Yes? Probably not.

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fifth-wave feminism

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Tools for ladies. Shoes
for ladies. Potato chips
for ladies. Not men!

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the unfashionable stairwell

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The crew removed the
broken escalator step
by step by step by …

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The Birmingham channel: Making black history

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A visit with master jeweler Philip Flenniken at Bromberg’s in Mountain Brook. Bromberg’s.

Birmingham and the struggle for civil rights. From Tony Snow.

Drone footage of January’s Birmingham Boat Show at the BJCC Exhibit Halls downtown to promote Southern Construction’s booth. From Josh Russom.

Jim from Birmingham goes tandem skydiving in Cullman. From Skydive Alabama.

Speakers and musicians at the March for Life Rally in January at Brother Bryan Park in Five Points South. From Mary Ann Vann.

Oak Mountain freshman Riley Sullivan practices with softball hitting and fielding drills. From Mike Sullivan.

Hanging out downtown. From Abigail Baker.

Wreck from January freezing rain in Hueytown. From Storm Chasing Video.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Love Feast in January at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Knocking some balls at TopGolf in Uptown. From Larry Wells.

Demo reel for actress Evan Elise Owens of Birmingham. From Evan Owens.

The fat-reducing treatment called CoolSculpting at Dermatology and Laser of Alabama in Mountain Brook. From Dr. Sarah Sawyer.

Highlights from the Birmingham Vipers 03 during the 2014 Amateur Softball Association Nationals. From Birmingham Vipers 03.

Trains in 2001 on Southside. From Larry Mims.

On a freezing day in January, Rees Oliver gives his coat to Jim Hickson at the Summit (our vertical video of the week). From News Center.

Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis performs in January at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Summer Sweets.

A performance of “Loppins-Boopin-Fakin-Doopen-Floppin-Loopen-Funnin’s Day” at Chuck E. Cheese’s in Inverness. From Bigmyke0913.

Birmingham rock band Alabama Rose performs downtown at Secret Stages in August. From Jerry W. Henry.

Birmingham funk group POTIS – People of the Internal Sunshine Band performs in January at the Nick on Southside. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

When the American University men’s team played in the 2008 NCAA Tournament at the BJCC Arena downtown. From American Univ. Eagles.

Panel on Kwanzaa and Ujamaa in December at St. Paul United Methodist Church downtown. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Driving on the January snow (our other vertical video of the week). From Alexi Caballero

Footage from a 2013 small plane crash in Trussville, piloted by Kent Ewing (our other other vertical video of the week). From Capstan.

Randall Woodfin’s first State of the Community address in January at Parker High School in Smithfield. From WVTM-13 News

Upender Manne, UAB’s lead principal investigator for the UAB Cancer Center/Alabama State University partnership, presents on “MicroRNA profiles of colorectal adenocarcinomas: Racial disparity” at the 2009 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Denver. From Ecancer.

Promo for the 18th annual Alabama Commercial Real Estate Conference and Expo on Thursday at the Club. From Cherie Moman.

Visiting the McWane Science Center downtown. From Its_justGabi.

Flying a small plane from the DeKalb–Peachtree Airport outside Atlanta to the Bessemer Airport. From Andrew McManus.

Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche speaks in 1996. From Gayla Blackwelder.

Zero tree hill. From Zamora Tree Service LLC.

Civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy hold a press conference in 1963 in Birmingham. From Five Borough Films.

Michigan roots band the War and Treaty performs in January at Saturn in Avondale. From Jonas Jacobs.

A visit to Shiki in Homewood. From Pande Adi Putra.

Fonteneau and Arnold law firm on federal regulations for wages. From Thryv Video Channel.

Teaser for the Birmingham Legion FC. From Shannon Long.

Paying for Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport parking online From Alabama Airport Parking.

Highlight reel for Jacksonville State senior linebacker Joel McCandless, former Wenonah team member. From Street Light Recruiting.

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lost in time

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Recapture glory?
But nostalgia is poison.
We must move forward.

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knew attitude

Monday, February 5, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A rebirth within
my own skin liberates me.
Zero fucks given.

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#sundayread for February 4, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018 by Wade Kwon

big garden book

Photo: Julie Anne Johnson (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for February 4, 2018:

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the welcoming dank

Sunday, February 4, 2018 by Wade Kwon

An abandoned place
for hardy and foolhardy
misfits to explore.

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in pursuit of love

Saturday, February 3, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Maybe it’s behind
that tree, or inside that old
café. Keep looking.

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the reluctant rodent

Friday, February 2, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A shadow holds the
entire hemisphere in
its icy power.

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it even has a weird pronunciation

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Precious daylight in
short supply. Someone has to
be the mini month.

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liquid disposition

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Wade Kwon

One more slug. That’s all
I need to make it through the
day, to numb my pain.

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to make amends

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Go forth, with heart in
hand, seeking forgiveness but
expecting nothing.

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The Birmingham channel: When truckasauruses roamed the earth

Monday, January 29, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Huntsville author Frances Osborn Robb discusses the exhibit, “Shot in Alabama: Historical Birmingham Photographs,” based on her book of the same name earlier this month at the Birmingham Public Library central branch. From BPL Online.

Dashcam footage of driving from Birmingham. From Truck and Travel Live.

Dashcam footage of driving around downtown. From Gerson Orozco.

More driving around downtown. From Wuly Manuel.

Train in Irondale. From Birmingham-Rail Productions.

Legion Field, as seen through Google Earth. From Amazing Stadiumflights.

“Bailando” at Chuck E. Cheese’s in Inverness. From Bigmyke0913.

Big trucks at the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown. From Chronicle’s of Carter.

More from the Monster Jam. From Andrew Bond.

Maximum Destruction a k a Max D. From Jordan Barrett.

El Toro Loco. From Monster Jam.

Megalodon. From Monster Jam.

Promo for Avondale bar the Marble Ring, filmed in Montgomery. From Cory Anchors.

Drone night footage of the Sterling Castle in Shelby. From the Sterling Castle.

Just another night at the gas station … (our vertical video of the week). From _ Teenager.

Talking about the Birmingham Pledge (our other vertical video of the week). From the Birmingham Pledge Foundation Tipler.

New York brass house band Too Many Zooz performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From A. Levy.

Students from Rochester’s Hillel Community Day School reflect on their trip to Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery. From Hillel Community Day School.

The Freestyle All-Stars Drumline of Center Point performs at the 2018 MLK Day 5K Drum Run downtown. From Starnes Publishing.

Hockey: Evansville Thunderbolts vs. Birmingham Bulls earlier this month in Pelham. From Thomas Pecoraro.

Visiting Cece Designs in Oxmoor. From Intrigue Designs.

The Southern Grit National Cup Series competition earlier this month at High Point Climbing and Fitness in Inverness. From USA Climbing.

Promo for Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at UAB. From Asia Michael.

Promo for the Birmingham chapter of the nonprofit organization Girls on the Run. From Girls on the Run Birmingham.

New members of Gardendale nonprofit organization and sorority Pretty N Purple Turtle Shellz. From Pretty N Purple Turtle Shellz Pond.

The 2017 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Pupu Mojos.

Talking with Silvertron Cafe owner Marco Morosini about nonprofit program Heart to Table, which feeds homeless people at the warming station at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Highlight reel for Gardendale senior offensive tackle Adrian Gooch. From Street Light Recruiting.

Scenes from the November inauguration of Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Shout out to wrestler A.J. Styles at WWE’s “SmackDown Live” earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From WWE Wrestling Fan.

More from “SmackDown Live” (our other other other vertical video of the week). From WWE Wrestling Fan.

Still more from “SmackDown Live” (our final vertical video of the week). From Megan Sullivan.

Orlando rock band Matchbox Twenty performs “Long Day” in August at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Brian Trippe.

Drone footage of Asbury United Methodist Church near Lee Branch, including pouring concrete for the stage. From Wright Construction Company.

At the first Birmingham city council meeting with new mayor Randall Woodfin. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Kids enjoying the December snow. From RadarChipmonk Plus4.

Exploring a snowy cityscape, including a snowball fight on the UAB quad. From Kevin Lee.

Hanging out at the new Topgolf in Uptown. From Lui Vids.

A look at Art of Truth studio in Homewood. From Big Phil the Director.

A look at the pop-up exhibit, “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited,” this month at the Ballard House Project downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Mobile rapper Codeine Chris working in Birmingham. From Eddie Carey.

Obama campaign rally in 2008 at UAB’s Bartow Arena. From the Lee Overstreet.

Injecting Kybella to treat a double chin at Dermatology and Laser of Alabama in Mountain Brook. From Dr. Sarah Sawyer.

And firing a laser at bruising. From Dr. Sarah Sawyer

Rapper Hoodrich Pablo Juan performs earlier this month at Xclusive Lounge in Smithfield. From Filmswave Bray.

American Federation of Teachers’ promo for the Birmingham school system. From AFTHQ.

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