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The Birmingham channel: Now is the spring of our discontent

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Bike ride on Highland Avenue (our vertical video of the week). From Jeff Feet.

Live music at the Oasis in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Feature on makeup artist Joy Krystal of Dangshawtybeat downtown. From Sleepover Media.

Helmetcam footage of U.S. 31 (through Homewood) and Five Points South. From Hammereye 85.

Dancing Dolls of Birmingham featured on a March episode of Lifetime’s “Bring It!” From Lifetime.

Talking with artist and teacher Rollina. From Matthew Wilson.

Phoenix Colombian band La Tropa Kumbiambera performs at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other vertical video of the week). From Michelle Ramirez.

March for Our Lives protest for stricter gun control laws in March in Railroad Park downtown. From Savcookster.

More from the protest. From Terry McCombs.

Dancing in the living room (our other other vertical video of the week). From Erin Coleman.

Trains downtown and in Irondale. From alcheng1000.

Testimonial by salesperson Deana Seuferling of Hoover for Rodan and Fields (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Emily Pennington.

And a testimonial by salesperson Kelli White of Hoover for Rodan and Fields (our final vertical video of the week). From Emily Pennington.

Feature on Krystal Turner of WPYA 97.3 Play. From Sleepover Media.

Representatives of Kulvax, a company for transporting vaccines founded by University of Alabama students, present their business proposal for the Rise of the Rest, a competition awarding $100,000 to a Birmingham startup. From Kulvax.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in March at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. From Live Satellite News.

The BHM BIZ magazine panel “Healthcare in Birmingham” in March at the Birmingham School of Law downtown. The speakers: Scott McGlaun, senior vice president and chief information officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama; Sameer Ather, president and chief executive officer of XpertDox; Whitt Israel, CEO of ICONN Orthopedics; William W. Horton, attorney with Jones Walker; and Sae Evans, accountant at Warren Averett. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta performs in 2016 at the Merienda Lounge on Southside. From DJ Greg TRBB.

Elvis Presley performs “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” in 1976 at the BJCC Coliseum downtown. From Roberto Lopes.

Birmingham tax professional Dee Edwards on building a brand. From the Startup Business Factory.

Taking the bus from Atlanta to Birmingham. From Chris Atkinson.

Eighth grade girls basketball: Atlanta Celtics vs. Birmingham Heat in March in Atlanta. From Louie B.

Wayne Heard, trainer at D1 Sports Medicine, speaks at an Innovate Birmingham event at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From Wayne Heard.

The newly extended Vulcan Trail. From Freshwater Land Trust.

Checking out the vendors at March’s Alabama Comic Con at the BJCC South Exhibition Hall downtown. From Greg Peak.

A quick update before working at Comic Con. From Ace News World.

Exercise class at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Douglas Cooper.

Promo for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. From CHK Marketing.

Cars and trucks at the 34th annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Five Points South. From the RPM Standard.

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dinner in 60

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Some days, the biggest
challenge is hitting Start
on the damn microwave.

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free-range adults

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Men and women roam
without the tether of small
screens and loud alerts.

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user era

Monday, April 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The phones are getting
smarter while the phonies are
getting dumberer.

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#sundayread for April 8, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Nine Lives Books, San Antonio

Photo: Barbara Brannon (CC)

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permanent binge

Sunday, April 8, 2018 by Wade Kwon

TVs playing all
prestige shows throughout the day
and night till we croak.

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no man is an island

Saturday, April 7, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Friendships come, but most
often go, withering from
both time and distance.

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reflective secrets

Friday, April 6, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Their hushed whisperings
revealed as much as if they
shouted to the world.

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steps to ignominy

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Electric slide on
down to boogie wonderland
for popping, locking.

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run the numbers

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Add the figures through
last quarter and divide by
made-up integers.

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everyone is average

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Wade Kwon

About yay tall and
so-so looks with a boring
personality.

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The Birmingham channel: Building bridges

Monday, April 2, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A look at the Birmingham campaign in 1963. From Angela Mann.

Promo for the Birmingham Corporate Challenge competition April 21 at Railroad Park downtown. From Knight Eady.

Promo for the UAB Collat School of Business. From UAB Collat School of Business.

Members of the Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International speak out. From Steve Inskeep.

Birmingham comedian Brandon Givens checks in (our vertical video of the week). From Brandon Givens.

California hip-hop artist Yung Pinch performs in February at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From 102 Film.

A virtual landing in Birmingham on “Microsoft Flight Simulator X.” From MUHerd37.

Elevator at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Elevator Geek 1234.

Time-lapse dashcam footage of I-65 and I-20/59. From Freeway Jim.

Members of the Birmingham Salvation Army leaves in March for Jacksonville to assist in tornado and storm recovery. From Bham Salvation Army.

Reviewing spreadsheets on rental house investments in Birmingham. From Military Investor Network.

Talking with Katie. From Human Experient.

“Antiques Roadshow” visits Birmingham in 2014. From Documentary Film.

Trailer for “A Dawg’s Life,” a documentary about the Birmingham Bulldogs youth football team. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Promo for Real Men Talk on Friday at Cigars and More in Inverness. From Brian Hall.

Working on the I-20/59 bridge replacement. From SEME Resources Inc.

Ten hours of construction. From Graham and Co.

Destiny Patton describes her business venture for the Metro Birmingham Children’s Business Fair on April 21 at the Fairfield Civic Center. From Metro Birmingham Children’s Business Fair.

Boy Scouts offer questions to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton at March’s American Values Luncheon fund-raiser at the BJCC North Exhibition Hall downtown. From Auburn Tigers on al.com.

A procedure at Children’s of Alabama. From L.S. Productions.

Birmingham’s Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band marches up 20th Street in the 34th annual St. Patrick’s Parade. From David Gunnells.

Drone footage of downtown from Railroad Park. From Craig.

A fight between players for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs and the Birmingham Bulls (our other vertical video of the week). From Daniel Armstrong.

Hype video for the Carver track team. From the Underdog Sports.

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin on the city’s 99 neighborhoods. From BMA Docents.

Visiting family in Birmingham. From James Pettaway.

Walking the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Travel with Annie G.

An update from Birmingham rapper Tycoon ShowTime (our other other vertical video of the week). From Tycoon ShowTime.

Radio talk show hosts Andrea Lindenberg and Matt Murphy bring prizes to contest winners at Diversified Maintenance in Smithfield. From Diversified Maintenance.

Promo for app developer startup Mixtroz. From Ashlee Ammons.

Skateboarding around town and at Railroad Park. From Trixy.

Job listing for a general manager/chief operating officer at Vestavia Country Club. From Kopplin Kuebler and Wallace.

Riding with Ruff Ryders Birmingham. From Terrell Jones.

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science under husband

Monday, April 2, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A bloated mass of
gases and occasional
grunts for sustenance.

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#sundayread for April 1, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018 by Wade Kwon

light reading

Photo: Tony Hall (CC)

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Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 1, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The winner in Washington City Paper’s second annual
Peeps Diorama Contest: “Night at the Speepeasy”

Happy Easter, y’all!

Congratulations to David Kirkpatrick, who created “Night at the Speepeasy,” the winner in Washington City Paper’s second annual Peeps Diorama Contest. See more finalists on the site.