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papy r us

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Wade Kwon

It’s a paperless
world till you write a check, send
a letter, swat flies.

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shortcuts to culinary mastery

Monday, February 18, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Is it cooking to
assemble a meal kit? Or
to microwave stuff?

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#sundayread for February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019 by Wade Kwon

furthr books

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a most comfortable rut

Sunday, February 17, 2019 by Wade Kwon

The status quo so
ordinary it defies
extremes and insights.

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with liberty and gaping wounds for all

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by Wade Kwon

I pledge allegiance
to the gun, to the lobby
for which it adores …

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gratitude day 0

Friday, February 15, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Let me recall the
ways my life is very good
when times are rotten.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Video: “I’ve Been Thinking” by Handsome Boy Modeling School,
featuring Cat Power

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!

affection disorder

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Love (remarkable
and unremarkable) fills
the world with splendor.

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The Birmingham channel: A yen to explore

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A January weekend in Birmingham. From Maggie Exum Vlogs.

A visitor vlogs his experience in Birmingham. From Christian Deron.

A night at Side Effects downtown. From DJ Dirty Vegas TV.

Let’s Play session from Birmingham YouTube gamer Ray J Gamer, a k a Ray Wallace, on “911 Operator” for a second round. From Ray J Gamer.

Giving shoes and socks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of “Shoes of Hope” at the Smithfield Community Center. From My View Media.

Let’s Play session on “NCAA Football 14” featuring North Texas at UAB in a simulated Legion Field. From Matt Peery.

New Jersey alt-rock singer-songwriter Pete Yorn performs “Black” in January at Saturn in Avondale. From Chris C.

Narrative short film “I Can’t Breathe” (2017), filmed in Birmingham. From Fast Lane Productions.

Green Valley Elementary teacher Al Elliott on an episode of “Teachers Teaching Teachers.” From Paul Allison.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival artistic director Rick Dildine on the group’s production of “Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963.” From Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Eufaula gospel group the Alabama Gurlz performs “I Can’t Make It” (our vertical video of the week). From A.J. Jordan.

Promo for July’s Motion 19 church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown. From Motion Students.

Nonprofit organization Birmingham Change Fund’s 2011 award of $30,000 went to McWane Science Center and W.J. Christian K-8 School. From Anthony C. Hood.

More on the Birmingham Change Fund. From AFP Alabama.

YOUniversity TV guide to the University of Alabama Birmingham. From It’s Nacho Official.

Sneaker finds at the thrift store (our other vertical video of the week). From Mr. Fatrock.

New York Irish folk band Shilelagh Law performs at defunct Five Points South bar Bailey’s Pub. From Alan Rossnagel.

Vlogging from P.F. Chang’s at the Summit. From RWise.

Highlights from the 2018 Birmingham Bowl. From Birmingham Bowl.

A January storm brings flash floods to parts of Birmingham. From Live Storms Media.

Fred Jemison of Birmingham on the Big Book. From Amber Concept – US.

Hartford religious leaders discuss a recent trip to civil rights sites in Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma. From Fox 61.

Panel at July’s Sloss Tech at Lyric Theatre downtown. Participants: Anthony Hood of UAB, Bill Smith of Shipt, Ashlee Ammons of Mixtrox, Bob Cructchfield of Innovate Birmingham and Josh Carpenter of the City of Birmingham. From Telegraph Creative.

New Jersey comedian Jim Breuer performs in January at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From Sean McGonigle 0829.

Birmingham jam band Earthbound performs at Avondale Brewing Company. From Alan Rossnagel.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Karry Jones.

Nashville country band the Steel Woods performs “Southern Accent” in January at Seasick Records in Crestwood. From Taylor Hendrix.

And performing “Without You” a week later at Zydeco on Southside. From Taylor Hendrix.

Commercial for Sellers Law Group. From Sellers Law Group LLC.

UAB football coach Bill Clark speaks in Houston (our final vertical video of the week). From CKW Luxe.

Promo for the Optimas machine for skin treatment at K2 Restorative Medicine in Huffman. From K2 Restorative Medicine.

Highlights from the NRG DanceProject competition in January at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From NRG DanceProject.

More from the competition. From NRG DanceProject.

Burning rubber in Bush Hills. From Travel Man 357.

Driving from Columbus, Miss., to Birmingham. From Jazmynn Barnes.

Train crossing bell. From Dochinson.

Day trip to the Birmingham Zoo in January. From Camp Courageous.

Kimy Kennedy previews a Vestavia Hills estate sale in January. From Birmingham Estate Sales. From Birmingham Estate Sales.

And one earlier this month in Chelsea. From Birmingham Estate Sales.

Metallica performs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Iron Man” in January at Legacy Arena downtown. From Metallica TV.

Cockpit view of landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Matt S.

January snow! From Birmingham Alabama Weather.

Musicians from Cathedral Church of the Advent downtown perform “Psalm 127 (The Lord Will Fight for Us).” From Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Fiesta stage at Linn Park downtown. From Luis Diaz.

Vlogging tips discovered while filming in Birmingham. From Nina’s Closet.

Hanging out (and vaping) in George Ward Park. From Jean Phi Vape.

Baritone Corey McKern, in the role of Older Thompson, sings “Pastor, Friends” at a dress rehearsal for Opera Birmingham’s “Glory Denied.” From Opera Birmingham.

And soprano Kathleen Buccleugh, in the role of Younger Alyce, sings “My Darling Jim” at dress rehearsal. From Opera Birmingham.

And soprano Caroline Worra, in the role of Older Alyce, sings “After You Hear Me Out” at dress rehearsal. From Opera Birmingham.

Glimpses of downtown. From Royal Pixels.

Another quick trip around town. From Riley Bradford.

Huntsville rapper JC the Don performs in January at Side Effects downtown. From Gualla Productions.

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confession is good for the soul

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Let us lay bare our
foibles and weaknesses to
grow stronger for it.

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the re-evolution of language

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Wade Kwon

More tech, more letters
and emoji for more weird
acronyms, hashtags.

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contentment on demand

Monday, February 11, 2019 by Wade Kwon

No button on the
remote can scare up what we
demand in our souls.

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#sundayread for February 10, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019 by Wade Kwon

woman at cafe with newspaper

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books not yet on tape

Sunday, February 10, 2019 by Wade Kwon

The narrator sits
in the booth surrounded by
ghosts of characters.

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inside the industry

Saturday, February 9, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Surly manager
barks at servers, customers
to spread her bad cheer.

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