Harvey forces gas prices to float up

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Blood donation saves lives, and relies on a steady supply – via lexleader.net

Guns, oil, and desert make Texas famous.  So when Hurricane Harvey began to threaten oil refineries like the one that just shut down, people naturally begin to worry a little more.  Here’s how Harvey might affect what you pay at the pump, and how to help both yourself and Texas! Continue reading “Harvey forces gas prices to float up”

Birmingham Innovators: Dr. Mazi Rasulnia and Dr. Sanjay Singh

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Pack Health founder Dr. Mazi Rasulnia

As Innovation Week is in full swing, we should look at what makes us innovators.  What does Birmingham medical startup Pack Health do, and how did they do it in Birmingham?  I spoke with Dr. Mazi Rasulnia and Dr. Sanjay Singh to find out that and more! Continue reading “Birmingham Innovators: Dr. Mazi Rasulnia and Dr. Sanjay Singh”

XLNB comes back to Birmingham with Olde E and On Time

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via Xavier’s site, quethelights.com

Remember Tina and the Gucci Flip Flop?  Go on, read it again, I’ll wait – but the author, Xavier Burgin, has bigger plans.  No, not a TatGFF movie (though it’s definitely a thing, more on that later).  XLNB makes movies for a living, and two of his works will feature at Sidewalk Film Festival this year.

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A new veterinary supply company is setting up in the Sloss business district

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STERIS IMS plans to move in over the next few months

Birmingham’s veterinary community has something to look forward to – as do Birmingham job-seekers! STERIS Animal Health’s new headquarters plans to hire new team members, and you can apply here.

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Birmingham’s top events: Russian Dashcam goes artsy, bartending with herbs, and Sidewalk! August 23rd through 29th

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August 23-29 Edition

I found way too much to go out and experience this week!  So I’ll use this opening paragraph to plug a short film in Sidewalk that I couldn’t write a whole article on (because it had next to no connections with Birmingham, not because it didn’t deserve a whole article): Pavels Gummenikovs’ “Just Go” feels like Baby Driver minus the Hollywood corporatization.  Trust me, watch it!  I should also probably mention the mayoral election happening today (not Wednesday!), make sure you vote there if you’re eligible.

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From Birmingham gym to national franchise: How Iron Tribe Fitness uses tech to create movement

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Airship Team via Wade Cline

Iron Tribe is a Birmingham-born, community-focused health club that’s found a way to stand out in the explosive fitness industry. We’ll explore how their new mobile app for members, custom-built by Birmingham development agency Airship, is helping the Tribe Movement go national.

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Your guide to viewing Monday’s eclipse

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A photo taken of a partial eclipse in 2012 – via photographylife.com

You may have read the general guide to eclipse viewing, but we were pretty quiet on where to actually go!  That’s changing now that Birmingham venues have announced their viewing parties!  So where should you go?  What should you do?  What shouldn’t you do?

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I interviewed Ben Stark on his upcoming Sidewalk film!

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The technical term is “slacker noir”

“Your trailer was definitely the one that got me to ask my editor, ‘can we pull from all Alabama-native producers, not just Birmingham?’ – it’s a lot of fun!”  I interviewed Huntsville film director Ben Stark about his life and his upcoming short “Rocket City Shakedown!” Continue reading “I interviewed Ben Stark on his upcoming Sidewalk film!”

Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film

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via Alan’s Facebook!

Nearly 19 years ago, Alan Hunter co-founded Sidewalk Film Fest.  It’s fitting: all his life has been dedicated to entertainment, from his time as one of MTV’s original video jockeys to his work in Sidewalk to his current job at Sirius XM’s 80’s on 8 channel.  We asked Alan to look back on his time coordinating the festival over the years, and to look forward to this year’s festival.  Take a trip with us! Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film”

Sidewalk Film Fest prepares an exclusive virtual and augmented reality experience

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Tested tries out the Samsung Gear VR, one of the devices available to test at Sidewalk Film Fest this year

Sidewalk Film Festival will highlight a new way to experience film this year!  Virtual and Augmented Reality can bring movies to life in entirely new ways.  Sidewalk will offer VR and AR content both days this year.  The catch?  You have to sign up in advance! Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest prepares an exclusive virtual and augmented reality experience”