As it turns out, alcohol and animals do mix! From bearded concert bunnies to a wine festival at the Birmingham Zoo, I think there’s something for everyone this week in Birmingham. Ever wanted a band to market their own car because their logo was just that cool? Continue reading “Birmingham’s Top Ten – October 4-10”
Who will pay for the wall might remain up for debate, but we’re rapidly approaching an answer to who will build the wall. One Alabama firm has made the shortlist! Caddell Construction, out of Montgomery, AL, will build two types of wall near San Diego, according to the BBJ. Continue reading “Alabama contractor, Caddell, one of six finalists to build The Wall”
Birmingham’s mascot will once more moon the audience (and artists) at the park’s annual concert series. Continue reading “Heads up: Vulcan Aftertunes starts Oct.1!”
UAB and Innovation Depot have caught the federal government’s eye in the best way! On September 22, UAB revealed that the US Department of Commerce awarded the university nearly half a million dollars. Innovation Depot and UAB represent 2 of 42 organizations across 28 states that received funding. Continue reading “Cash injection: UAB and Innovation Depot among RIS 2017 grant winners, for a total of half a million dollars!”
Rev Birmingham, also instrumental in Zyp’s bikeshare program and the Woodlawn street market, will host its 4th annual Big Pitch this November. But don’t worry, you still have time to enter!
I interviewed Deon Gordon and Brian Bucher to find out more about Birmingham’s venture capital showdown. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Big Pitch”
What if a computer created your news? A computer that tailored its style, tone, and slant to exactly what its owners wanted? Actually, it would look like The Washington Post, who have been running a neural network to scrape events, create articles, and publish them for over a year now. Continue reading “Who (or what) writes your news?”
Luck Cat Rolled Cream is amazing and need a full store. If you were “lucky” enough to head over to Saturn last Sunday, you already know why. If not, follow them on Facebook to track when they’ll open their next pop-up, because you don’t want to miss this! Continue reading “Lucky Cat Rolled Cream popped up at Saturn and Rojo last week, the feedback explains why it should have a full store”
This week in Birmingham, expect music of every style (and expect sound when you click on a band name), food, beer, and more! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Ten: September 20th-26th”
Sunday had a lot going on, and one of the best was Trucks by the Tracks, a food truck rally at Railroad Park! It was a little warm, but many stands had a way to beat the heat. Continue reading “Trucks by the Tracks happened yesterday and it was great”
College tuition makes people angry. Take a look at a graph of tuition prices over time, and it’s easy to see why! Birmingham-Southern College takes a stand against tuition inflation, announcing a drastic published price reduction today.
Full disclosure, I study at BSC right now, it’s how I got this heads-up!
I don’t think I have ever heard of someone who thinks that reducing lending risk shouldn’t happen – certainly not since the 2009 subprime lending crisis.
I met with Will Bryant and Chris Aliotta to talk about their Velocity accelerator “graduate,” Quantalytix, and starting a tech company in Birmingham!
Like running? Pets? Vinyl? Visual arts? Music? You’ll love Birmingham this week (and every week, but especially this week)! As always, I link band names to places you can listen to their music, so be sure you won’t get written up if you’re reading this at work. Continue reading “Birmingham Weekly Top Ten: September 6-12”
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”
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”
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.