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.
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.
Top 10 Things to do in Birmingham
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.
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.
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?
“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!”