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Shop Small: The Pope Hates Black Friday, Too! (I Assume)

I didn’t want to write about Black Friday this year … but the pope made me do it. Every year, I talk about how hurtful Black Friday specifically, and our big box corporate retail culture in general, is for our families and our economy. This year, with most big stores […]

In Defense of Selfies

Some people say selfies are the bane of the Internet — AAA is warning about the dangers of selfies while driving, and articles like The 16 Worst Kinds of Selfies are seemingly everywhere (a friend linked to that one on Facebook last week). I think we can all agree to […]

Two Great Birmingham Events Bring Books and Music Together

  We love art and story in all its forms, and anyone who’s ever walked into Church Street to get a latte and heard Michael Jackson followed by Shovels & Rope followed by Ray Charles knows that our taste in music ranges far and wide. We’re so happy when musicians […]

Featured Speaker: UAB’s Innovations in Wellness Conference

I’ve been asked to speak about social media at UAB’s Innovations in Wellness Conference later this month … so, naturally, I’m excitedly preparing my PowerPoint. (Okay, that’s a stretch — but I’m as excited as you can be when it comes to PowerPoint.) The conference is geared toward wellness professionals, […]

When Social Media Turns into TMI

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, most of us know the feeling of over-sharing pretty intimately. We do it ourselves, and we see it from friends (and even some businesses). It never feels good to realize you’ve just spent two hours numbly browsing Facebook, or that you’ve inadvertently started a […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game, the story of child-genius soldiers that’s a favorite of many readers, is now in theaters, and you can catch it here in Birmingham at The Edge Theater. Okay, okay — we’ve already run a preview for Ender’s Game here on PostScript. In our defense, it’s now in theaters, […]