April 26, 2014 |
Eric Church performed Friday night at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival before a wall built of several dozen amplifiers. Or at least they appeared to be amplifiers: With the singer's nickname "Chief" emblazoned on them in place of the amp maker Marshall's iconic logo, the large black boxes were almost certainly stage props -- a visual expression of the guitar-band intensity Church was promising in a headlining set that opened with his song...
April 23, 2014 |
In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places -- including bars, churches and government buildings -- following Gov. Nathan Deal's signing Wednesday of a bill celebrated by supporters as a victory for the 2nd Amendment but decried by critics as the "guns-everywhere bill. " "We Georgians believe in the right of people to defend themselves, and we believe in the 2nd Amendment," Deal said. The measure drew national attention because of its sweep and its passage after a number of high-profile shootings around the country.
April 21, 2014 |
Peaches Geldof, a British model, TV personality and writer, was laid to rest Monday in southern England in a brightly decorated casket that on one side reflected her life as a wife and mother of two. Family and friends attended the private funeral, with famous faces including Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, models Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, musicians Jools Holland and former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, and BBC1 TV presenter Nick Grimshaw...
April 19, 2014 |
JERUSALEM - Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem battled his way through crowds shortly after midday to enter the church's small chapel, where what is believed to be Jesus' tomb is located. Minutes later, the pilgrims inside the small basilica cheered as he emerged carrying two lit bundles of 33 candles each symbolizing the age of Jesus at the time of his death.
April 18, 2014 |
Sometimes you just feel like tucking into that classic French bistro dish, the steak frites. In France, the steak isn't usually tender prime. It's typically a flavorful, chewy cut that has to be cooked on the rare side of medium rare to maintain its tenderness. That means hanger or skirt steak - or the bavette , also known as a flap steak. Frites, or fries, should be hot and golden, heaped on the plate or into a separate container. Add a salad and a bottle of Beaujolais cru or Gigondas, and it's hard to find a more satisfying and unfussy meal.
April 16, 2014 |
MAALOULA, Syria - From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a general advised on his two-way radio as he peered at the battle unfolding like a distant video game at the bottom of the hill. On Tuesday, Syrian forces were targeting the remnants of a rebel force in this historic town, long a center of Christian worship and pilgrimage.