April 12, 2013 |
Friday's National Grilled Cheese Day is a foodie holiday that's of obscure origin but is easy to get behind -- unlike, say, Bread Machine Baking Month (January) or Soy Foods Month (April). The entire month of April has been dubbed Grilled Cheese Month (sorry, soy foods), and it brings out the best in grilled-cheese chefs. Examples: Brie with bacon from L.A.'s Grilled Cheese Truck ; Fontina and provolone on house-made garlic bread from San Francisco-based the Melt ; and the fried egg-topped croque-madame from La Dijonaise in Culver City. Occasionally, it also brings out the worst.
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August 6, 2012 |
Touted as the "largest celebration of the Virgin Mary in a generation," tens of thousands of believers filled the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the long-revered symbol of the Catholic Church. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus, the roughly three-hour long, bilingual "Guadalupe Celebration" featured prayer, music and dance, as well as remarks from Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles and other religious leaders.
July 25, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Money doesn't grow on trees, but images of the Virgin Mary apparently do. The faithful in two New York-area suburbs say they've seen the image of the mother of Jesus in the bark of neighborhood trees. The latest sighting comes from the town of Sleepy Hollow, in Westchester County north of New York City, where on Sunday someone spotted the Virgin Mary in a tree directly across the street from a local church. Patch.com recently reported that a nurse named Juliette Bosquet was among those visiting the tree, which has become a destination for pilgrims leaving candles and snapping photographs of the supposedly holy hole in the trunk.
July 13, 2012 |
Some people walk past the tree in suburban New Jersey and see ... well, a tree. Others walk past it and see what they say is a miracle -- an image of the Virgin Mary in the trunk, which has become the centerpiece of a shrine rising on the hot pavement. "It's amazing," Dile Marku, part of the throng surrounding the tree, told WABC , the local ABC affiliate, on Friday, after news of the wondrous piece of wood spread through the city of West New York. "I cannot explain because that's God's work, but I know how I feel and what I've seen people feeling here for three days.
January 23, 2011
1. India Delhi, a city dripping with history, has long been accused of all but ignoring its world-class archaeological legacy. It's not unusual to walk around a corner in the Indian capital and find people encamped in a minor 1,000-year-old monument. In a bid to better showcase the beautiful Purana Qila fort, Delhi unveiled a sound and light show earlier this month that uses three high-intensity projectors, laser technology and a state-of-the-art sound system to transport viewers back in time.
December 15, 2010 |
Amid a patchwork of Wisconsin farmland half an hour's drive northeast of Green Bay is a modest shrine with a brick chapel, a school and a flow of pilgrims speaking of profound healing power. The power is said to come from the Virgin Mary, who appeared to a Belgian immigrant 151 years ago where the shrine now stands. But all believers had to show for it were years of anecdotes ? and the canes, wheelchairs and crutches left behind in the chapel's crypt by those who claimed they had been healed.