Living

Living

Ciudad Juarez museum seeks to tell Mexican Revolution story

Towns along the U.S.-Mexico border often are stereotyped as enclaves for bar-hoppers, smoky factories, cheap souvenirs and long entry lines for cargo and trucks. They also are known for inexpensive tacos and a plethora of adult entertainment options. Cultural sites, in particular on the Mexican side, rarely get much attention.

Living

Does grapefruit make blood pressure plummet?

My medicine bottle says to “avoid grapefruit,” but the past few weeks I gave in to temptation and bought several. I continued my medication and ate a grapefruit every day. My blood pressure readings have been great. When I ran out of grapefruit, I was shocked to see the readings climb again. So now I need to go get more grapefruit.

Living

9/11 Memorial designer to create Charleston church shooting memorial

The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers gunned down in a racist shooting attack on a South Carolina church. The decision came Saturday on the second anniversary of the massacre at Emanuel AME church in Charleston — a day also marked by a crowd singing “Amazing Grace” as they marched to the church. Emanuel’s bells rang nine times at the end of the “Hate Won’t Win Unity Walk.”

Food & Drink

Burritos, Middle Eastern style

This recipe is essentially a build-your-own burrito dinner except that it relies on Middle Eastern rather than Mexican ingredients. It's a crowd-pleaser, even if I do say so myself, because everyone is free to choose his or her own fillings. Admittedly, the number of parts in this recipe might make it appear rather time-consuming, but all the elements together form a complete meal. In fact, the prep is easy, and most of the components can be made in advance. Nothing to do then but spread out all the prepared dishes on the table and invite your guests to customize.

Videos

A snippet from the recent ‘Beer & Hymns’ event

At Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, Beer & Hymns nights equal a community sing-along.
Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan dvaughan@heraldsun.com
A snippet from the recent ‘Beer & Hymns’ event 0:28

A snippet from the recent ‘Beer & Hymns’ event

Cheers! ‘Beer & Hymns’ at Fullsteam Brewery a sing-along for all 0:40

Cheers! ‘Beer & Hymns’ at Fullsteam Brewery a sing-along for all

Chapel Hill Manager Roger Stancil on the challenges facing the town from the state and federal governments 1:40

Chapel Hill Manager Roger Stancil on the challenges facing the town from the state and federal governments

Parishioners from downtown churches participate in Palm Sunday procession and blessing 1:02

Parishioners from downtown churches participate in Palm Sunday procession and blessing