Arts & Life

6:29am

Sat March 29, 2014
StoryCorps

Never Truly Over: Discussing Deployment A Challenge Of Its Own

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 9:27 am

Army Capt. Drew Pham says his wife, Molly Pearl, helps him push through the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life after deployment in Afghanistan.
StoryCorps

Army Capt. Drew Pham, 26, returned from a tour in Afghanistan in October 2011. Since Drew's been back, it's been hard for him to make sense of what he saw there and adjust to his life at home. It's been difficult for his wife, Molly Pearl, to respond to some of the things he would tell her, too.

Pham called once to tell her he had shot a man. He says she didn't know what to say, so she replied, "Well, we'll deal with it when you get home."

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6:00am

Sat March 29, 2014
Garden Report

Beekeeping Isn't Just For Professionals, Here's How To Do It

The average hive contains about 40,000 bees.
Credit Todd Martin / Flickr - Creative Commons

Many of us think of a garden as a variety of plants and flowers, but those flowering plants wouldn’t produce fruit without bees. Adding a hive of honeybees to your garden is a win-win scenario for your veggies and for the bees. Plus you get a year-long supply of honey to satisfy your cravings.

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3:38am

Sat March 29, 2014
The Salt

Batter Up: Baseball Just Got Its Most Decorated Corn Dog

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 9:27 am

The Diamondbacks' D-bat Dog is an18-inch corn dog filled with cheese, bacon and jalapeño.
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Inside the kitchen of the Arizona Diamondbacks, chef Michael Snoke has created a monster: 18 inches of meat that's skewered, wrapped in cornbread, stuffed with bacon and infused with cheddar cheese and jalapeños.

All that rests on a bed of fries. And for $25, it's all yours.

"I have created the D-Bat," he says.

The Diamondback's executive chef has wanted to get in on the culinary competition that's sprung up between Major League Baseball teams.

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7:40am

Fri March 28, 2014
The Salt

The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 4:05 pm

Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent incorporated materials salvaged from boats into the Vena Cava winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley.
Courtesy of Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent

A lot of artists say they find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, designers based in Ensenada, Mexico, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards.

Their work, however, isn't remotely trashy. One of their latest creations, the Vena Cava winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley, is sleek and totally modern. It's one of a growing number of wineries that's designed to give visitors a memorable visual experience — not just a taste of fine wine.

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5:00am

Fri March 28, 2014
Movies

'The Missing Picture' Gets Under Your Skin In Remembering Horror

Strand Releasing

Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh has become one of Cambodia’s most eloquent voices about the horror inflicted on the country in the 1970s. His latest documentary, The Missing Picture, uses figurines and archival footage to document the horrors of the Khmer Rouge.

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