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Artist completes project illustrating portraits of 100 influential woman

A St. Louis cartoonist and illustrator, who goes by the name Rori, recently completed a project intended to raise awareness of powerful women from history. The "100 Days 100 Women" series...

Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters Live Their Passion One Cup at a Time

For brothers Zach and Zane Montandon, coffee is more than a beverage, but a way of life. The duo recently opened Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters in Lubbock, Texas, becoming...

Trouble percolating as climate change named coffee’s biggest adversary

Hold on to your mugs, coffee lovers, your daily dose of caffeine might be in danger. According to a new report from Fairtrade and The Climate Institute, the world’s coffee...

Things That Matter: Seeking Stability in God

Many centuries ago, when someone came to the door of a Christian monastery in the Egyptian desert, he was greeted with the question, “What do you seek?” If the man...

Feijoada: Brazilian Black Bean Stew (Witches’ Brew Edition)

Black bean stew, known in Portuguese as “Feijoada,” is a hearty combination of several different pieces of beef and pork meat cooked with black beans. It is usually served...

Pão de Quiejo: Brazilian Cheese Balls

The quintessential Brazilian snack “Pão de Queijo” translates literally as “cheese bread,” but is known in English as “Cheese Balls.” These little rolls, like many Brazilian foods, originated with African...

Marta’s Vegan Orange Cake

A dear Brazilian friend, Marta Caputo, gave me the original recipe for this cake. It is super moist and light. It is perfect with a cup of tea or...

Tattoo artist Knarly Gav discusses the artistic development of his unique style

New York-based tattoo artist Gavan Daly, 42, has developed a significant following for his identifiable and edgy, surreal art. Daly, who goes by the artist name Knarly Gav, has...

Bolo Brigadeiro: Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Cake

Brazilian chocolate fudge cake is very popular in Brazil. The decadent cake, known as “Bolo de Brigadeiro,” and comes from the Portuguese words “Bolo” meaning “cake” and “Brigadeiro.” The word...

COLUMN: Hit the road when your path is uncertain

I haven’t had time for fun since I made the courageous decision to take the Lewisville Texan Journal to print last summer. It’s hard committing to a new enterprise...

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‘People, Politics, Pressure, Punk’: Nasty Women Takes on Adversity Through Literature

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Things that Matter: Post-Truth, Post-Justice, Post-Sanity

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake Glazed with Caramel Coconut Sauce

This wonderful cake is perfect to serve with a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the holiday season....