I spent 36 hours in jail with Standing Rock protesters

Police in riot gear knocked down and arrested Granny RedFeather less than 10 feet from me. They had already pointed guns, fingers on their triggers, and used ear-piercing sound...
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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...

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