Julie Lyons


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  • 3 years ago | Longform

    It would make for a tough trivia question: Where are you? This young nation boasts huge reserves of oil and diamonds, plus international investors — from the United States, France, China, Russia, Brazil — lined up to score a piece of it. Its capit...

  • 3 years ago | Political Animals

    The year was 2001. The United States had just started bombing Afghanistan post-9/11. Hardly anyone was traveling internationally for fun, but I found myself in a small, urban church in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, lit that October night by a single dan...

  • 4 years ago | Longform

    If we ever needed proof, we got it when Donald Trump opened his mouth at Liberty University and made his infamous reference to “2 Corinthians.” After wiping off the drool from laughing so hard, evangelicals knew with certainty that he was not one ...

  • 4 years ago | Courts

    Rattle Can was a real person. His family wants you to know that. He was a “big ol’ bear” of a man, tall and strong and slightly rotund, with a long, ginger beard hiding a strong-jawed, handsome face. His given name was Jacob Lee Rhyne, though most...

  • 15 years ago | Film Reviews

    If you aren't familiar with Bishop T.D. Jakes, it could only mean you're white or, like much of the entertainment industry and American media, generally clueless about the lives of this country's tens of millions of evangelical Christians. To blac...

  • 20 years ago

    An Amarillo teen who was convicted of manslaughter for intentionally driving his Cadillac over a 19-year-old punk rocker initially told police the victim had slipped on the ice and fallen under his car. Dustin Camp's written and oral statements to...

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