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2007 Stories by Rhena Tantisunthorn

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  • TB Rising

    published December 26, 2007

    At the end of 2003, the U.S. State Department agreed to allow 15,000 Hmong refugees to emigrate from Wat Tham Krabok Refugee Camp in Thailand.... More >>

  • Textile Center Holiday Show and Sale

    published December 26, 2007

    The Christmas season is drawing to a close, but in the land of the free market, the shopping season never ends. What better way to be a... More >>

  • Ibtisam Barakat

    published December 5, 2007

    Reading Ibtisam Barakat's memoir, Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, it is a wonder that more war stories are not written from the... More >>

  • Café Scientifique: Re-Greening Cities

    published December 5, 2007

    With the Twin Cities coated in white after our first big snowfall, green space might be the furthest thing from everyone's mind. But perhaps when... More >>

  • Georgia Ray

    published December 5, 2007

    Minnesota has an inconsistent relationship with its female celebrities. Zelda Fitzgerald is embraced as our own, as is, more recently, Diablo... More >>

  • Jane Rhodes

    published November 28, 2007

    Hear the words "black panther" and chances are that, even for those born after that phase of the black power movement, the raised fist, the... More >>

  • No Coast Craft-o-Rama: Megan Bergstrom

    published November 28, 2007

    Megan Bergstrom is an artist with an unusual sense of humor, which reveals itself in clever, charming pieces of art that are not only usable... More >>

  • Talk of the Stacks: Bill Holm

    published November 28, 2007

    One of the many challenges a memoirist faces is convincing his audience, within those crucial first few pages, to read a genre that can easily be... More >>

  • The Genius of Shibata Zeshin: Selections from the Catherine and Thomas Edson Collection

    published November 28, 2007

    The 19th-century Japanese artist Shibata Zeshin was the only lacquerware artist to be named the Artist of the Imperial Household, and with good... More >>

  • Janine Di Giovanni

    published November 21, 2007

    In his book, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges writes, "The enduring attraction of war is this: Even with its... More >>

  • Lydia Lunch: Hangover Hotel

    published November 21, 2007

    "I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent, horrible, but not obliterated, yet." So says Lydia Lunch, founding member of Teenage Jesus and the... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays

    published November 21, 2007

    Coming home for the holidays can be hard. There's that inevitable moment when the joy and excitement over being together with family takes a... More >>

  • Alec Soth: Dog Days, Bogota

    published November 21, 2007

    Alec Soth's work in "Dog Days, Bogota" is heartbreakingly lonely. When there are human subjects in his pieces, they are usually alone and rarely... More >>

  • Final Refuge

    published November 14, 2007

    "My family had a farm outside of our village in the jungle. The Burmese soldiers accused us of being spies [for the... More >>

  • Consumed: Is our Consumer Culture Sustainable?

    published November 14, 2007

    As part of the upcoming "Consumed" series from American Public Media, Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland challenged herself to a... More >>

  • Threads of Community/ Dunta Bulshada Iskuxirta

    published November 14, 2007

    With last month's wildfires raging through southern California, newspapers, blogs, and websites were asking readers what they would take from... More >>

  • Talking Volumes: Walter Mosley

    published November 14, 2007

    The 10th Easy Rawlins novel, Blonde Faith is rumored to be Walter Mosley's last foray into the detective's hard-boiled world. In this... More >>

  • Looking for Asian America: An Ethnocentric Tour

    published November 14, 2007

    In her introductory essay to Huie's book, Anita Gonzalez writes, "The privilege of saying the artwork isn't about me, it's about an idea I have is... More >>

  • Wing Young Huie

    published November 14, 2007

    In her introductory essay to Huie's book, Anita Gonzalez writes, "The privilege of saying the artwork isn't about me, it's about an idea I have is... More >>

  • Jim Lenfestey

    published November 14, 2007

    To set out to write 100 poems in the style of Han-shan, a Chinese poet from the T'ang Dynasty, might seem like an overly arcane, indulgent, and... More >>

  • Jim Lenfestey

    published November 14, 2007

    To set out to write 100 poems in the style of Han-shan, a Chinese poet from the T'ang Dynasty, might seem like an overly arcane, indulgent, and... More >>

  • Susan Fox Rogers; Katy M. Jensen

    published November 7, 2007

    For many Minnesotans, living in one of the coldest states of the lower 48 is a point of pride. But there is a subset of people who live some or... More >>

  • John O'Hurley

    published November 7, 2007

    John O'Hurley is perhaps most recognizable as his character J. Peterman on Seinfeld, but in addition to his long and successful career... More >>

  • RetroRama: Dive into '50s Pulp

    published November 7, 2007

    Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it." In an effort to defy the latter part of this... More >>

  • Voice to Vision

    published November 7, 2007

    The concept behind "From Voice to Vision" is to use Holocaust and genocide survivors' stories as the inspiration for art. The results are dramatic... More >>

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