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2008 Stories by Rhena Tantisunthorn

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  • Robin Asbell

    published December 3, 2008

    I know. You know. We all know. Whole grains are good for you. They lower your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and could probably solve... More >>

  • William Cleveland

    published December 3, 2008

    It is a common misconception that art is a luxury afforded in only economically and socially stable times and places. Throughout history, as... More >>

  • Wally Lamb

    published November 19, 2008

    For fans of Wally Lamb's first two books, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True, the wait for another Lamb novel is finally... More >>

  • Talking Volumes: Wally Lamb

    published November 19, 2008

    For fans of Wally Lamb's first two books, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True, the wait for another Lamb novel is finally... More >>

  • Helene Cooper

    published September 10, 2008

    "This is a story about rogues," opens Helene Cooper's memoir The House at Sugar Beach. "Rogues," she explains, "broke into your house while... More >>

  • The Unconvention: American Politics Sideshow: Weird and Wild

    published September 3, 2008

    It is often said that an election year is like a three-ring circus. The "UnConvention" takes this saying to a new level by hosting a daylong,... More >>

  • At Your Cervix Benefit Party

    published August 20, 2008

    I must reluctantly admit that once a year, when that annual physical rolls around, part of me is queasy and apprehensive. I try to be outwardly... More >>

  • David Lebedoff

    published August 13, 2008

    In his recent dual biography, The Same Man, David Lebedoff takes on two men who represent opposite sides of the same coin: George Orwell... More >>

  • Hmongland

    published August 13, 2008

    On the surface, national identity seems a concrete idea: Either you are or you aren't. But underneath, national identity, community, and culture... More >>

  • Karen of Burma

    published August 6, 2008

    The Karen (pronounced Ka-REN) people of Burma have been living for over half a century under a repressive military regime. Representing the... More >>

  • N.M. Kelby

    published June 18, 2008

    In a presidential election year, reading a novel set in a Florida retirement community, or anywhere in Florida for that matter, might be the last... More >>

  • N.M. Kelby

    published June 18, 2008

    In a presidential election year, reading a novel set in a Florida retirement community, or anywhere in Florida for that matter, might be the last... More >>

  • David Sedaris

    published June 11, 2008

    David Sedaris is back with another collection of essays full of self-deprecation, unexpected and apt comparisons, family high jinks, and the... More >>

  • Nam Le

    published June 11, 2008

    Reading Nam Le's The Boat, it is hard to believe that such rich characters could exist within the confines of a single writer's mind,... More >>

  • David Sedaris

    published June 11, 2008

    David Sedaris is back with another collection of essays full of self-deprecation, unexpected and apt comparisons, family high jinks, and the... More >>

  • Talking Volumes with Judy Blume

    published June 11, 2008

    I had my Judy Blume moment in fifth grade. Jennifer Talbot was giving her oral book report on Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, and... More >>

  • Ellen Hawley

    published June 4, 2008

    New Yorker Annette Majoris (nee Annie Minor) longs for her own midday television show. When she finds herself trying to fill the Minnesota (whose... More >>

  • Chuck Palahniuk

    published May 21, 2008

    Chuck Palahniuk's latest book, Snuff, is an excuse for the author to come up with creative titles for porn. For this alone it is well... More >>

  • Bryan Mealer

    published May 21, 2008

    There's a reason why Africa might still be called "the dark continent," and it's not just because of the persistence of racism. Africa remains... More >>

  • Talking Volumes with Michael Ondaatje

    published May 21, 2008

    The title of Michael Ondaatje's latest novel, Divisadero, may refer to the street in San Francisco that one of his characters, Anna,... More >>

  • Mary Tillman

    published May 14, 2008

    The biggest fear for a family with a member in the military is of the knock on the door or the phone call reporting the death of their soldier. It... More >>

  • Cathy Sultan

    published May 14, 2008

    From a distance—and even from the distance of a country that's been meddling in the Middle East—politics in that region seem to be a... More >>

  • Cathy Sultan

    published May 14, 2008

    From a distance—and even from the distance of a country that's been meddling in the Middle East—politics in that region seem to be a... More >>

  • This American Life via Satellite

    published April 30, 2008

    There's just something about Ira Glass. Maybe it's his awkward, thoughtful pauses when introducing the next act on his weekly radio show. Maybe... More >>

  • This American Life via Satellite

    published April 30, 2008

    There's just something about Ira Glass. Maybe it's his awkward, thoughtful pauses when introducing the next act on his weekly radio show. Maybe... More >>

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