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2009 Stories by Rhena Tantisunthorn

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  • Trapped Inside Burma

    published September 16, 2009

    In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis ripped through the low-lying delta region of Burma. By some estimates, 140,000 people died in the cyclone and the... More >>

  • Kate Ledger

    published September 9, 2009

    Simon and Emily Bear are the type of couple you might be reluctant to make dinner plans with for fear that they'll have a fight or some other... More >>

  • American Pottery Festival

    published September 9, 2009

    Admit it: There have been countless times when you've driven down Franklin Avenue and thought, "I really want to check out that Northern Clay... More >>

  • Ali Sethi

    published June 10, 2009

    Ali Sethi's first book, The Wish Maker (Riverhead Hardcover), arrives just in time to fill the vacuum of cultural knowledge on Pakistan... More >>

  • George Rabasa

    published June 3, 2009

    No one, except (maybe) fellow scribes, actually wants to read about or watch writers being writers. Remember the MTV reality show I'm from... More >>

  • Tom Standage

    published June 3, 2009

    Consider a grain of rice. In the context of our modern diet, and particularly in its whole brown form, it is a cheap, handy packet of... More >>

  • Minnesota's Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom

    published May 20, 2009

    If the hardest of minerals can only be created under the most extreme of pressure, perhaps our Greatest Generation could only be forged in the... More >>

  • Untold Stories: The 1934 Teamster Strikes

    published May 20, 2009

    In 1934, the tension was rising with the summer heat on the streets of Minneapolis. As violence flared up around the city between striking... More >>

  • Michael Pollan

    published May 13, 2009

    For those who have little time to read a whole book on food but want to know how best to amend their fast-food ways, the central thesis of Michael... More >>

  • Christian Moerk

    published April 29, 2009

    In his first novel, Darling Jim (Henry Holt and Co.), Christian Moerk weaves a tale of murder, romance, and intrigue into the green,... More >>

  • Hester Rumberg

    published April 29, 2009

    Parts of Hester Rumberg's Ten Degrees of Reckoning (Putnam Books) are almost too painful to read. The nonfiction work tells the story of... More >>

  • Talk of the Stacks: David Rhodes

    published April 29, 2009

    At last. After a 30-year hiatus, David Rhodes is back on the literary scene with Driftless (Milkweed Editions), a novel about a small... More >>

  • This American Life Live

    published April 22, 2009

    When the dulcet tones of Ira Glass's voice bring you tales of life in America each week, do you often wonder what's going on behind the scenes? Do... More >>

  • This American Life Live

    published April 22, 2009

    When the dulcet tones of Ira Glass's voice bring you tales of life in America each week, do you often wonder what's going on behind the scenes? Do... More >>

  • This American Life Live

    published April 22, 2009

    When the dulcet tones of Ira Glass's voice bring you tales of life in America each week, do you often wonder what's going on behind the scenes? Do... More >>

  • This American Life Live

    published April 22, 2009

    When the dulcet tones of Ira Glass's voice bring you tales of life in America each week, do you often wonder what's going on behind the scenes? Do... More >>

  • This America Life Live

    published April 22, 2009

    When the dulcet tones of Ira Glass's voice bring you tales of life in America each week, do you often wonder what's going on behind the scenes? Do... More >>

  • This American Life Live

    published April 22, 2009

    When the dulcet tones of Ira Glass's voice bring you tales of life in America each week, do you often wonder what's going on behind the scenes? Do... More >>

  • This American Life Live

    published April 22, 2009

    When the dulcet tones of Ira Glass's voice bring you tales of life in America each week, do you often wonder what's going on behind the scenes? Do... More >>

  • Talk of the Stacks: Tom Robbins

    published April 22, 2009

    In his newest book, B Is for Beer (Ecco), Tom Robbins takes us on a beer-making journey from the barley fields to the beer garden through... More >>

  • Loree Rackstraw

    published April 15, 2009

    At first glance, Loree Rackstraw's homage to her friendship with one of the world's greatest writers, Kurt Vonnegut, reads like a who's-who of the... More >>

  • Loree Rackstraw

    published April 15, 2009

    At first glance, Loree Rackstraw's homage to her friendship with one of the world's greatest writers, Kurt Vonnegut, reads like a who's-who of the... More >>

  • Sara Barron

    published April 15, 2009

    I am not the first person to describe Sara Barron's essay collection, People Are Unappealing: Even Me (Three Rivers Press), as "Sedarisian"... More >>

  • Cary J. Griffith

    published April 8, 2009

    In his second work of nonfiction, Cary J. Griffith, author of Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods, refocuses his... More >>

  • Cary J. Griffith

    published April 8, 2009

    In his second work of nonfiction, Cary J. Griffith, author of Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods, refocuses his... More >>

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