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TIE Story of the Month: ‘The Island’, by Dina Lee

By the time the ferry docked and they climbed into the taxi, the sun was already at high noon.  Mara knew this island intimately despite having never set foot on it until today.  She knew how high the coconut trees grew, how green the sugarcanes were, how white the wispy haze on the horizon became […]

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TIE Story of the Month: ‘The Potluck’, by Lia Ryerson

Last week That Tracy threw a big party and our invitation came in the mail. Her name is actually just Tracy, and she is my 4th grade class’s Parent Representative of the Month. When I asked my mom why she has never been my 4th grade class’s Parent Representative of the Month, she did that […]

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TIE Story of the Month: ‘Saucisson’, by Ali Osworth

Because I’d never driven before, they arranged for a carpool with the music teacher, who lived in the same trailer park I’d moved to. He was young, like me, and dressed like he was pretending to be a professor. I don’t even think his glasses were real. But I guess I was trying to look […]

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‘Do You Like Pinabora?’ by José García

I used to live in a building that belonged to a Pakistani family. “Welcome,” I was greeted once, after class, by one of the owners. “What’s your name?” “José, from Guatemala,” I said. Before coming to NY I had spent a week in Miami with other international students so I picked up the habit of […]

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Young Eaters: ’12-Year-Old Angry Vegan’ by Lauren La Torre

12-Year-Old Angry Vegan by Lauren La Torre The day Toby died was the day I became vegan. Toby was my best friend. Okay, it sounds a little lame for a fish to be your best friend, but he was. We were exactly the same age, and I mean we were both exactly twelve. My parents […]

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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In Gulf Of Maine As Stocks Dwindle

  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown, Mass., up to the Canadian border, in an effort to reverse plummeting numbers of the iconic fish in the Gulf of Maine…”This is uncalled for,” says Joseph Orlando, a fishermen who trawls for cod off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., just […]

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December’s Monthly Mix: Migration

The Inquisitive Eater fed you three randomly chosen food related words; couscous, dough, and peas. One of our best responses was the science-fiction short by Eli Nunes.   Migration Dr. Salma Azoulay leaned lightly against a small, circular window. Beyond it lay the dark void speckled with promises and possibilities. One sphere loomed larger than […]

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Comment String to a Recipe for Korean Soy-Braised Short Ribs

by Stacey Harwood kitchen vixen: These were delicious. I made them over the weekend for my husband’s game night. I made them the day before, then skimmed the fat before reheating.  Then I served them with a big bowl of white rice and some spicy greens.  For dessert, I made chocolate chip cookies.  Everything was […]

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An Interview With Mr. Peanut

by Charles Rubendall Last week, Amedeo Arachide, known to most of the world as Mr. Peanut, filed a lawsuit against Planters, the peanut company, over its continued use of his likeness after his spectacular departure from the company in 2012. I met up with Amedeo on a dilapidated billboard to find him, not surprisingly, grinning […]

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Fiction: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

By Leah Umansky Chester swam away from the light. He liked the murk, and the cool side of the sand. He taunted and teased but never entered the pearly web of heaven when it was laid before him. He knew he was safe. No one wanted a lobster. Until one day, while practicing his falsetto, […]

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