"Protest Lit" - "These stories focus on the ways huge geopolitical forces shape small individual lives," writes author Stacey D'Erasmo about Paine's "Scar Vegas." Salon Books | - "In an amazing debut, a fired-up writer takes aim at dumb American swaggerers and corporate greed." Salon's Maria Russo reviews Paine's first collection. 'Scar Vegas': She Stole His Kidney and Other Bad Luck Tales - review in The New York Times By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. "The Milkman and I" - Text of Paine's short story which was the premier winner of The Boston Review's Short Story Contest. The Village Voice: VLS: Writers on the Verge - Brief write-up on Paine with some background information. War Crimes - Paine's featured short story in Zoetrope magazine.