The Vine: February 3, 2016
February 3, 2016 · 20 Comments

I've just watched The Revenant and there's a scene where Leo climbs inside a dead animal for warmth.

Baseball

"I wrote 63 songs this year. They're all about Jeter." Just kidding. The game we love, the players we hate, and more.

Culture and Criticism

From Norman Mailer to Wendy Pepper — everything on film, TV, books, music, and snacks (shut up, raisins), plus the Girls' Bike Club.

Donors Choose and Contests

Helping public schools, winning prizes, sending a crazy lady in a tomato costume out in public.

Stories, True and Otherwise

Monologues, travelogues, fiction, and fart humor. And hens. Don't forget the hens.

The Vine

The Tomato Nation advice column addresses your questions on etiquette, grammar, romance, and pet misbehavior. Ask The Readers about books or fashion today!

Culture and Criticism

Film Fiber: Jaws
January 7, 2016 · 14 Comments
Universal

Universal

Roy Scheider is the most underrated actor of his generation. I am NOT a crackpot.

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The Vine: January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016 · 11 Comments
The Vine: January 6, 2016

I adopted 3 littermates very recently. I've known them since they were 5 weeks old; they are now about 5 months old, and since day one with me have been settling into their furever home. …

The Vine: December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015 · 20 Comments
The Vine: December 16, 2015

I'm writing to you with yet another cat question as I know you've introduced new cats into your house at different times over the years.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Working Girl
December 11, 2015 · 21 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Working Girl</em>

A head for business and a nom for sin.

The Vine: December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015 · 17 Comments
The Vine: December 9, 2015

There's a scene from a film that I saw, perhaps in the '90s, perhaps earlier, that I can't get out of my head due to its sheer irreverence and ballsiness, but for the life of …

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
December 9, 2015 · 108 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

12/9/15: We've just crowned The Princess Bride as our latest PFM Couch Of Famer!

The Vine: December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015 · 14 Comments
The Vine: December 2, 2015

This is a book my mother used to read with me back in the day (late '70s, early '80s), and we used to laugh and laugh. Somewhere along the way I lost the book. I …

Bunting's Postseason Pool 2015
October 5, 2015 · One Comment
Bunting's Postseason Pool 2015

"Hashtag that time Sarah picked Bartolo!" – Yost.

The Vine: September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015 · 9 Comments
The Vine: September 23, 2015

Despite being a bit introverted and not particularly talkative, I usually don't have much trouble expressing myself. However, life has recently thrown me a curve that I didn't see coming and I'm not sure how …

You Never Know
September 11, 2015 · 72 Comments
You Never Know

I take a walk almost every day, usually early, before the day gets hot and busy.