29/31: <em>Life Partners</em>
January 29, 2015 · No Comment

I would tell you that we've now reached the point in 31 Films In 31 Days when we pick our movies based on how short they are…


"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

25/31: Selma
January 25, 2015 · 8 Comments
Screen: Cloud Eight Films

Screen: Cloud Eight Films

Selma is at its finest in the quietest moments, quiet enough to hear the hearts breaking.

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24/31: The Babadook
January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments
24/31: <em>The Babadook</em>

A friend of mine once said that you don't get over a death, the space it leaves. "It doesn't go away; you just learn to decorate around it."

23/31: Out Of The Dark
January 24, 2015 · No Comment
23/31: <em>Out Of The Dark</em>

Scott Speedman is made for horror heroism, isn't he?

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
January 23, 2015 · 102 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

1/23/15: Please welcome our newest Couch Of Famer, Grosse Pointe Blank.

22/31: Birdman
January 22, 2015 · 2 Comments
22/31: <em>Birdman</em>

Couch Baron, Blankenship and I discussed the good, the bad, and the flighty about Birdman.

21/31: Killing Jimmy Hoffa
January 21, 2015 · One Comment
21/31: <em>Killing Jimmy Hoffa</em>

Utterly inelegant, charmingly energetic, Killing Jimmy Hoffa crams a lot into 79 minutes.

The Vine: January 21, 2015
January 21, 2015 · 29 Comments
The Vine: January 21, 2015

I know I'm in for a drubbing, but I want to hear from you and your readers.
I'm a single mom of one, having a long-distance affair with a married man, G.

20/31: The Lego Movie
January 20, 2015 · 15 Comments
20/31: <em>The Lego Movie</em>


19/31: Happy Valley
January 19, 2015 · 4 Comments
19/31: <em>Happy Valley</em>

"We all want to think that we live in a better world than we do."

18/31: Finding Vivian Maier
January 18, 2015 · 5 Comments
18/31: <em>Finding Vivian Maier</em>

I watch many many documentaries, so I think a lot about the relationship between form and function, build and subject.

17/31: The Theory Of Everything
January 17, 2015 · No Comment
17/31: <em>The Theory Of Everything</em>

The Theory Of Everything is too much "everything," not enough "theory."