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Articles by Sarah D. Bunting

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Some Like It Hot
August 28, 2015 – 7:11 AM | 5 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Some Like It Hot</em>

Nobody's perfect.

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
August 28, 2015 – 5:03 AM | 105 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

8/28/15: Clareeeeeeece, please welcome our newest Couch Of Famer, The Silence Of The Lambs.

"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About Everybody Loves Our Town
August 20, 2015 – 8:50 AM | 4 Comments
"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About <em>Everybody Loves Our Town</em>

Mark Blankenship joins me to talk about Mark Yarm's oral history of grunge.

The Vine: August 5, 2015
August 5, 2015 – 9:51 AM | 30 Comments
The Vine: August 5, 2015

Since there's some baseball talk happening in the Vine these days, I'll join in with a question for you and the other baseball-loving Tomato Nationals.

The Vine: July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 – 9:44 AM | 27 Comments
The Vine: July 29, 2015

This is a different letter than what you usually publish.
Why do you think baseball is losing its status as the National Pastime?

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Silence Of The Lambs
July 20, 2015 – 11:09 AM | 22 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Silence Of The Lambs</em>

Butterflies aren't always free.

Twomato Concentrate: 16 July 2015
July 16, 2015 – 1:49 PM | 4 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 16 July 2015

Again With This, Emmy oversights, and the Girls' Bike Club's sad prescience.

Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015
July 15, 2015 – 12:02 PM | 3 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015

Managers, Watchmen, and more stuff I'm thinking about.

Putting The "Ass" Back In "Midsummer Classic": MLB Manager Hotness Rankings
July 13, 2015 – 12:52 PM | 13 Comments
Putting The "Ass" Back In "Midsummer Classic": MLB Manager Hotness Rankings

My esteemed colleagues Paul Quinn and John Ramos and I didn't arrive at the idea of ranking managerial hotness first…but I suspect the Hotness Council is the first to compare a Brewers skipper to both …

The Vine: June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015 – 3:07 PM | 13 Comments
The Vine: June 3, 2015

I've been working as a freelance writer for about a decade now.