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Articles by Sarah D. Bunting

The Vine: July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 – 9:44 AM | 24 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 | 21 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Silence Of The Lambs</em>

Butterflies aren't always free.

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
July 20, 2015 – 5:03 AM | 104 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

4/24/15: Please welcome our newest Couch Of Famer, famous original The Matrix.

Twomato Concentrate: 16 July 2015
July 16, 2015 – 1:49 PM | 3 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.

The French Connection: Le thrill of le chase
June 1, 2015 – 8:56 AM | 8 Comments
<em>The French Connection</em>: Le thrill of le chase

The French Connection has kept itself in the classic-films discussion for the better part of five decades based on a single car chase.

The Vine: May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015 – 5:30 PM | 42 Comments
The Vine: May 27, 2015

A good friend of mine was recently in a difficult situation where he was unsure how to respond.

The Vine: May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015 – 3:56 PM | 34 Comments
The Vine: May 20, 2015

My husband snores. Kind of loudly, and kind of often.