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The Vine: November 7, 2012
November 7, 2012 – 10:46 AM | 30 Comments
The Vine: November 7, 2012

I need reassurance.
My son's name is Atticus, and when I write about his belongings, I put an apostrophe plus an S. "Atticus's books." "Atticus's toys." "Atticus's room." But a few people have corrected me and …

The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #3
November 3, 2012 – 11:02 AM | 10 Comments
The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #3

Hello, everyone! You may remember that, during The Naus-AA proper, we talked about doing a master poll of all the vom sounds we came up with in the comments. Well, what better time than Halloween, when you've …

The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #2
November 3, 2012 – 10:53 AM | 9 Comments
The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #2

Hello, everyone! You may remember that, during The Naus-AA proper, we talked about doing a master poll of all the vom sounds we came up with in the comments. Well, what better time than Halloween, when you've …

The Vine: November 2, 2012
November 2, 2012 – 9:46 AM | 9 Comments
The Vine: November 2, 2012

I remember a young-adult book where a girl (I think she was something of an outcast…aren't they all in YA lit) painted theater sets in a way where they looked really crazy up close, but …

The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #1
October 31, 2012 – 9:19 PM | 22 Comments
The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #1

Hello, everyone! You may remember that, during The Naus-AA proper, we talked about doing a master poll of all the vom sounds we came up with in the comments. Well, what better time than Halloween, …

Film Fiber: Midnight Express and the Rosebud Conundrum
October 31, 2012 – 3:58 PM | 27 Comments
Film Fiber: <I>Midnight Express</I> and the Rosebud Conundrum

What is film fiber? It's the movies I feel it's necessary to have watched in order to participate in the cultural conversation. Canon, in other words, and whether it's good or enjoyable isn't the point. …

The Vine: October 31, 2012
October 31, 2012 – 10:22 AM | 29 Comments
The Vine: October 31, 2012

I have an awkward friendship question. I have a friend, who I've known since elementary school. We are fairly close, talk on the phone regularly, etc., and she is one of my only friends who …

Oh, Sandy: Your Frankenstorm Open Thread
October 27, 2012 – 10:18 PM | 82 Comments
Oh, Sandy: Your Frankenstorm Open Thread

Hey, friends. A misty rain is starting here in Brooklyn as of this writing, so it's time to open the Sandy thread. Information, anecdotes about travel, local updates, and meltdowns if your significant other is …

The Vine: October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012 – 9:25 AM | 36 Comments
The Vine: October 26, 2012

I need to know what the protocol is for holiday gift-giving in the workplace.
I love my current boss and love to give Christmas gifts but after last year I am not sure if I am …

World Series 2012: Kung Fu Verlanda
October 24, 2012 – 10:43 PM | 22 Comments
World Series 2012: Kung Fu Verlanda

Didn't call the matchup, but still psyched for it. Fan rants, McCarver rants, let it all out here.