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Bang The Drum Slowly (…not THAT slowly)
April 6, 2014 – 8:42 PM | 11 Comments
<em>Bang The Drum Slowly</em> (…not THAT slowly)

Bruce Pearson (Robert De Niro), C-plus catcher for the New York Mammoths, finds out before the season begins that he has terminal Hodgkin's lymphoma. The only other person he entrusts with the information is his …

TN Read-Along #18: The Good Nurse Live Chat
March 17, 2014 – 12:13 PM | 11 Comments
TN Read-Along #18: <em>The Good Nurse</em> Live Chat

The Good Nurse live chat is happening tomorrow — that's Tuesday March 18 — at 1 PM Eastern!

TN Read-Along #18: The Good Nurse
February 21, 2014 – 6:11 PM | 21 Comments
TN Read-Along #18: <em>The Good Nurse</em>

UPDATE, 3/10/14: I'm in L.A. at the moment and left the book half-read on my kitchen table in Brooklyn AND will not be able to coordinate a live chat, SO: same time next week. That's …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #18: Poll
February 13, 2014 – 9:56 PM | 9 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #18: Poll

It's been A YEAR since we all read something together? That's terrible.

Lust For Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth
February 8, 2014 – 8:37 AM | 10 Comments
<em>Lust For Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth</em>

The curtain fell on Romeo with a sprained thumb, a good deal of hair on his sleeve, Juliet in rags and two white shoes lying in the corner of the stage! — Kate Reignolds, Booth's …

The Grand Surprise: The Journals Of Leo Lerman
January 26, 2014 – 10:26 AM | 5 Comments
<em>The Grand Surprise: The Journals Of Leo Lerman</em>

I read about Leo Lerman's journals in The New Yorker, I think.

Her: Now we know how
January 13, 2014 – 11:20 AM | 9 Comments
<em>Her</em>: Now we know how

It's the little things about Her.

Product Crush: Boden's Lana dress
January 2, 2014 – 12:44 PM | 17 Comments
Product Crush: Boden's Lana dress

Do you have a crazy long waist, and like the optical illusion of a higher and smaller one?

Your N Cracker AA Champion Is…
December 19, 2013 – 8:30 AM | 12 Comments
Your N Cracker AA Champion Is…

Update, 19 December 2013: Wheat have a winner.

To The Wonder: Malick Pixie Dream Girls
December 17, 2013 – 10:00 AM | 4 Comments
<em>To The Wonder</em>: Malick Pixie Dream Girls

Terrence Malick's storytelling style is so valuable; it creates so many opportunities and points of view. It opens things up. But it opens itself up to parody so easily, and it's difficult for any other …