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Bonar Menninger's Mortal Error
May 27, 2014 – 8:39 AM | 4 Comments
Bonar Menninger's <em>Mortal Error</em>

Like a Magic Eye puzzle, once you see Howard Donahue's explanation of JFK's death, you can't unsee it.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Magnificent Seven
May 13, 2014 – 9:02 PM | 7 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Magnificent Seven</em>

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame is kicking it old-school this time around with a nominee from reader Jan: The Magnificent Seven.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Hunt For Red October
May 2, 2014 – 9:34 AM | 28 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Hunt For Red October</em>

Welcome back to the pleasant and relaxed Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame, friends! Today's nominee is brought to us by reader Craig: The Hunt For Red October.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Diner
April 27, 2014 – 9:20 AM | 4 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Diner</em>

I struggled with which movie to plop onto the Couch Of Fame with an afghan and a sleeve of Thin Mints first. A classic universally acknowledged, like The Godfather? A flawed but appealing baseball flick …

Bang The Drum Slowly (…not THAT slowly)
April 6, 2014 – 8:42 PM | 13 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.