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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 …

Nebraska: Dreams from his father
December 16, 2013 – 9:15 AM | One Comment
<em>Nebraska</em>: Dreams from his father

Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), a disheveled and mulishly taciturn alcoholic, is determined to get from Billings, MT to Lincoln, NE to collect the magazine sweepstakes he's sure he's won.

Prisoners: What else is missing
November 30, 2013 – 8:38 AM | 3 Comments
<em>Prisoners</em>: What else is missing

Movies' understanding of "working class" or "poor" interiors doesn't work; it's distracting. I'm talking about the physical design of the homes, the tables and couches. The implication is that the character or family in question …

N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 3: Vote!
November 21, 2013 – 11:00 AM | 10 Comments
N Cracker AA Semifinal Round 3: Vote!

Augh! I love Breton; I love Town House; I just had Club Crackers with my red-pepper soup at lunch!