Baseball

"I wrote 63 songs this year. They're all about Jeter." Just kidding. The game we love, the players we hate, and more.

Culture and Criticism

From Norman Mailer to Wendy Pepper — everything on film, TV, books, music, and snacks (shut up, raisins), plus the Girls' Bike Club.

Donors Choose and Contests

Helping public schools, winning prizes, sending a crazy lady in a tomato costume out in public.

Stories, True and Otherwise

Monologues, travelogues, fiction, and fart humor. And hens. Don't forget the hens.

The Vine

The Tomato Nation advice column addresses your questions on etiquette, grammar, romance, and pet misbehavior. Ask The Readers about books or fashion today!

The Vine: November 5, 2010
November 5, 2010 · 23 Comments
The Vine: November 5, 2010

Dear Sars,
A question for you and the Nation. I am a cat-owner who loves to cook. The problem is this: I want a herb garden. Since I rent, it's going to have to be in …

The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Closers
November 3, 2010 · 7 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Closers

Hello, friends! As of this writing, a mere $5,362 is left until we hit our goal. Great work!
The Fall Classic will remain open until Friday at noon ET, so if you'd like to donate this …

N Candy AA II: Round of 32, Flight 2
November 2, 2010 · 30 Comments
N Candy AA II: Round of 32, Flight 2

by Sarah D. Bunting
Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls for Flight 1 close 11:59 AM ET on Thursday.
1 Skittles vs. 9 Sour Patch Kids. I have nothing to do with the newfangled tropical …

N Candy AA II: Round of 32, Flight 1
November 1, 2010 · 35 Comments
N Candy AA II: Round of 32, Flight 1

by Keckler
Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls for Flight 1 close 11:59 AM ET on Wednesday.
1 Pez vs. 8 Sugar Daddy/Babies; Slo-Poke. I hold a special place in my heart for Slo-Pokes. They …

The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Extra Innings
October 31, 2010 · 8 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Extra Innings

Micronaut Stupidhead, taking a break from using fun-size boxes of Milk Duds as maracas. On behalf of NASA, he'd like to thank you for your generosity over the last few days: only $5,728 left to …

The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: CHARGE!
October 29, 2010 · 12 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: CHARGE!

"Hey, guys. Master Stupidhead here. Aunt Dodo says you only have three days left to raise $6,145. Dodo says that money could help send kids to college, or buy catcher's mitts for kids in India. …

The Vine: October 29, 2010
October 29, 2010 · 27 Comments
The Vine: October 29, 2010

Someone on another site recommended I bring my question to you.
I'm trying to remember the title and author of a sci-fi short story. National superpowers use only robots to fight their wars. The Rapture happens …

The World's Series of Base-Ball 2010: Discuss/Vent
October 27, 2010 · 47 Comments
The World's Series of Base-Ball 2010: Discuss/Vent

I have no idea how to call the Series this year. I want to say that it's a short series so pitching becomes more important blah blah, but I have trouble calling it for San …

The Vine: October 27, 2010
October 27, 2010 · 25 Comments
The Vine: October 27, 2010

Need more Vine-esque goodness? Dig my new column for Time Out New York, "Tough Love."
I have been self-employed for the last five or six years and for the most part find it's great. I earn …

TV Question Qorner: Midseason TV Report Card
October 26, 2010 · 43 Comments
TV Question Qorner: Midseason TV Report Card

What I'm watching — or no longer watching — and why.
NEW SHOWS
Boardwalk Empire. I have to catch up on recent episodes, but so far, A-minus — the minus is for the pacing, which is very …