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!

N Candy AA II: Sidebar
October 25, 2010 · 101 Comments
N Candy AA II: Sidebar

While we wait for the Round of 64 voting to finish, I thought I'd see which breed of fake fruit you find the most disgusting. Everyone has a different fake-fruit nemesis, often derived from a …

The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Call to the Pen
October 25, 2010 · 15 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Call to the Pen

I need some help from you guys on a few things.
I need you to watch Terriers on FX. All y'all Donal Logue fans will eat it up, and it's a good show besides that. I'd …

The Vine: October 22, 2010
October 22, 2010 · 12 Comments
The Vine: October 22, 2010

A somewhat Halloween-themed Ask The Readers today. Speaking of Halloween, don't forget to 1) vote in the remaining N Candy AA II flights, and 2) show off your scary fund-raising prowess (geddit?) with a donation …

The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: The 7K Stretch
October 21, 2010 · 10 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: The 7K Stretch

We still have $7,943 dollars to raise for college scholarships and Little League uniforms. It sounds like a lot; as a single number, it is a lot.
Broken down, it isn't a lot at all. Check …

N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 4
October 21, 2010 · 65 Comments
N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 4

by Sarah D. Bunting
Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls for Flight 3 close 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday.
1 Twizzlers/Nibs vs. 16 Liquorice All-Sorts. I would really love to vote for the bottom seed, …

The Vine: October 20, 2010
October 20, 2010 · 34 Comments
The Vine: October 20, 2010

Dear Sars,
Let me set the scene for you: I'm nineteen, currently living with my parents. I have my A.A. and I'm pursuing my A.S. in culinary management. While I love my parents, I've figured out …

N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 3
October 20, 2010 · 63 Comments
N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 3

by Keckler
Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls for Flight 3 close 11:59 PM ET on Monday.
1 Skittles vs. 16 Bit O' Honey. Really? How is a "bit o'" anything even acceptable as a …

N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 2
October 19, 2010 · 53 Comments
N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 2

by Keckler
Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls for Flight 2 close 11:59 PM ET on Friday.
1 Peeps vs. 16 Zotz. There's no way I'm not picking Peeps to win this whole damn tournament. …

N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 1
October 18, 2010 · 40 Comments
N Candy AA II: Round of 64, Flight 1

by Sarah D. Bunting
Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls for Flight 1 close 11:59 PM ET on Thursday.
1 Pez vs. 16 root beer barrels. The root beer barrel is that rare candy that …

AL and NL Championship Serieseseses 2010: Discuss/Vent
October 16, 2010 · 26 Comments
AL and NL Championship Serieseseses 2010: Discuss/Vent

Hey, Ron Washington: put the bullpen phone down, and back away…slowly.
Great pitching, miserable hitting, thrills and grievances. We're here for you. (Not you, Joe Buck.)