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: The Sweetmeat Eight
November 11, 2010 · 31 Comments
N Candy AA II: The Sweetmeat Eight

Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls close 11:59 AM ET on Monday.
8 Sugar Daddy/Babies; Slo-Poke vs. 10 Nerds. Really? The highly dysfunctional Sugar family is still here? By the way, the original name …

The Vine: November 10, 2010
November 10, 2010 · 25 Comments
The Vine: November 10, 2010

A while back I asked for curly-hair-friendly products that wouldn't affect my asthma or my sensitive skin. And something has happened recently that makes me want to warn all my TN peeps about self-diagnosis. …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #6: Poll
November 9, 2010 · 5 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #6: Poll

I assume my preference here is clear. Heh.
Actually, I'd love to read any of these, but let's see what you pick. The Wallace is back for another round, joined by the Zinn, and we've got …

N Candy AA II: Sweet Sixteen
November 8, 2010 · 32 Comments
N Candy AA II: Sweet Sixteen

Updated bracket is here. Confused? Click here. Polls close 11:59 AM ET on Wednesday.
8 Sugar Daddy/Babies; Slo-Poke vs. 4 Pop Rocks. I've got nothing against Pop Rocks, but as candies go, it's just not that …

The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Last Ups
November 5, 2010 · 3 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Last Ups

Last day of the TN Fall Classic — if you haven't donated yet, and you can possibly spare a few dollars for Little Leaguers in Uganda and college kids all over the country, please please …

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 …