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 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 …

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, …