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: March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017 · 16 Comments
The Vine: March 1, 2017

Over two years ago, I left my husband.

MASTAS Episode 46: Oscar-Winning Songs We Love (And Loathe)
February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments
MASTAS Episode 46: Oscar-Winning Songs We Love (And Loathe)

Mark and Sarah take home Oscar gold!

The Vine: February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 · 14 Comments
The Vine: February 22, 2017

See, my last name is Trump.

'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's On Highway 61
February 20, 2017 · No Comment
'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's <em>On Highway 61</em>

A carefully researched and well-written overview of "the music of freedom" runs out of gas halfway there.

The Vine: February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 · 21 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2017

Help! I love love true crime, but ever since I had a baby I get weepy when I hear about murder (especially kids or their parents dying).

The Vine: February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017 · 10 Comments
The Vine: February 10, 2017

Hey girls hey (and boys). Been a while, eh what?

Use The Word
February 2, 2017 · 2 Comments
Use The Word

Fundraising tee ahoy!

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Forrest Gump
January 26, 2017 · 6 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Forrest Gump</em>

The Couch Of Fame is like a box of chocolates…OR IS IT?!?!

Dear Revolutionary Sweethearts
January 26, 2017 · 20 Comments
Dear Revolutionary Sweethearts

I've (re-)discovered a few things over the course of the recent Days Of Rage. Some of them are great!

United States
January 20, 2017 · 15 Comments
United States

Have you ever gone to Springfield, IL?