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 Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Apollo 13
October 31, 2014 · 23 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Apollo 13</em>

Houston, we have absolutely no problem with this at all.

The Vine: October 29, 2014
October 29, 2014 · 10 Comments
The Vine: October 29, 2014

Up until 18 months ago, I'd been living in Europe for 20 years, married to an EU dude.

DC/10
October 28, 2014 · 8 Comments
DC/10

E pluribus lycopersicum

The Vine: October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014 · 36 Comments
The Vine: October 22, 2014

To be blunt, I feel pretty stupid now, especially compared to college about a decade ago.

The Vine: October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 · 19 Comments
The Vine: October 15, 2014

Can anyone give me some recommendations for a good waterproof brown mascara?
My coloring makes black mascara look clownish on me, and many makeup companies seem to think only brunettes want mascara that isn't going …

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Jaws
October 14, 2014 · 12 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Jaws</em>

We're going to need a bigger couch.

Philly!
October 9, 2014 · 13 Comments
Philly!

Okay, that's actually in Yeadon, but here's the point: I'm heading to Philadelphia and environs. Meet-up?

The Vine: October 8, 2014
October 8, 2014 · 20 Comments
The Vine: October 8, 2014

I'm having trouble being a good friend, and could use some perspective on this whole mess.

The Vine: October 1, 2014
October 1, 2014 · 21 Comments
The Vine: October 1, 2014

Okay, this may be too highly specific for The Vine, but Googling is totally failing me here.

Bunting's Postseason Pool
September 28, 2014 · No Comment
Bunting's Postseason Pool

"This is my impression of Buntsy's 2012 slate. Ow." – Mr. Jackson.