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: December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015 · 17 Comments
The Vine: December 9, 2015

There's a scene from a film that I saw, perhaps in the '90s, perhaps earlier, that I can't get out of my head due to its sheer irreverence and ballsiness, but for the life of …

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
December 9, 2015 · 108 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

12/9/15: We've just crowned The Princess Bride as our latest PFM Couch Of Famer!

The Vine: December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015 · 15 Comments
The Vine: December 2, 2015

This is a book my mother used to read with me back in the day (late '70s, early '80s), and we used to laugh and laugh. Somewhere along the way I lost the book. I …

Bunting's Postseason Pool 2015
October 5, 2015 · One Comment
Bunting's Postseason Pool 2015

"Hashtag that time Sarah picked Bartolo!" – Yost.

The Vine: September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015 · 9 Comments
The Vine: September 23, 2015

Despite being a bit introverted and not particularly talkative, I usually don't have much trouble expressing myself. However, life has recently thrown me a curve that I didn't see coming and I'm not sure how …

You Never Know
September 11, 2015 · 72 Comments
You Never Know

I take a walk almost every day, usually early, before the day gets hot and busy.

The Vine: September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015 · 43 Comments
The Vine: September 2, 2015

I recently moved out on my own after 11 years of living with roommates, and while I really love the chance to cook creatively and without the picky restrictions of others, I'm finding that I'm …

"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About Everybody Loves Our Town
August 20, 2015 · 4 Comments
"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About <em>Everybody Loves Our Town</em>

Mark Blankenship joins me to talk about Mark Yarm's oral history of grunge.