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!

A Word From Our Sponsors: Canvas People
February 11, 2014 · 8 Comments
A Word From Our Sponsors: Canvas People

A canvas version of your loved one(s) is a fantastic Valentine's gift: check out Canvas People's deals today!
And no, Canvas People does not make people out of canvas (as far as I know). It turns …

Lust For Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth
February 8, 2014 · 10 Comments
<em>Lust For Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth</em>

The curtain fell on Romeo with a sprained thumb, a good deal of hair on his sleeve, Juliet in rags and two white shoes lying in the corner of the stage! — Kate Reignolds, Booth's …

The Vine: February 7, 2014
February 7, 2014 · 17 Comments
The Vine: February 7, 2014

I'm hoping someone out there has heard the expression "Boom Chicago" and can verify that a) I didn't dream it and b) it means what I think it means.?

The Vine: February 5, 2014
February 5, 2014 · 41 Comments
The Vine: February 5, 2014

Anxiety dreams. I have them.

Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: You Can't Handle The Tooth
January 31, 2014 · One Comment
Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: You Can't Handle The Tooth

Crazy Hearts: Nashville's okay, though.

The Vine: January 31, 2014
January 31, 2014 · 7 Comments
The Vine: January 31, 2014

This was back in the early '80s. I must have been around five when I found the book the first time.

The Vine: January 29, 2014
January 29, 2014 · 35 Comments
The Vine: January 29, 2014

I have a family-finances dilemma. My husband is…kind of a cheapskate (he gets it from his dad, who is a definite cheapskate, long story).

Promato!
January 28, 2014 · 9 Comments
Promato!

WELCOME TO PROMATO!

The Grand Surprise: The Journals Of Leo Lerman
January 26, 2014 · 5 Comments
<em>The Grand Surprise: The Journals Of Leo Lerman</em>

I read about Leo Lerman's journals in The New Yorker, I think.

The Vine: January 24, 2014
January 24, 2014 · 7 Comments
The Vine: January 24, 2014

I'm trying to find a short story I read as a kid, maybe 30 years ago.