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From Norman Mailer to Wendy Pepper — everything on film, TV, books, music, and snacks (shut up, raisins), plus the Girls' Bike Club.

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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!

ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014
July 1, 2014 · 10 Comments
ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014

The ATP Round of 16 Hotness returns to the All-England Tomato Club for the first time in two years, as my esteemed colleagues Paul Quinn, Couch Baron, and Joe R survey what is probably the …

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 4
June 30, 2014 · 17 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 4

As a chocolate sandwich cookie concept, I get it. As a name, however? Hydrox is one of the most bizarre decisions.

The Vine: June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014 · 22 Comments
The Vine: June 27, 2014

A recent Ask The Readers inspired me to ask for help for my father-in-law who has colon cancer. However, he is doing oral chemo soon, rather than injection, and the info online is really confusing …

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 3
June 26, 2014 · 18 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 3

At last, a relatively easy flight.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Sex & The City
June 24, 2014 · 17 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Sex & The City</em>

In which my love-hate relationship with the Sex & The City franchise may finally pay a dividend.

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 2
June 23, 2014 · 28 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 2

Okay, this is not the time to get into the chewy/soft-baked debate. NOT THE TIME.

The Vine: June 20, 2014
June 20, 2014 · 11 Comments
The Vine: June 20, 2014

I have a skin issue and I need a bit of help.

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 1
June 19, 2014 · 23 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 1

Welcome to the first round of the N Cookie AA! You know, in between "food fights," I miss doing them: reading up on the demise and phoenix-like return of Archway, buying birthday-cake Oreos "for research" …

The Vine: June 11, 2014
June 11, 2014 · 13 Comments
The Vine: June 11, 2014

Sometime around 2005 or 2006, a friend set me a silly animated video — it may have been from the early days of Funny or Die, but I can't guarantee that (it could've also been …

The Vine: June 6, 2014
June 6, 2014 · 9 Comments
The Vine: June 6, 2014

The time would have been the early aughts, although I think the book was several years older. I found it in a library but for some reason I remember think maybe it'd been written around …