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"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.

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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: July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012 · 13 Comments
The Vine: July 11, 2012

I'm hoping you can clarify a language question — I can't find anything about it in Garner, nor in Strunk and White. Google offered me some explanations, but they weren't very helpful. And I don't …

The Vine: July 6, 2012
July 6, 2012 · 26 Comments
The Vine: July 6, 2012

Okay, Bunting, I've got a doozy for you here. When I was a kid (around the same time you were) Reader's Digest put out two thick volumes of fairy tales. "The World's Best Fairy Tales," …

The Vine: July 3, 2012
July 3, 2012 · 25 Comments
The Vine: July 3, 2012

I did something really stupid. Do you have any advice on how, or if, I should try to fix it?
I've been married for about 2 years. I knew going in that my husband is a …

ATP Hotness and Cream: Wimbledon 2012
July 2, 2012 · 10 Comments
ATP Hotness and Cream: Wimbledon 2012

Tomato Nation is hosting the ATP Round of 16 Hotness for the first time. It's an honor! But also a grind, as many of our traditional favorites were ousted in the first week of play, …

Recently in the Snacksiverse: Peep Thermo-expansion
June 25, 2012 · 4 Comments
Recently in the Snacksiverse: Peep Thermo-expansion

Polar cleavability, amplitude, and thermo-expansion tests at the B.A.R.F. Watch now!

The Vine: June 22, 2012
June 22, 2012 · 7 Comments
The Vine: June 22, 2012

I am currently reading about anger and violence in history and, combined with the trial of Anders Breivik in Norway, it reminded me of a book that I heard about on the radio that I …

Out With The Crowd: "Look, it's hard to count to three, okay?"
June 21, 2012 · 10 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Look, it's hard to count to three, okay?"

With the "Theo agonistes" stories going around the baseball press in the last couple of weeks, it seemed like a good time to chat with a fan of the franchise St. Epstein is expected to …

The Vine: June 20, 2012
June 20, 2012 · 53 Comments
The Vine: June 20, 2012

I'm getting married to a hilarious, brilliant, gentle, just generally awesome guy. As the wedding approaches, my therapist has helped me prepare emotionally for obvious potential conflicts: what to say when religious family members notice …

Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: No Relation
June 18, 2012 · 6 Comments
Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: No Relation

No relation. Aaaaaaand: no relation.

Girls 110: I'm very moved
June 18, 2012 · No Comment
<I>Girls</I> 110: I'm very moved

From my recap of the GirlsĀ finale over at Press Play:
Everything about the event is quintessentially Jessa, from the idea that she'll mess with everyone's preconceived notions about free spirits to the "veil" that looks like …