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

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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: June 13, 2012
June 13, 2012 · 10 Comments
The Vine: June 13, 2012

I have a question regarding how to handle a sticky situation regarding my résumé.
Upon graduating from Liberal Arts College with a BA in English and not a single clue as to how I planned to …

Girls 109: Slim leg
June 11, 2012 · No Comment
<I>Girls</I> 109: Slim leg

From my recap of last night's Girls episode, "Leave Me Alone," over at Press Play:
I had to accept years ago that I'd never make that cut, because when I was Hannah's age, the internet was considered …

Red Ops: Mission Accomplished
June 10, 2012 · 5 Comments
Red Ops: Mission Accomplished

Apologies for the updating delay! Had a few connectivity issues (and periodontal issues…blegh) last week, just getting caught up now.
But this isn't news: you guys did awesome. The Red Ops drive raised close to 40K …

The Vine: June 8, 2012
June 8, 2012 · 72 Comments
The Vine: June 8, 2012

I could really use some advice, because I'm not having a whole lot of luck with this on my own. My husband Charlie and I want to move our family from the southeastern U.S. to …

Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Brooklyn Girls and tennis boys
June 6, 2012 · No Comment
Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Brooklyn <I>Girls</I> and tennis boys

In case you missed 'em, 1) Couch Baron, Joe R, and I ranked the French Open's Round of 16ers over at the baronial blog. A triumph for Tipsarevic, backhand-orgasm face, and not one but TWO …

The Vine: June 6, 2012
June 6, 2012 · 40 Comments
The Vine: June 6, 2012

It's another one of those "what do I do with him" letters with probably way too much back story.
I've been with my boyfriend for almost 5 years. We started dating a year after I divorced. …

Out With The Crowd: "Even Giants fans felt bad for us"
June 5, 2012 · 10 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Even Giants fans felt bad for us"

With the Dodgers still in the lead at the beginning of June, it seemed like a good time to talk to a Bums fan about Kemp's DL stint, the end of the McCourt era, and …

Red Ops FAQ
June 3, 2012 · No Comment
Red Ops FAQ

Your questions about the Tomato Nation/DonorsChoose.org Spring 2012 Contest, answered. (I hope.) Updated June 3, 1:30 PM.
WHATCHA DOIN'?
Welcome to the Tomato Nation/Donors Choose Spring Contest 2012: Red Ops. Want to donate right now? Click right …

The Vine: June 1, 2012
June 1, 2012 · 17 Comments
The Vine: June 1, 2012

I've written this email and erased it a handful of times for reasons I can't completely explain. Maybe I really don't want to know the answer to the question, or that this show scarred me …

Red Ops Day 10: West Virginia Panhandle
June 1, 2012 · 7 Comments
Red Ops Day 10: West Virginia Panhandle

12:01 AM, Day 11
Another fine performance, friends (echoed by Johan Santana's no-no earlier this evening). About four and a half thousand on the day, which is fantastic, and I know our WV targets appreciate it.
I …