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!

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 Girls 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 …

The Vine: June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012 · 26 Comments
The Vine: June 15, 2012

I'm a guy in my late 30s. I've had a moustache and/or beard almost since I was able to grow one. It's not a huge beard, about an inch wide, and follows the jaw line, with …

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 …