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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!

The Vine: September 26, 2012
September 26, 2012 · 8 Comments
The Vine: September 26, 2012

I have suddenly found myself in a situation that requires some objectivity from helpful outsiders. I live in a smallish town and, regardless of the city's size, the lesbian community is always small and too …

The Nause-AA: Final Showdown
September 25, 2012 · 23 Comments
The Nause-AA: Final Showdown

Today's write-ups by both of us, as marked. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
One last time: vote for the …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #16, Special Blotter Edition: Poll
September 24, 2012 · 10 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #16, Special Blotter Edition: Poll

By request of a few readers, an all-crime selection of potential Read-Along books. I tried to give you a good range of crimes — arsons, assassinations, Mafiosi, paper-hangers — but as you may or may …

X-Files Rewatch: Season 3
September 23, 2012 · 9 Comments
<I>X-Files</I> Rewatch: Season 3

So, I started rewatching The X-Files from the beginning — or, really, "watching it," because during the series' run, I came in late and only watched casually. It holds up pretty well almost 20 years later, despite …

The Vine: September 21, 2012
September 21, 2012 · 21 Comments
The Vine: September 21, 2012

I've been desperately trying to come up with the name of this animated short I saw a while back. I was convinced — CONVINCED — it was Pixar, but after browsing the Pixar shorts wikipedia …

The Nause-AA: Final Foarrff
September 19, 2012 · 29 Comments
The Nause-AA: Final Foarrff

Today's write-ups by both of us, as marked. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
You've probably got it knocked by …

The Vine: September 19, 2012
September 19, 2012 · 4 Comments
The Vine: September 19, 2012

A friend and I have been batting around the idea of starting a blog together, as a way to keep in touch, bounce ideas off of each other, in essence have the conversations that we …

A Word From Our Sponsors: Adidas
September 14, 2012 · Comments Off on A Word From Our Sponsors: Adidas
A Word From Our Sponsors: Adidas

Need new kicks? Great timing! The end-of-season sale at Adidas is on: up to 40% off, and free shipping! (My advice: shop the men's section for the Gazelles and shell-toes and the sweet hightop action.) …

The Vine: September 14, 2012
September 14, 2012 · 8 Comments
The Vine: September 14, 2012

I'm trying to find a book I read in the mid to late '80s. When I Google what I remember, I usually get to the Madeleine L'Engle Wrinkle in Time books, which sound like they …

The Nause-AA: Elite Hate
September 13, 2012 · 37 Comments
The Nause-AA: Elite Hate

Today's write-ups by both of us, as marked. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
You've probably got it knocked by …