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Goin' All The Way, Day 6: Pose for photos
May 20, 2013 – 7:55 AM | 3 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 6: Pose for photos

Welcome back, generous Nation. You kept busy over the weekend! (One of you in particular. Get it, E.) More than 20K donated, more than 15K students reached — and 144 projects completed! You'll hit that 50K prom finish line …

Film Fiber: Frenzy brings it all back home (and shouldn't)
February 2, 2013 – 12:02 PM | 15 Comments
Film Fiber: <I>Frenzy</I> brings it all back home (and shouldn't)

(or, "Hitchcock Completism Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be")
Frenzy is adequate. It's not great; it's not quite good, even. Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film is miles better than the stillbirth that preceded it in his …

A Tale of Two Menendezes
November 12, 2012 – 10:45 PM | 12 Comments
A Tale of Two Menendezes

Two TV movies about the Menendez case came out within five weeks of each other in 1994: Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders, and Menendez: A Killing in Beverly …

Out With The Crowd: "The AL East is weird this year"
July 28, 2012 – 11:40 AM | 7 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "The AL East is weird this year"

OWTC celebrates the upcoming trade deadline by talking Yankees baseball with my old friend and lifelong Bombers fan Tim (he's popped up on TN before as "Omega"). We talked about run differentials, reversions to mean, …

Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: Word Processaurus
July 17, 2012 – 12:22 PM | 28 Comments
Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: Word Processaurus

I laughed for five minutes at the word processor, which is dated even by the contemporary standards — well, "standards" — of the scene. Dylan's aggro-floof of hair? Nineties. Pajama top worn as unisex/"who cares …

ATP Hotness and Cream: Wimbledon 2012
July 2, 2012 – 8:28 AM | 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, …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Tex
March 26, 2012 – 8:06 AM | 23 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Tex</I>

The Movie: Tex
The Crush Object: Jim Metzler
The Story: Tex McCormick (Matt Dillon, rocking the standard-issue lank-haired butt-cut of the era) is having the customary operatic S.E.-Hinton-verse adolescence: his mother died of pneumonia when he was …

TV Question Qorner: Midseason Report Card A-B
October 24, 2011 – 1:40 PM | 9 Comments
TV Question Qorner: Midseason Report Card A-B

ANTM: All-Stars. I had tagged out of the show a few cycles ago because I couldn't take Tyra's unleavened self-aggrandizement. It's still egregious, but because the girls have gone through the process before, she can't …

Rays of Light: 2011 Division Series Open Thread
October 1, 2011 – 2:10 PM | 41 Comments
Rays of Light: 2011 Division Series Open Thread

It's the moooooost wonderful tiiiiiiime of the…you know, I think I make that joke vis-a-vis baseball when pitchers and catchers report, too. And on Opening Day. Well, the hell with it. It's true.
Welcome to your …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 1: Brooklyn NY to Akron OH
July 26, 2011 – 8:45 AM | 17 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 1: Brooklyn NY to Akron OH

It took an hour just to get out of the state of New York. Not far into Pennsylvania, I ran into the drenching rain we'd waited on for days back home. Visibility dropped to 20 …