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The Vine: August 6, 2014
August 6, 2014 – 5:32 PM | 42 Comments
The Vine: August 6, 2014

I could use some honest feedback from you and the Nation regarding online dating. Lots of my friends have encouraged me to try it, but none have any firsthand experience to talk about how to …

(At Least) Eight Questions About Silver Linings Playbook
February 18, 2013 – 4:25 PM | 42 Comments
(At Least) Eight Questions About <I>Silver Linings Playbook</I>

Silver Linings Playbook is supposedly a story about two "crazy" people — Pat (Bradley Cooper), recently released from a correctional psych facility after beating his wife's lover severely; and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), whose guilty grief …

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 …

Out With The Crowd: "Look, it's hard to count to three, okay?"
June 21, 2012 – 10:04 AM | 11 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 …

Out With The Crowd: "Pure joy. Gone forever."
May 5, 2012 – 10:13 AM | 6 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Pure joy. Gone forever."

Welcome back to Out With The Crowd, and our first foray into the National League. Joining us is TN reader and Colorado fan Leigh Bingham; we discussed Jimenez v. Tulo, pantsless mascots, porous defense, and …

27/31: Jane Eyre and the art of getting to the point
December 28, 2011 – 12:01 AM | 19 Comments
27/31: <I>Jane Eyre</I> and the art of getting to the point

Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre is gorgeous — and savvy. Fukunaga and adapter Moira Buffini understand what everyone's come for, which is what everyone's come for since the nineteenth century: a woman who is …

TN Read-Along #13: Inside Scientology Discussion Thread
December 18, 2011 – 12:15 PM | 59 Comments
TN Read-Along #13: <I>Inside Scientology</I> Discussion Thread

William Poundstone is pretty good with a low-pH zinger. In Bigger Secrets, a book I've reread a hundred times thanks primarily to Poundstone's "…seriously?" prose, he gives this account of Scientology's handling of Hubbard's death:
Finally …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #13: Poll
November 8, 2011 – 10:29 AM | 17 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #13: Poll

It's that time again, boys and girls. We've got two books about religion from the last poll, plus a bunch of other goodies to choose from; celebrate Election Day by voting for our next book!

Return of the Street Fighter: Electric Chiba-loo
April 4, 2011 – 3:15 PM | No Comment
<I>Return of the Street Fighter</I>: Electric Chiba-loo

Before I get to the review proper, a quick explanation of why, after my recent dreadful trip to the Republic of Chibastan, I watched yet another Sonny Chiba movieā€¦
I have a handful of weird compulsions …

DVR Break-Up: The Real Housewives of New Jersey
August 24, 2010 – 2:54 PM | 7 Comments
DVR Break-Up: <I>The Real Housewives of New Jersey</I>

I should have dumped RHoNJ when Dina Manzo did. Dina's stated reasons had the whiff of bullshit — "I thought it would be a cute, funny look at our family," or whatever she said at …