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Lust For Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth
February 8, 2014 – 8:37 AM | 10 Comments
<em>Lust For Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth</em>

The curtain fell on Romeo with a sprained thumb, a good deal of hair on his sleeve, Juliet in rags and two white shoes lying in the corner of the stage! — Kate Reignolds, Booth's …

Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: You Don't Know Jack
January 14, 2014 – 12:00 PM | 3 Comments
Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: You Don't Know Jack

But you might want to, FINALLY.

Around the Tomatoverse: Rocha, Rayna, Ari Gold, and dancing nuts
February 12, 2013 – 4:49 PM | 3 Comments
Around the Tomatoverse: Rocha, Rayna, Ari Gold, and dancing nuts

Above, Coco Rocha schools Buzzfeed on the perfect photobomb. Hee.
On The Blotter, The Amazing Soriano solved the category-spacing ish. Thanks, friend.
On Yahoo!, I recapped The Carrie Diaries, Girls (ugh), and love in an elevator on Nashville; interviewed Coco Rocha about …

Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Carrie, commercials, Kingles
January 31, 2013 – 10:49 AM | 8 Comments
Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Carrie, commercials, Kingles

On The Blotter, I talked about the ambiguity of Zodiac's ending with Matt Zoller Seitz and Mike D'Angelo, and reviewed an excellent Jack the Ripper book. (Coming soon: a "compleat Betty Broderick" line-up from me and …

Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Oprah, Rayna, and Ralph
January 18, 2013 – 6:33 PM | 3 Comments
Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Oprah, Rayna, and Ralph

On Yahoo!, I broke down Night One of the Lance/Oprah interview (twice); recapped Nashville, The Carrie Diaries, Revenge, and Girls; and talked about Oprah some more.
On Revolting Snacks, Dr. Glark filed a report from L.A. on some …

The Vine: January 1, 2013
January 1, 2013 – 1:43 PM | 94 Comments
The Vine: January 1, 2013

Dear Nation,
Happy New Year! And welcome to your resolutions open thread: share/gut-check your resolutions; get/give support for everything from new workouts to budgeting to cookie recipes; second-guess your break-ups with Diet Coke and post-10-PM chocolate.
I'll …

Small Sacrifices: Inappropriation
December 26, 2012 – 1:00 PM | 5 Comments
<I>Small Sacrifices</I>: Inappropriation

The crime
Diane Downs, a postal worker, claimed a burly stranger had carjacked her and her three children, shooting one fatally and leaving the other two permanently impaired. At least she didn't blame an African-American male…but …

Blood and Honor: Listening to the Crow
December 17, 2012 – 12:42 PM | 15 Comments
<I>Blood and Honor</I>: Listening to the Crow

"Bruno was the consummate racketeer. Scarfo, on the other hand, was a gangster."
The crime
It's about the self-destruction the Philly mob, so: pick your felony. But implied also is a metaphorical crime, an affront to the …

The Imposter: The past isn't past
November 30, 2012 – 4:40 PM | 5 Comments
<em>The Imposter</em>: The past isn't past

Though [Bourdin] emphasized his cunning, he acknowledged what any con man knows but rarely admits: it is not that hard to fool people. People have basic expectations of others' behavior and are rarely on guard …

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 …