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TN Read-Along #16: Jesus Freaks
October 11, 2012 – 9:30 AM | 7 Comments
TN Read-Along #16: <I>Jesus Freaks</I>

Update, 11 October, 3 PM: We'll be at the Sackett, unsurprisingly located at 661 Sackett St. between 4th and 5th Aves., Brooklyn. It's the shortest of hops from the outbound R train, or take anything …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #16, Special Blotter Edition: Poll
September 24, 2012 – 11:26 PM | 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 …

The Vine: September 19, 2012
September 19, 2012 – 3:19 PM | 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 …

Suffering Succotash: Live Chat
July 26, 2012 – 12:01 PM | 15 Comments
<I>Suffering Succotash</I>: Live Chat

Quiz Suffering Succotash author Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic about raisins, tomatoes, and pudding skin TONIGHT! Live chat 8:30 PM ET, Thursday July 26!
The chat window should appear below; it will update to "live" at 8:30 PM ET …

TN Read-Along #15: Suffering Succotash
July 25, 2012 – 5:09 AM | 88 Comments
TN Read-Along #15: <I>Suffering Succotash</I>

"What do you mean raisins 'don't totally suck,' Jacques?"
Just a reminder that this is a couple weeks away! The freebies have gone out, so if you still need a copy, try one of the links …

TN Read-Along #14: The Great Influenza Discussion Thread
March 20, 2012 – 2:37 AM | 18 Comments
TN Read-Along #14: <I>The Great Influenza</I> Discussion Thread

Institutions are a strange mix of the mass and the individual. They abstract. They behave according to a set of rules that substitute both for individual judgments and for the emotional responses that occur whenever …

TN Read-Along #14: The Great Influenza
February 27, 2012 – 4:08 PM | 14 Comments
TN Read-Along #14: <I>The Great Influenza</I>

(cue "I don't see what's so great about it" jokes)
Hey, remember everything that ISN'T the Oscars Death Race? Me neither! Awesome! …I'm so sorry about the protracted service interruption, guys. I've missed you, and all …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #14: Poll
January 19, 2012 – 5:49 PM | 14 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #14: Poll

Plagues and Bible-thumpers hang on from our last poll, plus the Fug Girls, VJs, and a brick of a book about Nixon and Carter. Pick us out a good one!

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 …

TN Read-Along #13: Inside Scientology
November 17, 2011 – 8:16 AM | 10 Comments
TN Read-Along #13: <I>Inside Scientology</I>

On this episode of the Tomato Nation Read-Along: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, by Janet Reitman. It's available in print and Kindle formats, as well as on audio, which is how …