Frances Katz

Frances Katz

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Writer, journalist, bookblogger at Ploughshares. Pianist, NYC expat, sometime globetrotter. Specialties include pop culture, books, law,food, film, travel and television. Want to see more? Ask!

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Plougshares

Literary Lessons for Turbulent Times

Literary Lessons for Turbulent Times

pastemagazine.com

Life-Changing Cookbooks: Around My French Table.

I was already on the other side of 30 when I realized I didn’t have a signature dish. Then I got the book that changed everything.

Plougshares

Re-Reading the '80s: NEUROMANCER by William Gibson

Re-Reading the '80s: NEUROMANCER by William Gibson

pastemagazine.com

Buzz and Backlash: A Short History of Pepsi's Bleeding Edge ...

Buzz and Backlash: A Short History of Pepsi's Bleed...

Plougshares

Re-reading the ´80s: The Little Drummer Girl

Navigating through the hairpin twists and turns in le Carré novels is always fun and almost always challenging.

pastemagazine.com

Dine and Date (and Resist!) in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is a perfect place for progressive lovebirds to bond over shared ideals and delicious food

New York Post

Every drink you need for a chic, boozy Oscar party at home

Every drink you need for a chic, boozy Oscar party ...

Plougshares

Re-reading the ´80s: The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club is more than a book about mothers and daughters,

Plougshares

Re-Reading the '80s: Bright Lights, Big City

Re-Reading the '80s: Bright Lights, Big City

Plougshares

Carefully Chosen Words: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Vladimir Nabokov

Carefully Chosen Words: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Vla...

catapult

Is Your TV Turned On? True Stories from the Cable Trenches

"People say a lot of things when they can't watch television."

pastemagazine.com

The 100 Year History of Marshmallow Fluff

"You’d be forgiven for thinking Fluff was developed in a lab by the same NASA scientists who invented Tang, but you’d still be wrong."

Plougshares

Communists and Cassoulet: Julia Child on Dried Herbs, Dull Knives and Joseph McCarthy

Communists and Cassoulet: Julia Child on Dried He...