Frances Katz

Frances Katz

I'm a journalist.

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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Literary Lessons for Turbulent Times

Literary Lessons for Turbulent Times

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Carefully Chosen Words: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

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

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The Two Holly Golightlys

It's a nice story, it's just not Capote's story.

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Island Time with The Durrells

Island Time with The Durrells

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Books and Cleverness: Hermione Granger and the Glass Ceiling

Books and Cleverness: Hermione Granger and the Glas...

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The Bitter Southerner's New Song of the South

“Sometimes you just gotta show people,” writes Chuck Reese, founder and editor of The Bitter Southerner, an online magazine of writing, photography and music from and about the South. Reese, like many natives, grew tired of the clichés about the South as a region of kinda dull, kinda ignorant yahoos. He says it made him bitter and out of that bitterness an idea was born.

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Whit Stillman and Jane Austen: Together Again for the First Time

Everybody from P.D. James to your best friend’s sister seems to be writing Jane Austen fan fiction but the only fanfic I’m really excited about right now is Whit Stillman’s reimagining of Lady Susan, an early epistolary novella.