John Plotz

John Plotz’s first children’s book, Time and the Tapestry, is due out from Bunker Hill Publishing in April 2014. He recently began work on The Recalcitrants, a book about irritable, unfashionable, prescient and largely forgotten writers unhappily trapped inside “the American century.”

Doublex
Nov. 18 2013 2:13 PMLessing Is MoreLessing was right to deny that The Golden Notebook was a feminist masterpiece.
Sports Nut
Dec. 27 2012 4:51 PMAn NFL Penalty BoxMake NFL teams play a man down after dirty hits.
The XX Factor
May 8 2012 11:33 AMAn appreciation of Maurice Sendak
Books
Feb. 1 2013 11:12 PMZounds, Milady!At the Renaissance Faire, all the world’s a stage.
Brow Beat
June 6 2012 4:47 PMDid Ray Bradbury Even Write Science Fiction? If Not, What Was It?
Culturebox
Nov. 17 2011 10:32 AMThis Book Is 119 Years OverdueThe wondrous database that reveals what Americans checked out of the library a century ago.

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Medical Examiner

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The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

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  Business
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  Life
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  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
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  Arts
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  Technology
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  Health & Science
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  Sports
Sports Nut
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