This just in: “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” to open at Israel’s Negev Museum of Art in spring 2016

This just in!  Graphic Details will open at the Negev Museum of Art in Israel in spring 2016.  The show, which I co-curated, recently ended a terrific run at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus, OH.   Graphic Details has thrilled audiences in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Washington, DC, Miami Beach, Portland, and London, UK.  It was inspired by a story I wrote for the Forward, America’s national Jewish newspaper. The Forward is sponsoring Graphic Details. 

September 24, 2015 at 3:00 am Leave a comment

Graphic Details book wins Eisner Award!


This just in:  Graphic Details:  Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews has won an Eisner Award, the comics equivalent of an Oscar!  Published by McFarland, the book’s based on the exhibit I co-curated.

I contributed a bunch of essays on some of the amazing artists in the show, including Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Sarah Lazarovic, and Laurie Sandell.

Congratulations to my co-curator, Sarah Lightman, who edited the book, and to all of our contributors.

September 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

Weekly Dish in the Forward


I’m a contributing editor at the Forward, the world’s leading Jewish news organization, where I write the Weekly Dish food column.  See the latest here.

September 21, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dining reviews in the NY Daily News

For three years, I was a dining critic and features writer for the NY Daily News.  My final review, The Thirsty Koala, ran on October 5, 2015.  I still contribute food and travel features to the News.   See all reviews here.

August 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

“Pastrami Ice Cream, Anyone?”,, September 25 2015








“Of all the wacky, brilliant flavors Natasha Case and Freye Estreller have unleashed on the world since launching Coolhaus in 2008, its new Jewish-deli lineup may have struck the loudest chord.”  More

August 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

“Six Airport Shops That Will Make You Hope for a Flight Delay”,, September 24 2015

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“Airports have finally realized they’ve got a captive audience of hungry travelers with money to spend and time to kill. And they’re upping their game as a result, with food and shopping as good as you’ll find at any downtown hotspot.”  More

August 15, 2015 at 5:03 am Leave a comment

“Hot Spot: Sweet Avenue Bake Shop”, Vegetarian Times, October 2014










“Though their luscious cupcakes are vegan, owners Jake and Danielle Vance make them defiantly decadent.”  More

August 14, 2015 at 5:06 am Leave a comment

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