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Studio 360 - Episode 845 - The Great Gatsby - Segment 4

A Love Note to St. Paul Novelist Patricia Hampl recalls Fitzgerald's notorious, black-sheep reputation in their shared home town, St. Paul. She thinks the critics underestimated him: when it comes to modern life, other novelists -- even Hemingway ?- were ?slow on the uptake.?

Studio 360 - Episode 845 - The Great Gatsby - Segment 5

Gatsby in the Burbs It may be the first great novel set in a suburb. Andrew Lauren, son of designer Ralph, explains why he wrote a movie about a hip-hop Gatsby in real-life East Hampton. Scholar Ruth Prigozy drives us out to Great Neck, the model for Fitzgerald's ?West Egg,? to see the view of the bay. We get lost on the way.

Studio 360 - Episode 845 - The Great Gatsby - Segment 6

Gatsby Gets Schooled Students in Garth Wolkoff's English class in Brooklyn admire Gatsby, and find Daisy suspiciously ?chillax.? Azar Nafisi, who taught the book in Tehran, recounts the time her university students put the book on trial. The decadent capitalist Jay Gatsby, she says, should be a warning for radical Islamists.

Studio 360 - Episode 844 - Charlie Brown & Berlin - Segment 1

You're a Complicated Man, Charlie Brown At its peak, over 350 million people around the world read "Peanuts" every day. Its creator, Charles Schulz, led a much darker life than anyone realized, and he put his troubles into the funny pages. Kurt talks with biographer David Michaelis about how America's most beloved comic strip made "depressed" a household word.

Aha Moment: Peanuts in Panama

Victoria de Puy and her daughter Geraldine read "Peanuts" in Panama City, and the comic strip taught them about the United States ?- but were there really so many leaves to rake?

Studio 360 - Episode 844 - Charlie Brown & Berlin - Segment 3

Sadiq in Berlin Just like Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Gertrude Stein holed up in postwar Paris, Berlin has become the place to be for creative internationals in the years since the Wall fell. Sadiq Bey is a poet and musician from Detroit who moved to Berlin when he was 53 years old.

Studio 360 - Episode 844 - Charlie Brown & Berlin - Segment 6

What is Stephen Harper Reading? Yann Martel is the author of the bestselling novel Life of Pi. Stephen Harper is the Prime Minister of Canada. For the last six months, Martel has been sending works of literature to Harper, one every two weeks. Kurt called Martel to ask him about it.

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