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My Turn: Intelligent conversations

...that they will be more intelligent when they leave than when they arrive. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of "The Great Gatsby," once said, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the...
'So We Read On?' an enlightening tribute to 'The Great Gatsby'

...ceaselessly into the past.Maureen Corrigan has read "The Great Gatsby," too. Upwards of 50 times, she figures. And she...why some of us keep going back: "After you read 'The Great Gatsby' the first time, you reread it forevermore with the...
The resonance of small moments with Dybek

...Fiction" comes late in "Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories." The book takes its title from a line in "The Great Gatsby": "First he nodded politely, and then his face broke into that radiant and understanding smile, as if we'd...
Zombies, bats and foxes

...most-searched costume names: foxes, thanks to Ylvis' video "The Fox", characters from "Despicable Me" and "The Great Gatsby," and, as always, Batman.) THURSDAYHaunted House at the ProspectorFrom 6-9 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday...
Five Good Reads

...English-language Novels of the 20th Century. It's easily the most readable of any of that list's Top 10, except maybe "The Great Gatsby," and only because that one's so short. "The Witches of Eastwick" by John Updike My wife tells me no one's...
Painting with Music

...the Juneau Symphony will evoke the Tennessee twilight, the sweep of the Midwestern prairie and a jazzy party for the great Gatsby. The theme for the evening is "American Memories" and the program is built around a piece by Samuel Barber. Soprano...
This Day in History

...nation In 1790, President George Washington signed into law the first United States Patent Act. In 1925, the novel "The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published. In 1963, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher sank during...

...organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction."The Great Gatsby" (PG-13) - In 3d and 2d. Synopsis: A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of...
'Book of Mormon' heads up AP's Top 10 theater

...don't come along often.10. "Gatz": This word-for-word theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" may have seemed like it lasted longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage, but it was transformative and rich. The...
An illegal substance sold legally

...the meaning of Tom Buchanan's insight, but Fitzgerald knew his contemporaries would understand. In 1925, when "The Great Gatsby" was published, the meaning of "drugstores" was as clear as gin: Those were the places you went to get medically...


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