Gaga for Gatsby!



2013 has been a great year for The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel is a hot topic these days, thanks to Baz Luhrmann’s big screen blockbuster. Closer to home, the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library featured The Great Gatsby as their 2013 The Big Read book.

Looking for more ways to get your Gatsby fix this weekend, old sport?  Here are some thought-provoking and fun options:

American Icons: The Great Gatsby

This one-hour Studio 360 podcast explores why The Great Gatsby is the “great American story of our age” and features interviews with Jonathan Franzen, Patricia Hampl, and Azar Nafisi. Funding for the podcast was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gatsby Meets Nintendo

“The Great Gatsby for NES” lets you navigate Gatsby’s party, dodging waiters and collecting martini glasses for points. It’s the computer video game that gives digital humanities a whole new meaning.