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Today, we look at the latest in pop culture from Tracy Morgan’s latest contribution to the Department of Bad Behavior, to the Artist Formerly Known as Sean Combs, Puff, Puffy, Puff Daddy, P-Diddy, Diddy, and King Combs now unveiling his new name. We’re joined by our pop culture analysts Thomas Connolly, Professor in the Department of English at Suffolk University and Rachel Rubin, Chair of the Department of American Studies at UMass Boston.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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