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Writer Pagan Kennedy.

Writer for the Village Voice and The Nation Pagan Kennedy. Kennedy ("Pagan" is not her real first name) has staked out a niche for herself as a "1970's survivor and devotee." Kennedy has written an investigation of that decade, seen through its artifacts and social upheaval, "Platforms: A Microwaved Cultural Chronicle of the 1970's" (St. Martins). In the 70's she says, "we inherited this idea of recycling culture. I wanted to write a nostalgia book about the period when nostalgia began as an industry and everything became like an image of itself..."Sha-Na-Na," "Happy Days," "American Graffiti." Kennedy's new book of fiction is "Stripping & Other Stories" (Serpent's Tail Press).

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Other segments from the episode on May 4, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 4, 1994: Interview with Billy Joe Shaver; Review of Louis Begley's novel "As Max Saw It"; Interview with Pagan Kennedy; Review of Cyrus Chestnut's album "Revelation."

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