Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Gospel According to Bruce

I have to admit…I went into last night’s Springsteen show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia with mild reservation. For one, I haven’t really connected with Bruce’s album Wrecking Ball, though I always appreciate – in general – his … Continue reading

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The Boss Loves Women (and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise)

In a recent article titled “The Only Three Women in Bruce Springsteen’s Music,” writer Rebecca Bohanan critiques the role that female characters have played in Bruce Springsteen’s music. She ends her article stating: …Springsteen’s American Dream is still about a … Continue reading

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The Myth of Success

One of my favorite sports movies of all time is Major League. Not only is it hilarious (Bob Uecker at his finest; Charlie Sheen pre-Tiger Blood), but it’s one of those feel-good, rags-to-riches stories that’s as American as baseball itself. … Continue reading

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