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Bruce Springsteen

Lost in the 1980s: Springsteen's Tunnel of Love

Craig Werner | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
Craig Werner

From his first album, Springsteen has defied the time period. So why does Tunnel of Love sound like it's stuck in the 80's?

Concert Whereabouts (Mar. 26 - Apr. 1)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 05.26.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

When experiencing a concert conflict, do not give up all hope. If all the stars align, this city provides for multiple shows in one night.

Who's The Sexiest Male Musician Of All Time?

LA Weekly | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Physical appearance actually has little to do with sexiness. Sure, we've all been known to stare at a shirtless dude, but to give us whiplash he needs...

Springsteen, Glenn Beck and Tom Joad

Craig Werner | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Craig Werner

With "Born in the U.S.A." Springsteen is entering into a dialogue with the American public, asking them about Vietnam, "Is this what you want our country to be associated with? Is this really the America we live in? Can we do better?"

Springsteen's Nebraska and the American Dream

Craig Werner | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Springsteen investigates in detail, through his music, the idea of "the American Dream." To be more precise, though, Springsteen looks hard at the idea of socioeconomic mobility often associated with the American Dream.

Bruce, Language, Freedom

Craig Werner | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Bruce Springsteen's music speaks of how to find the real American Dream -- freedom -- within a "runaway" one abounding with war, poverty, mindless media, you name it.

Bruce Springsteen Vs. the Allman Brothers

Craig Werner | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Craig Werner

When I told my friends that I was taking a class on Bruce Springsteen most of them were indifferent, assuming that it was just another one of my tactics to avoid taking "real college courses."

"It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City": A Playlist for Tim Tebow

David Wild | Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports
David Wild

In Tim Tebow, I trust. Indeed, you might even call me a Jew For Tebow. Having been born in New York City myself, I feel it is my honor and duty to possibly welcome Tim to his new home town: New York City resident.

From Green Day to Bruce Springsteen

Craig Werner | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Three months ago I couldn't have told you the difference between Bruce Springsteen and Rick Springfield. If asked back in August what my favorite music was, I would have answered with some version of punk.

Bruce Springsteen and My Uncle Bob

Craig Werner | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Craig Werner

When I think about Bruce, I think about Bob. Please don't cringe -- I promise this isn't a flashback to the first days of Bruce Springsteen and the inescapable comparison to Bob Dylan. Bob is my dad's first cousin.

Bruce Fan Since Birth

Craig Werner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Craig Werner

Being enrolled in a Springsteen class at UW has certainly changed my view on his music and life, the same way you could never read your favorite book after writing a 15 page literary analysis on it

Springsteen in the Classroom

Craig Werner | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, I spend 75 minutes listening to and talking about Bruce Springsteen with twenty 19- and 20-year-old freshmen at the University of Wisconsin.

Dylan and Springsteen: Beyond Angst

Craig Werner | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Like Dylan, Springsteen masterfully channels negativity and despair into a grand series of musical vignettes, demonstrating his mastery of crafting desolation into an opportunity of musical and emotional enlightenment.

Exploring Bruce Springsteen's America

Craig Werner | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Here is the raison d'etre of this blog: call and response. A central element of African American cultural traditions, "call and response" is both a form of democratic pedagogy and a way of tapping into what educational theorists call "multiple intelligences."

The Only Three Women In Bruce Springsteen's Music

Jezebel | Posted 03.16.2012 | Women

As an unabashed Bruce Springsteen fan, I've always loved the nuance he brings to his characters. Though he's sometimes portrayed as a heartland carica...

Pete Seeger -- Forever Young At 92 -- Salutes Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

2012-03-16-Screenshot20120316at2.39.35PM.jpgIt's the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's first album. Time may be relative -- but that's a landmark any way you slice it.

"Land of Hope and Dreams": A Playlist for Bruce Springsteen

David Wild | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Bruce Springsteen doesn't just talk a good game. Here, then, are some of my very favorite songs from the most beloved Boss in America, and perhaps the most authentic and admirable spokesman for our times.

Bruce Springsteen Kicks Adele Off Her Throne

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen's new album, Wrecking Ball, earned the top spot on the Billboard 200 charts this week, surpassing Adele's 21, which spent a staggeri...

An Editor's Transcendant Experience At The Apollo, With The Boss

Spinner | Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment

Whether it was the legendary venue, the excitement of his first show behind his new album, the allure of the celebrity-filled crowd, or the jitters of...

Springsteen Performs At The Apollo

AP | By KILEY ARMSTRONG | Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- The power and the glory were unleashed in the heart of Harlem on Friday night as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took to the stage...

Holler If You Hear Stewart Francke

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit
Doug Bradley

Stewart Francke believes that music, at its finest, should move those of us who hear it to take some sort of action -- to learn more, to right a wrong, or even just to dance and have fun.

Still a Wizard, a True Star: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Tonight Alive's "Starlight" (Exclusive)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"

Bruce Springsteen: Still Rocking As Hard As Ever On New Album, Wrecking Ball

Julie Kocsis | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Julie Kocsis

For fans of Bruce, picking up this new album is a no-brainer. It's classic Bruce rock and roll at its finest.

Review: Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Wrecking Ball stands as Springsteen's best album release in almost thirty years. It's both wrenching and jubilant; looking back and looking forward; steeped in sorrow as well as celebratory and undaunted.

Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball': Singer's Angry New Album Reviewed

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

-- Bruce Springsteen, "Wrecking Ball" (Columbia) Nearly three decades ago, Bruce Springsteen wrote with sadness about a man showing his young son a ...