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Louis P. Masur

Louis P. Masur chairs the American Studies program at Trinity College (CT) and is the author of Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen


Features

Wednesday, March 7 2012

Bruce Springsteen Tries to Discover How We Can Survive These Hard Times

Wake up. An alarm is sounding. A siren. A pulsing guitar fixes our attention and Bruce Springsteen propels us on a journey -- musical, lyrical, spiritual, confrontational -- to discover how we can survive these hard times, these dying times.


Sunday, September 20 2009

Bruce Springsteen: Still Going Strong at Age 60

The key to his success is that Springsteen believes in what he does, but doesn’t try to live inside the rock ‘n’ roll fantasy that glorifies wealth, fame, and superstardom.


Reviews

Tuesday, August 4 2009

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll by Elijah Wald

If the world is divided into those who see forests and those who see trees, Wald is in love with every branch of the ramifying bush that is popular music.


Sunday, July 12 2009

Protest Singer & To Everything There is a Season

Two recent books survey Seeger’s journey and grapple with the musician’s political and musical ideology.


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