Tag Archives: criticism

Born in the U.S.A., one of the most sophisticated anti-war songs, turns 30 this year

Bruce Springsteen

Sunset Hearts leader and mastermind Casey McCurry weighs in on Born in the U.S.A. on the iconic Springsteen song’s 30th anniversary.   “Born in the U.S.A.” turns 30 this year. It’s got to be the one of the most sophisticated anti-war songs. I know the arrangement is cheesy for some, but take the time to […]

A Millennial Declaration of Independence: It’s not me, it’s you

little-mermaid

Feeling abandoned by political parties—and the two party system as we presently know it—young people largely lean independent (as do an increasing number of Americans). Desperate in the face of dwindling affiliation, some party activists’ method of appealing to us is by way of ridicule and hurling blame. This morning I was reminded of why […]

On Liza Long’s “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Hanna Rosin’s critique, child privacy, and the one-sided nature of “going viral”

On one hand, I appreciated the testimony of Liza Long’s “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” as it was great to see people strongly consider the ways our society addresses mental illness. I occasionally “liked” the link when I saw it posted, but I waited to post it myself because something about the piece irked me. […]