In Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Wrecking Ball, the prolific American folk-rock musician and singer/songwriter pays homage to a country led astray; evoking sentiments of true-yet-forgotten American sentiments that for many communities hits close to home.
Joined by co-host Robin Quivers, Howard Stern makes some truthful, blunt points concerning the social demonization faced by gay teens and adults alike while justifiably blasting the bigotry coming out of the Republican party and religious groups across the country.
As a true visionary far ahead of his time having lived through some of the most culturally-turbulent decades in modern American history, John Lennon – technically a “foreigner” – displayed true Americanism that surely resonates with today’s instances of social uprising in the streets of every major city across the country.
America’s obsession with dumb dictates our means of entertainment; what we watch, read and in turn believe is indicative of who we are as a modern culture.
Bob Dylan’s place among the roster of ground-breaking, influential artists is without debate. As he greets his 70th birthday, we fans are left to contemplate the fact that music – real music – is sadly fading from our ears.
While Glee may in fact flash images of drunken, scantily-clad teen sex and slams against Sarah Palin, why should it be subjected to an onslaught of conservative criticism while other shows are not, simply because its subject matter dabbles in “gayness?”
With so much hoopla over ratings, is the Fox News network really doing a service to the American people? Or is it perhaps benefiting from our own shortcomings when it comes to historical knowledge and political apathy?
The past few months have been a wildly frustrating assault on the capabilities of Americans to come to terms with the state of the country as a whole from within, as well as in the eyes of the world. And after so many months, after years of disbelief, what I saw and experienced last night was something I was not ready for.