Study Up on the Boss with New Springsteen Academic Journal

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I am personally and regrettably familiar with the phenomenon of Cultural Studies students being the butt of jokes. The silver lining is that our curricula, bully ammunition though it may be, is really, really fun. Classes on Buffy and Queen B.? Check. Politics of representation in Good TimesYou betcha. Now, unemployable undergrads everywhere can rethink their thesis topics: Bruce Springsteen comes to academia! BOSS (The Biannual Online-Journal for Springsteen Studies), the first academic journal devoted to all things Springsteen, will feature scholarly writings on the Boss himself, expanding the field of “is this actual learning?” academics into new territory. Its first edition is slated to be released in June of this year.

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POLL: Springsteen More Popular in New Jersey Than Governor Christie

springsteen christieA new study shows that The Boss has higher approval ratings in the state of New Jersey than its highest elected official. In the poll, conducted by the state’s Fairleigh Dickinson University, 67 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Bruce Springsteen, while only 46 percent can say the same for Governor Christie. Here’s a more specific breakdown:

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Springsteen to Release Brand New Tracks for Record Store Day

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Hurray for Record Store Day! Get your vinyl fix Tuesday, April 19th at participating record stores throughout the city. On the roster this year are plenty of top-notch re-issues, re-pressings, never-released, extended albums, etc., that, in Record Store Day tradition, will probably sell out before you get your hands on it. You should probably go in with a plan, or at least an idea of what’s drool-worthy this year.

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