Let's all chip in and bid on handwritten lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run"

Bruce Springsteen is no stranger to auctions. Just a few years ago, he was busy auctioning off his mom’s homemade lasagna to raise money for the Stand Up For Heroes charity event, because that’s what you do when you’re the Boss. Hell, just last night he appeared at the opening of a bowling alley, simply because it’s…

Our 20 favorite books of 2016

When things get hard, you can always retreat into a good book. For all the drawbacks of 2016, the year produced some wonderful books to lose ourselves in, from extraordinary memoirs to autobiographies seeking deeper truths about the nature of fame to fantasy worlds that hold us enthralled. In no particular order, The…

America’s cool uncle Bruce Springsteen signs kid’s school-absence note

Being America’s cool uncle isn’t easy. You’ve got roughly 320 million people wistfully looking at you, thinking, “God, if only mom and dad could loosen up a bit, this place wouldn’t be such a damn mess,” and then texting to ask if you can pick them up this weekend to go see a movie. Meanwhile, you’ve got much better…

Bruce Springsteen has been traveling down “Thunder Road” for 41 years

Since 1975, there has been at least one thing on which people can rely: Somewhere in the world, Bruce Springsteen is probably singing “Thunder Road” to an audience who knows all the words. The poignant, bittersweet composition, first appearing as the introductory track on the landmark Born To Run LP, has been a part…