A good man is hard to find (and so is a good woman)

Hell’s Half-Acre, a small badland in Wyoming (Note: This is the third post about Bruce Springsteen’s song “Nebraska.” The first post explored the song’s relationship to the case of spree killers Charlie Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate. The second post placed the Starkweather-Fugate story, and thus the song, in the … → read more

Badlands and bad seeds

In a previous post on Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska” (the song, not the album), we saw how The Boss ripped the song from the headlines, chronicling the murder spree, conviction, and pending execution of the killer Charlie Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. But, actually, that’s not quite so. Some … → read more