Ballads of the Mountain Meadow Massacre

In September of 1857, in a meadow about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, a group of Mormon militiamen murdered 120 people. The victims were members of the Baker-Fancher wagon train, making their way from Arkansas to California. All adults in the emigrant party were massacred, along with 37 … → read more

Fingerprints on your imagination – American Skin, pt. 2

We decided to extend the discussion of Bruce Springsteen‘s “American Skin (41 Shots)” into two weeks. As a coincidence, we launch this post on The Boss’s 64th birthday–a celebration, of sorts, of his extraordinary body of work, developing many of the themes we discuss here week to week. Introduction I … → read more