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Your Sunday Long Reads: Bruce Springsteen, the Phoenix Brothers, and Parker Posey

Max Weinberg and Bruce Springsteen perform at Madison Square Garden
Springsteen. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

It’s Sunday afternoon, or: your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:

We Are Alive” by David Remnick (New Yorker): Checking in with Bruce Springsteen who, at 62, is still as prolific, energetic, and “preposterously fit” as ever. 

Jersey? Sure” by Lizzy Goodman (New York Times Magazine): Speaking of Bruce: Is the Gaslight Anthem the heir to his Jersey throne? 

Phoenixes” by Christopher Glazek (n+1): A rare piece of praise for Casey Affleck’s and Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here, along with a meditation on River Phoenix, Sofia Coppola, Somewhere, fraternal death, mental illness, and Hollywood psychodrama.

Q&A: Parker Posey” by Andy Greenwald (Grantland): The actress talks about her part on Louie and “the fine line between sad and funny.” 

The Bookless Library” by David A. Bell (New Republic): What is the role of a library in a world of e-readers? 

Amy Winehouse: 1983 - 2011” by Jenny Eliscu (Rolling Stone): A chronicle of the “sweet, maternal” singer’s last years. 

For more in-depth weekend readings, visit our friends at Longreads.

Long Reads: Springsteen, the Phoenixes, Posey