Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
Call it Made in Philadelphia.
Show Me a Hero. Paul Haggis, William F. Zorzi, and David Simon's six-part drama about a 1980s desegregation and housing battle in Yonkers, N.Y., not only features Winona Ryder, Bob Balaban, and Catherine Keener in supporting roles alongside the great Oscar Isaac; it's also full of well-chosen Bruce Springsteen songs, starting with the rescued-from-obscurity "Gave It a Name," which played as a full-length scene-setter in the debut episode. Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.