Contributor News: Jonathan Machen's Solo Show at the Museum of Boulder

Contributor News: Jonathan Machen’s Solo Show at the Museum of Boulder

Jonathan Machen, whose painting Unite with Love, Resist with Love capped off 2017 for us, has a solo show opening at the Boulder History Museum on August 16: “Boulder Through the Decades.” Comprising over 40 works in oil, watercolor, pen-and-ink and plein-air pencil and chalk studies, this exhibit is a wide-ranging artistic...
They're here! Presenting "Rivals & Players," our Winter 2019 issue.

They’re here! Presenting “Rivals & Players,” our Winter 2019 issue.

We’re online, live, and free to read on Medium!   Our Winter 2019 issue features lovers, fighters, warriors, war reenactors, ad men, insects, and neighbors. Do we play the game, or does the game play us? What do we get when we spin Fortune’s wheel? Who’s watching, anyway — and when are...
“A Curious Migration”: on human virtue and the precarious survival of the monarch butterfly. An essay by Mary Quade.

“A Curious Migration”: on human virtue and the precarious survival of the monarch butterfly. An essay by Mary Quade.

“A monarch butterfly is a small being, less than the size and weight of a Post-it note. The monarch butterfly phenomenon, however, is enormously heavy….” Monarch butterflies cluster on oyamel Cerro Pelon, Mexico. Photo by the author. This feature is also available, in slightly different format, on Medium. From “Rivals &...
Share This Poem: "Compensation," by C. Wade Bentley. From "Rivals & Players."

Share This Poem: “Compensation,” by C. Wade Bentley. From “Rivals & Players.”

“… they punched clean through cambium laths and drywall bark, leaving the home open to wind now that would chill the eggs….” BROAD STREET presents a broadside from our Winter/Spring 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.” Drag the image to your desktop to blow it up, print, or read–or scroll down to enjoy...
"Ghosts of the Walldogs":  What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves.  An essay by Michael Griffith.

“Ghosts of the Walldogs”: What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves. An essay by Michael Griffith.

” The public square could be a riotous free-for-all for those with businesses, events, or ideas to publicize …” A ghost to be identified below. Ghosts of the Walldogs What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves. From our Winter 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.” By Michael Griffith * These days, when advertisers talk about...
“A Special Spirit”: Angeles Gonzalez reproduces Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work in miniature.

“A Special Spirit”: Angeles Gonzalez reproduces Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work in miniature.

“An artist or creator expresses a feeling through the work…. An artist pleases himself. If the work pleases you too, perfect!” Detail of a finely detailed replica washstand, around five inches high. When we discovered Angeles Gonzalez’s exquisitely detailed miniature furniture, we were immediately hooked. From flamboyant piano to elegantly...
Share This Poem: "We Did It," by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Robert Alter. From Issue 1.1, "Dangerous Territory."

Share This Poem: “We Did It,” by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Robert Alter. From Issue 1.1, “Dangerous Territory.”

“We did it like the wheel-shaped angels and the holy beasts and the divine chariot of the prophets …” To read and print this piece as a broadside, drag the image to your desktop. Or scroll down to read a little more about the poem and then find it in...
"Familial Bodies," on a brother's suicide and a father's scorn. Memoir by A. W. Barnes.

“Familial Bodies,” on a brother’s suicide and a father’s scorn. Memoir by A. W. Barnes.

A father’s harsh words about a gay son’s suicide echo down the decades. A Broad Street online exclusive. “Anyone who lives this way deserves to die this way,” he said, looking directly at me …   One day in October 1993, I met my parents at the Medical Examiner’s office on...
Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

Issue 3.1, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” hits hard …   Our latest issue (super-sized) features great new work by Sherod Santos, Leslie Stainton, Walter Cummins, Sara Talpos, Peter Grandbois, Valley Haggard, Staci Mercado, Mark Wyatt, Diana Smith Bolton, Kathleen de Azevedo, Gunver Hasselbalch, James Prochnik, and many more writers and...
From Our Pages: "The Body, in Parts," by Valley Haggard, with two paintings.

From Our Pages: “The Body, in Parts,” by Valley Haggard, with two paintings.

“Your body is not a thank-you note, my mother wrote to me in a card …” BROAD STREET  presents a feature from our summer 2018 print and iBook issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures”: Writer Valley Haggard catalogues her body, and artists Mary Chiaramonte and Susan Singer capture it in paint. Read on for...
From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

“If a film is working, you’re forgetting about everything else….”   TyRuben Ellingson is responsible for your dreams. As a cinematic visual effects art director and conceptual designer, he creates the monsters and galaxies and eerily beautiful landscapes through which your imagination roams in the flickering light of a movie...
Our Interview with Jeanette Winterson:  "It's Always Some Battle ..."

Our Interview with Jeanette Winterson: “It’s Always Some Battle …”

“I didn’t intend to write a memoir. I was on a personal search for my biological mother, which I hadn’t intended to do either. You know what it’s like, the big things in life you never plan: you micromanage everything, and then the big things come along, and you never...
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Contributor News: Harry Kollatz, Jr., publishes a novel.

Contributor News: Harry Kollatz, Jr., publishes a novel.

Harry Kollatz, Jr., who wrote about our former office’s very own block of Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia, has now published his first novel: Carlisle Montgomery. Carlisle is “six-foot-five, redheaded, pigtailed, gap-and-buck-toothed, nine-fingered, guitar-playing,” and thoroughly beguiling as she launches a musical career in the 1990s, somewhere between grunge and Garth Brooks. She is brought to...
“Reenactors.” A photo essay by Chad Hunt.

“Reenactors.” A photo essay by Chad Hunt.

“The uniforms have changed, but we are still confronting the realities of war and what it means to place yourself within it.” Investigating the modern individual’s connection to warfare, a prominent photojournalist turns his camera on American reenactors of two watershed wars: the American Revolution and World War I. From our Winter/Spring 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.”...
"Another Planet of Its Own," an essay by Katharine Haake: The astral is the personal. From "Rivals & Players."

“Another Planet of Its Own,” an essay by Katharine Haake: The astral is the personal. From “Rivals & Players.”

“ Somewhere in the Universe a molecule shifts, and here on Earth, these telescopes perk up. Oh, oh: who’s there?” The Allen Telescope Array. Wikimedia Commons. – Another Planet of Its Own The astral is the personal. A feature from our Winter/Spring 2019 “Rivals & Players” issue. By Katharine Haake – Dreamscape Not long ago, I hiked...
"Blue Pearl," an essay by Peter Stine from "Rivals & Players."

“Blue Pearl,” an essay by Peter Stine from “Rivals & Players.”

Anatomy of a Chicago Zen sesshin. “Better to just let the mind settle as best it could into a receptive emptiness …” Blue Pearl Peter Stine   In the evening I stood in front of a large, tidy, wood-framed house on the western edge of downtown Chicago. This was the Zen temple where three days of meditation,...
“Seek and Hide Again": an essay on the adult dating years. By Lise Haines.

“Seek and Hide Again”: an essay on the adult dating years. By Lise Haines.

“I telegraphed to the world that I was ready to meet someone …” A feature from our “Rivals & Players” issue, with photographs by the author. Parisian graffiti. Photo by the author. Seek and Hide Again By Lise Haines * A man told me on our first date, over roast chicken and Chardonnay, that he’d grown a beard so...