The Year in Review: “Unite with Love, Resist with Love,” and the evolution of a politically motivated painting. By Jonathan Machen.

The Year in Review: “Unite with Love, Resist with Love,” and the evolution of a politically motivated painting. By Jonathan Machen.

“Unite with Love is this man’s message to the political and religious conservatives of our time who deny women’s rights. It asserts that science is real and that all humans matter — all bodies matter, however they choose to live.”   Editors’ Note: Unite with Love, Resist with Love is a love letter...
Holiday Reading:  "Dancing in Their Heads," on The Nutcracker and the production of girlhood. By Gregory Weatherford.

Holiday Reading: “Dancing in Their Heads,” on The Nutcracker and the production of girlhood. By Gregory Weatherford.

Chances are that the next weeks will bring a bit of Nutcracker into your life.  We offer some perspective with Gregory Weatherford’s article about a troupe of ballerinas on the cusp of womanhood, competing for roles in the famous ballet about the hard-jawed hero. By Greg Weatherford. Most of the ballerinas are...
Share This Poem: "I Heard the Voices," by Mark Burke.

Share This Poem: “I Heard the Voices,” by Mark Burke.

“Draw the curtains but leave the window open; let the fingers in the breeze slide across your back…” Gray days demand a lyric, and Mark Burke has written a beautiful one about love and the break of dawn. Print out the broadside here, or enjoy “I Heard the Voices” in...
From Our Pages: "Dale Flynn's Blood," memoir by D. J. Lee.

From Our Pages: “Dale Flynn’s Blood,” memoir by D. J. Lee.

Trouble next door. “I pushed away and we stood in the soft wet dirt of the shoulder, staring at one another. Suddenly, he lunged forward …”   D. J. Lee’s searing memoir of bullying, aspiration, and teenaged hormones appeared in BROAD STREET’s “Bedeviled” issue in winter/spring 2015. It has been praised for...
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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Breaking News: Deborah Jiang-Stein honored at L'Oréal's "Women of Worth" event.

Breaking News: Deborah Jiang-Stein honored at L’Oréal’s “Women of Worth” event.

BROAD STREET congratulates–and celebrates–Deborah Jiang-Stein and her unPrison Project, a nonprofit championing causes related to women’s incarceration and helping them develop skills they’ll need upon release. Other organizations are paying attention too: Deborah just finished a round of lectures and other events at L’Oréal’s “Women of Worth” program in New York, where Arianna Huffington introduced her...
From Our Pages: "Prix Fixe--the table next to yours," by Thomas E. Kennedy.

From Our Pages: “Prix Fixe–the table next to yours,” by Thomas E. Kennedy.

Strangers share Christmas dinner in a Copenhagen restaurant. “You hope you don’t look too much like a lonely old guy … There are good astri over this night, and the ruby is the most powerful gem in the universe.”   Thomas E. Kennedy is an American expat who has lived in Copenhagen for more than thirty...
Online Exclusive: “School of Hope and Glory: Britain’s Imperial Mission and How One Public-School Lad Failed It.” By David H. Mould.

Online Exclusive: “School of Hope and Glory: Britain’s Imperial Mission and How One Public-School Lad Failed It.” By David H. Mould.

“At Caterham, the main instrument of social control was fear…” BROAD STREET takes a peek into 1960s public-school life, British style, courtesy of David H. Mould and an earworm of “Pomp and Circumstance.”  So-called public schools were incubators for bullies, and they were supposed to teach boys how to become men. This Online Exclusive is lavishly illustrated...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Julie Anderson.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Julie Anderson.

“Good writing is honest writing, but honesty is hard to come by.”   Julie Anderson contributed the essay (a combination of memoir and reportage) “It Cannot Be Conceived: American Idealists in Two Chinese Revolutions, Cultural and capitalist” to our “Maps & Legends” issue. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Writers on the Job,...
From Our Pages: "'It Cannot Be Conceived': American idealists in two Chinese revolutions, Cultural and capitalist." By Julie Anderson.

From Our Pages: “‘It Cannot Be Conceived’: American idealists in two Chinese revolutions, Cultural and capitalist.” By Julie Anderson.

As the U.S.’s 45th president prepares to visit China, we at BROAD STREET present a feature from our “Maps & Legends” issue–all about American idealists in China and what they found there. Culture, Communism, capitalism, espionage … Julie Anderson, who lived in Beijing in the early 1990s, untangles Sino-American relations in Pushcart-nominated essay from our “Maps...