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...
Share This Poem: "Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature," by Joshua Poteat.

Share This Poem: “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” by Joshua Poteat.

“Faint-not: I will take the dark part of your heart into my heart…” Joshua Poteat’s somber dictionary, “Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature,” first appeared in our “Bedeviled” issue in fall 2015. Click on the broadside below to print a copy for yourself, or scroll down to read the full text without...
Online Exclusive: Celebrating the Poetry of Marylen Grigas.

Online Exclusive: Celebrating the Poetry of Marylen Grigas.

We at BROAD STREET were honored to publish some of the last work by beloved poet Marylen Grigas, who died in February 2017. Each one was illustrated by her niece, Riley McAlpine-Berthold, with whom Marylen had a remarkable collaborative relationship. We invite you to read about her struggles with cancer, the ironic...
From Our Pages:  "Chastity Belt Included," a memoir by Ramsey Hootman

From Our Pages: “Chastity Belt Included,” a memoir by Ramsey Hootman

BROAD STREET presents the amazing true tale of a young woman who guarded her virginity “for religious reasons,” only to find herself completely flummoxed on her wedding night.  It was not a matter of technique, nor of sympathy on her husband’s part … Mother Nature had already put a mysterious,...
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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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...
Images of the Secret Self: Chad Hunt’s Halloween Portraits.

Images of the Secret Self: Chad Hunt’s Halloween Portraits.

In which a world-famous photojournalist turns his lens on the neighborhood children as they live their dreams on one magical night ….     Chad Hunt is one of BROAD STREET’s favorite people, as anyone who has picked up a copy of the magazine can tell. He’s a prizewinning photo journalist whose work has run...
From Our Pages: "The River My Father Promised, a quest through fifty countries." By Bea Chang.

From Our Pages: “The River My Father Promised, a quest through fifty countries.” By Bea Chang.

  “I came home and I left, again and again, each time reminded of the sadness and disappointment of my own upbringing, the terrible lack of stories.”   For Bea Chang, who contributed the memoir “The River My Father Promised” to our “Maps & Legends” print issue, life is — literally — a journey. At the time she wrote...
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.”

Yehuda Amichai’s poem “We Did It” is among his best-known; it inspired Stuart Dybek’s wonderful and much-anthologized story “We Didn’t.” In Broad Street’s debut, Robert Alter, the renowned translator of Hebrew literature (including several books of the Bible), discusses how he worked to sharpen the language to more closely hew to Amichai’s meaning. Compare Alter’s...
From Our Pages: "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon": on snuff, ayahuasca, and manhood in Peru. By Glenn H. Shepard, Jr.

From Our Pages: “Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon”: on snuff, ayahuasca, and manhood in Peru. By Glenn H. Shepard, Jr.

Presenting a popular feature from our print issue 2.1, “Bedeviled”: We invite you to go deep into the Amazon and dig into the snuff pots with intrepid ethnobotanist and ethnographer Glenn H. Shepard, Jr. You’ll learn about the arcane culture of altered states and finish off with a long hard dose of ayahuasca, courtesy of BROAD STREET. Click...