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‘Broad Street’ Lands on NewPages

Michigan’s NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines has graced Broad Street with a place in their literary database, where we’ll soon see our “Hunt/Gather” issue on the NewPages New Magazine Stand, and Broad Street made available for review (by reviewers like you?)! We would like to continue to encourage our print-magazine subscribers to send a blurb with your feedback on a favorite story … Continue reading

TBT: Staging Theater on Broad Street in Richmond
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TBT: Staging Theater on Broad Street in Richmond

Broad Street magazine’s namesake “has been the center of Richmond since its creation,” according to the blog Mapping American History, which also notes that “the structural diversity [of Richmond], especially found on Broad Street, was a result of the constant adaptation of the city and its need to acclimate to the changing times.” After Fire … Continue reading

Broad Street Recommends: “David Foster Wallace and the Nature of Fact” by Josh Roiland
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Broad Street Recommends: “David Foster Wallace and the Nature of Fact” by Josh Roiland

This week Broad Street recommends Josh Roiland‘s Fall 2013 article “David Foster Wallace and the Nature of Fact,” which originally appeared in Literary Journalism Studies and was recently made available by the good people at Longreads. In the article, Roiland investigates accusations about Wallace’s literary journalism, including allegations of “embellishments” and invented dialogue. Roiland reminds us … Continue reading

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Writing from the Space Between Us

by Hannah Morgan The New York Times recently published an article by Joshua Rothman entitled “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy,” and if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. In the piece, Rothman analyzes excerpts from Mrs. Dalloway and comes to the conclusion that Woolf conceives of life as “a gift that you’ve been given, which … Continue reading

The Role of Narrative in Medicine
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The Role of Narrative in Medicine

                  Sayantani DasGupta, a faculty member at Columbia University’s Program in Narrative Medicine, lends her perspective on the importance of narrative in medicinal practice to Creative Nonfiction Magazine in the article “Narrative Medicine, Narrative Humility.” The article is definitely worth a read in full, but below is a particularly poignant … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Five Etymologies that May Change the Way You Think About Literature

Did you know that the words ‘fiction’ and ‘dough’ are closely related? Read on to find out how, and for more eye-opening information about the origins of common literary terms.  1. Scene It probably doesn’t surprise you that before the word ‘scene’ was applied to literature in general, it was solely a theatrical term that meant the … Continue reading

TBT: Irish Storytelling, ‘Broad Street Runs Through It’
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TBT: Irish Storytelling, ‘Broad Street Runs Through It’

Ireland’s 1976 Tidy Town winner, “Ireland’s Best Kept Town,” casts its Broad Street past thatched-roof cottages. The rural homes of Adare in Limerick County maintain the same thatched style of a century ago (see the pictures below). Gathering wheat straw, reeds, heathers and sedges into thick clumps, the townspeople built their thatched roofs to be resistant to quickly spreading … Continue reading