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"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...
Share This Poem: "From Around Here," by Ron Smith. From "Rivals & Players."

Share This Poem: “From Around Here,” by Ron Smith. From “Rivals & Players.”

“You plunge into the world. You roll the dice. You make new friends, a few, or maybe none…”   To enjoy this piece from “Rivals & Players” as a broadside, drag the sheet to your desktop. Or scroll down to read in plain text. From Around Here The heat, damned heat — and now humidity. A hundred-plus miles from the...
“We Were Working Moms." An essay by Colleen Curran from "Rivals & Players."

“We Were Working Moms.” An essay by Colleen Curran from “Rivals & Players.”

“Then we picked it up again. To begin the elaborate game. Of working motherhood …” Broad Street presents a feature from our Winter/Spring 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.” Bees and pollen in artificial honeycomb. Photo by Chad Hunt. “We Were Working Moms.” By Colleen Curran We were always running around. Packing school lunches while trying to get dressed for...
"The Museum of Teeth," an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“The Museum of Teeth,” an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“Over the years I have discovered that they are sneaky, nomadic little creeps.” Tooth worms causing pain in the 1700s. Ivory carving. From “Rivals & Players,” our Winter 2019 issue. The Museum of Teeth By Emily Woodworth  In the drawer beside her sock drawer, my mom keeps a small plastic bag full of baby teeth. Actually, make that...