childhood
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 girls between the ages of...
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...
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...
Contributor news: On the *Notable* Bea Chang and the river her father promised.

Contributor news: On the *Notable* Bea Chang and the river her father promised.

“They were river boys, he likes to say, and they grew up into mountain men. In college, they sneaked past anti-Communist guardposts by the pale gray of dawn to backpack into the mountain range that stretches down the heart of Taiwan.”   We’re pleased to see that Bea Chang’s “The River My Father Promised” has...
"My Internship at Tiffany's," by Julie Anderson--featured at "Writers on the Job."

“My Internship at Tiffany’s,” by Julie Anderson–featured at “Writers on the Job.”

“Who were these elegant ladies who brushed past me, perusing the display cases as casually as if they were shopping for dinner? At Christmas-time, these women wore fur coats and heels and somehow they just looked like money. My mother was beautiful, too, but even as a small child, I could tell the difference between her fake...