creativity
Truth Teller Spotlight: Douglas Haynes.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Douglas Haynes.

“Sometimes the language takes on its own life. This signals to me that it’s worth writing about.” Douglas Haynes is taking off. He has not one but two books out this season: Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters, an account of the struggle to get by in Nicaragua, just...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Bea Chang, Essayist.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Bea Chang, Essayist.

“Traveling helps me figure out the right questions to ask. It is the writing afterward—sometimes long afterward—that feels like seeking and revealing the truth in the answers to those questions.”     For Bea Chang, who contributed the memoir “The River My Father Promised” to our “Maps & Legends” issue, life is–literally–a journey. At the...
"Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too)," by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too),” by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“I have always believed in marketing a book for its full life, not for a season or a set time period. The one thing I have learned about marketing is that it can be endless.”  Caitlin designed her own ads for email blasts such as this one. Sometimes an author is her own best publicist — and sometimes...
Daredevil Costume Designer Paloma Young is Tony-nominated again! And brings plenty of snacks to the ceremony.

Daredevil Costume Designer Paloma Young is Tony-nominated again! And brings plenty of snacks to the ceremony.

Costume designer Paloma Young, who was interviewed for our second issue, “Hunt, Gather,” adds another Tony nomination in 2017 for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (that would be the one starring Josh Groban).  She already has one statue, for her work on Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012, which won several other high-prestige...
What writers will do to keep paper and pen together ...

What writers will do to keep paper and pen together …

This month, we celebrate the publication of  From Pantyhose to Spandex: Writers on the Job Redux.  The book is a veritable cornucopia of odd true tales about zany jobs that writers do to keep the ink flowing. And it happens to feature some of Broad Street‘s authors.  The editors, Thomas E. Kennedy (“Prix Fixe,” from our...