Culture
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...
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...
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...
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...