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The Election through Millennial Eyes:  One Teen's Hopeful Take on the Morning After

The Election through Millennial Eyes: One Teen’s Hopeful Take on the Morning After

“I saw something in my community today that far outweighed the fear we all felt. I saw people holding each other. That love is what I am choosing to take away from this day.” By EMILY HAYES-RICH. There is no question that for many people, the meaning of the phrase “United States of America” has changed.  At...
Proudly announcing our 2016 Pushcart nominees!

Proudly announcing our 2016 Pushcart nominees!

Gentle contributors and other supporters, lovers of the printed word: We are truly delighted with all the work we’ve published in 2016.  It was hard to select just six pieces (the legal limit) for the annual Pushcart anthology and award series celebrating great writing, but in the end, we had to do it.  So we...

Flashback Video: Watch Mattel market their original dream girl–and a gun for the boys.

Slim figures (or not), pantsuits, beauty competitions, commerce, and grabbability have been in high focus during the 2016 presidential campaigns.   So maybe, in the spirit of seeing how far we’ve come and how we got here, it’s time to enjoy a video compilation of vintage Barbie and Ken commercials, plus a few more thoughts about little girls in...
Weekend Reading:  "Our lady of the pantsuit: In praise — yes, praise! — of Hillary Clinton’s style," by Sonja Livingston on Salon.com

Weekend Reading: “Our lady of the pantsuit: In praise — yes, praise! — of Hillary Clinton’s style,” by Sonja Livingston on Salon.com

“It’s time we talk about pants. Hillary’s, specifically. I’m thinking of the red pair she rocked a few nights ago at the first 2016 presidential debate…. I want a patron of loud talk, of speaking her mind, of taking up space. Give me a woman who climbs flagpoles, an icon with full thighs and an...
Religion, Art, and Advertising ... with a Dash of Krause and Fenske

Religion, Art, and Advertising … with a Dash of Krause and Fenske

International sculptor Daniel M. Krause, interviewed in the “Hunt, Gather” issue of Broad Street, is known for many things–studying, deconstructing, and riffing on the famous Chinese warrior sculptures; major corporate commissions and gallery exhibitions; carrying the Olympic torch en route to Beijing; and a series of impressive sculptures for the Scientology flagship center in Clearwater, Florida. His...