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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...
Share this Poem: "Notes From a Capricious Correspondent," by Marylen Grigas

Share this Poem: “Notes From a Capricious Correspondent,” by Marylen Grigas

Step into the bath, she insists. Let your tangled hair stream around you …         With both joy and a tinge of melancholy, BROAD STREET presents the final installment of Marylen Grigas’s poetic series about illness, art, and hope, illustrated by Riley McAlpine-Barthold.  We’ve loved these poems; we hope you have too. Click...
From Our Pages:  "The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains," by Lea Marshall.

From Our Pages: “The Dance Vanishes / The Poem Remains,” by Lea Marshall.

“I am trudging up a steep cobblestoned street in Edinburgh, and I am sobbing. I have just emerged from Saint Stephen’s church — dark, tall, and at the bottom of a long hill — which has been repurposed as a performance venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I can’t talk about what I have just seen, nor explain why it...