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From Our Pages: "The Body, in Parts," by Valley Haggard, with two paintings.

From Our Pages: “The Body, in Parts,” by Valley Haggard, with two paintings.

“Your body is not a thank-you note, my mother wrote to me in a card …” BROAD STREET  presents a feature from our summer 2018 print and iBook issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures”: Writer Valley Haggard catalogues her body, and artists Mary Chiaramonte and Susan Singer capture it in paint. Read on for Valley’s reactions to the posing...
Share This Poem: "His Word in Rural Illinois," by Ellen Stone.

Share This Poem: “His Word in Rural Illinois,” by Ellen Stone.

“… woman’s body like a metal safe —  these flatlands …” Our “Small Things, Partial Cures” theme continues with a remarkable poem by Ellen Stone. You can download and print a full-size broadside by clicking on the first version below — or scroll down to read in plain format. His Word in Rural Illinois By Ellen Stone   Red-winged blackbirds...
Online Exclusive: "Mad Heat Be Praised," by Kat Meads.

Online Exclusive: “Mad Heat Be Praised,” by Kat Meads.

“Mad Heat Be Praised”  An excerpt from Miss Jane: The Lost Years. “Has mad heat created Zombie Jane?” Kat Meads, who contributed “Leaving the House” to Broad Street’s “Maps & Legends” issue, bids adieu to summer swelter with an excerpt from her latest book combining women’s studies and fiction, Miss Jane: The Lost Years. A native...
Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

From liberal to conservative, fun-and-fluffy features to cultural studies and a star’s campaign for governor: We’ve collected links to features from slick magazines, small web publishers, and assorted fans and critics. Pour yourself a Cosmo and start clicking. Perhaps you’ve heard? The cultural juggernaut known as Sex and the City — a TV series and two follow-up films — turned...
From Our Pages:  "Chastity Belt Included," a memoir by Ramsey Hootman.

From Our Pages: “Chastity Belt Included,” a memoir by Ramsey Hootman.

BROAD STREET presents the amazing true tale of a young woman who guarded her virginity “for religious reasons,” only to find herself completely flummoxed on her wedding night.  It was not a matter of technique, nor of sympathy on her husband’s part … Mother Nature had already put a mysterious, painful guard in place.  ...