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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...
Online Exclusive: “Purple Eyeshadow,” memoir by Rene Denfeld.

Online Exclusive: “Purple Eyeshadow,” memoir by Rene Denfeld.

An online exclusive … “When it was quiet I would stand and look out the windows at the streets I had recently escaped, and I was filled with such a surge of life.” When I was sixteen, I fought my way off the streets by getting a job at McDonald’s. It was the one on 6th...
From Our Pages: "An Affair of Youth" ... In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum.

From Our Pages: “An Affair of Youth” … In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum.

In 1970, three avid young Fitzgerald scholars took a joy ride in search of Scott and Zelda’s first resting-place. One result is the only known published photo of that original gravesite, which appeared first in Broad Street‘s “Maps & Legends” issue … Finally Rick struck a match by a gravestone and yelled, “They’re here!” … Things...
It starts with a small thing and the cure is elusive: "The Science Isn't Settled on Chronic Lyme," by Maya Dusenbery and Julie Rehmeyer on Slate.com.

It starts with a small thing and the cure is elusive: “The Science Isn’t Settled on Chronic Lyme,” by Maya Dusenbery and Julie Rehmeyer on Slate.com.

Caused by bacteria from a tiny tick bite, Lyme Disease is the very definition of a small thing with (at best) a partial cure for most people–especially women, who are often dismissed instead of treated. The authors explain the dangers of both the disease and its reception in the medical community.   Read “The Science...