Oh, do we love stories. We need them. Who doesn’t?
That’s right.
Broad Street exists to present great true stories.


     Stories make sense of the world, examine it from slant angles, give it feeling. They show it for what it is; they make it better. They endure.
     Just as there’s a Broad Street in most cities around the globe, there are fascinating tales waiting to be told at home and abroad. Finding the truly special stories and their tellers is our mission, and we step boldly forward with our very first issue, not-so-coincidentally themed “Dangerous Territory.”
* This issue is sold out–but–
     You can take a video tour of the contents here. You’ll recognize bits of art and text from some of the good people below. Many of the issue’s features are now online, so please click wherever you see a link.


The True Stories 

My Little Pony | Tama Janowitz
At the Bar with the Hate Camel | Shalom Auslander
The Lives of Strangers | Paisley Rekdal
Satellites | Lea Marshall
Making Friends with Midge | Susann Cokal
A Pious Fraud | Judith Sara Gelt
That’s How It Is Now | Poems by Yehuda Amichai, translation and introduction by Robert Alter


The Vivid Art

Charlie (cover) | Chad Hunt
 Fist | Robert C. Wright
Buddy Patrol | Josh George
Model Midge | Tyler Darden
Mother Midge | Tyler Darden (see above)
There Are Angels Living on the Roof of My House | Lee Strasburger (above)
Ghosting Home | Chad Hunt                                                      
In the Grass | Ally Hodges
Portrait of Jeanette Winterson | Shawn Yu
All-Seeing | Tyler Darden


The Provocative Interview

It’s Always Some Battle | Jeanette Winterson



Images featured above:

Charlie, Chad Hunt

Mother Midge, Tyler Darden

There Are Angels Living on the Roof of My House, Lee Strasburger

Portrait of Jeanette Winterson, Shawn Yu


True stories, honestly.