Cover Photo: ‘The Way We Were’ (1973)
‘The Way We Were’ (1973)

How to Be Heartbroken

On love, loss, and consuming heartbreak art.

Jesus’ SonI am on a lonely road and traveling, traveling, traveling,

Frances Ha rightright

mise en scèneshould

Under the Tuscan Sun—A Star is Bornme!High Fidelity.rightly

seen,boys.

seenhadbacktalented,beautifully.

just begin

right;Moonstruck.

grand

Heartbreak, heartbreak.

brilliant,poignant,boldtoward

right.

have

Our letters are like , it’s star-crossed like , it’s like ___, he’s like ___, we’re like ____.

well, that settles that

Brittany K. Allen is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and library goblin. Her prose appears or is forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Catapult, Kenyon Review Online, and Longreads, among other places, and her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her stage plays have been produced and developed at Portland Center Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and elsewhere. @Britt_Kathryn