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The Cannabis Generation: Pot and Pan Kitchen offers an array of medicinal sweet treats

The Cannabis Generation: Pot and Pan Kitchen offers an array of medicinal sweet treats

For over a year now the folks over at Pot and Pan Kitchen have been quietly putting their botany knowledge and cooking skills to good use by offering up an entire menu of marijuana-infused sweet treats. One of the owners of Pot and Pan Kitchen, Andrew Doolittle, told me that the company began with Doolittle making hard candies out of his own kitchen. He would melt down Jolly Ranchers, boil them with a little water, and... Read more

18-04-2017 Hits:212 Features Francis Flisiuk

Columns

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Disclaimer: A certain writer, yours truly, is in his forties. So long ago, when April 22 came around, you would go to the feed store, get a sapling, and plant it somewhere around your house. It was Earth Day. Americans were worried about the devastation of the South American rainforest, among other things. But environmentalism was still a relatively new phenomenon, starting to be taught in schools, so it was the kids who bugged their... Read more

17-04-2017 Hits:75 Kids Gabe Gregoire

Politics and Other Mistakes

Angus King of Nothing

Angus King of Nothing

“An independent,” writes P.J. O’Rourke, “is a person who doesn’t know what to think. And is proud of it.” O’Rourke’s comment — from his latest book, How The Hell Did This Happen? — wasn’t specifically aimed at independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine. But it could have been. King has a reputation for taking thoughtful stands on issues. Which is a polite way of saying he dithers around, before reverting to his default setting: whatever the Democrats want him to do. As a result, his critics complain he’s not a true independent, but a Ideological Democrat In Other Trappings (IDIOT). That’s not...

13-04-2017 Hits:148 Politics & Other Mistakes Al Diamon

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News

Climate skeptics demand safe space for their unscientific be…

Climate skeptics demand safe space for their unscientific beliefs

  For decades, the overwhelming consensus from scientists and their peer-reviewed studies is that climate change is both accelerated by human activity and a serious threat.   But despite this, it would seem that contrarian voices are getting louder in the Trump era — at least a third of the seats in Congress are held by climate change skeptics. Here in Maine, a bill is being introduced that would "protect" those who don’t believe that climate change... Read more

16-04-2017 Hits:148 News Francis Flisiuk

Arts

Risk, Bravery, Desire: Derek Jackson's 'Ladyboy' at Border P…

Risk, Bravery, Desire: Derek Jackson's 'Ladyboy' at Border Patrol

Ladyboy is a solo exhibition featuring new works by Derek Jackson. It's the second exhibition at the new Border Patrol gallery, a studio of three modestly sized rooms in the State Theatre building, whose curator-proprietors (Elizabeth Spavento and Jared Haug) describe its mission as exploring the notions of government agency and the intersections of contemporary art and corporate aesthetics. Put another way, it's a converted office space on the third floor of an old and stodgy building... Read more

18-04-17 Hits:129 Art Nick Schroeder

Food & Drink

Tripel From America

Tripel From America

This Spring, we've been sampling beers from Belgium. We've tasted our ways through table beers (a/k/a singles), and dubbels, and this week, we're launching into an exploration of tripels. It's worth pausing to consider the differences between these styles before we start drinking. The singles we tried were spicy and mild, mostly around 5% ABV. The dubbels were darker, richer and stronger – many with ABV's exceeding 7%. Tripels are... Read more

14-04-2017 Hits:75 Drink Seth Levy

Music

Down the Path with a Flashlight: An Interview with Chad Clar…

Down the Path with a Flashlight: An Interview with Chad Clark of Beauty Pill

In 2015, the D.C. artist and musician Chad Clark released his band Beauty Pill's new album, Describes Things As They Are, a full 11 years after the group's previous release.   In that time, Clark was writing for NPR, composing musical scores for theater projects and art museum exhibitions, and recovering from surgery to fix a heart condition that nearly took his life. It was that event in particular that infuses Clark's sprawling and gorgeously complex... Read more

18-04-2017 Hits:189 Music Nick Schroeder

Outdoors & Sports

Anglers, are you ready to attempt the next level of the spor…

Anglers, are you ready to attempt the next level of the sport?

Remember when an adult role model helped you put your first worm on a hook? Not long after that, you’d head down to the bog or the stream with a pal and drop lines in, catching trash fish and throwing them back, talking about sailfish and marlin. Still later, with an official rod and reel, there was that first strike from a fish you just knew would be good enough... Read more

18-04-2017 Hits:32 Sports Gabe Gregoire

Kids & Pets

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Disclaimer: A certain writer, yours truly, is in his forties. So long ago, when April 22 came around, you would go to the feed store, get a sapling, and plant it somewhere around your house. It was Earth Day. Americans were worried about the devastation of the South American rainforest, among other things. But environmentalism was still a relatively new phenomenon, starting to be taught in schools, so it was... Read more

17-04-2017 Hits:75 Kids Gabe Gregoire