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Street harassment: Why do men do it, and what can alleviate it?

Street harassment: Why do men do it, and what can alleviate it?

“Hey girl, what's your name?” you hear a gravely voice call out.   The voice comes from a middle aged man pushing 50, who passes through the small alleyway where the building’s tenants keep their trash bins — a dark narrow space, regrettably adjacent to the entrance of your downtown apartment. You can tell he’s staring at you. While you offer a polite, yet timid smile, keeping your stare straight and firm, you hope he gets the... Read more

24-09-2016 Hits:168 Features Katelyn Malloy

Columns

The Phoenix Potpourri

The Phoenix Potpourri

Meetings continue for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Sunday was National Public Lands Day, but dialogue continues about the newly created and controversial Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Officials have held three of the four scheduled listening sessions to hear directly from citizens about their "hopes, ideas and questions" for the new monument, according to the National Park Service. Baxter State Park posted on Facebook, "Our new neighbor Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is... Read more

11-07-2016 Hits:60 The Phoenix Potpourri David Carkhuff

News

Occupy at five: Followers gather in Lincoln Park to remember…

Occupy at five: Followers gather in Lincoln Park to remember, hold a GA

Back in the heady days of Occupy Wall Street, a band of believers set up camp in Portland’s Lincoln Park. By the winter of 2011, police had broken up the camp. Followers continued to organize via Facebook and in smaller groups, but never again would OccupyMaine regain the prominence of its occupation days. John Branson, an attorney who represented OccupyMaine in its losing battle with the city in its bid to winter in the public park, met... Read more

19-09-2016 Hits:83 News David Carkhuff

Arts

Sensual rebels: Portland Players production raises the heat …

Sensual rebels: Portland Players production raises the heat with Bonnie and Clyde

The saga of Bonnie and Clyde, the iconic lovers who held up stores and banks through the American Depression, is both a cautionary and a romanticized tale. And odd as it may sound for a story that ends in a gruesome shootout, that story has also become a Broadway musical. Portland Players present a striking, energetic and beautifully sung production of Bonnie and Clyde, the Musical, starring the fiery duo of Joanna Clarke and Joel... Read more

27-09-16 Hits:174 Theater Megan Grumbling

Food & Drink

Biddeford's tipping point? Custom Deluxe delivers without ad…

Biddeford's tipping point? Custom Deluxe delivers without added artifice

Ever since analysts identified Biddeford real estate as a hot investment, thoughtful Mainers have considered the choice between life in Portland and a more raw existence 15 miles south.   The contrast is much as Rousseau described in his Second Discourse: “The source of all differences is that the more simple man lives within himself, while social man lives outside himself, and only knows how to live in the opinion of... Read more

27-09-2016 Hits:69 Food + Drink Brian Duff

Music

Audio overflow: Waking Windows takes over Portland venues

Audio overflow: Waking Windows takes over Portland venues

Waking Windows takes over Congress Street this Saturday, Oct. 1. The all-day audio arts festival hits nine venues with music, comedy and a lit crawl, and runs from noon to the waking hours.   The literary (pub) crawl was curated by Nat Baldwin, a writer and bassist for Dirty Projectors. Wife and husband scribes Noy Holland and Sam Michel will read from their works, as will Portland’s poet laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, multi-genre writer Megan Grumbling, and... Read more

27-09-2016 Hits:88 Music Tim Gillis

Kids & Pets

Let me tell you "Y"

Since your childhood, has there ever been a time in your life when you haven’t been aware of the YMCA, that gym that every sizable town had where you might be able to go play ping-pong or shoot hoops after school? Well, they haven’t gone anywhere, and in the interest of continuing their mission to promote health and well-being for American men, women and children, southern Maine branches are presenting... Read more

25-09-2016 Hits:17 Kids Gabe Gregoire