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The new Empire: Backstage at Portland’s only full-time comedy club

The stairwell leading to Empire Comedy Club is packed with people. Behind the club’s closed doors are candlelit tables and dozens of folding chairs,...

On Stage: Human complexity at the heart of Good Theater’s ‘Pack...

What, if anything, justifies a lie? Principle? Patriotism? Somebody else’s lie? Such questions become more than philosophical when Bob and Barbara Jackson (Paul Haley...

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Politics & Other Mistakes: Sweet nothings

When it comes to the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Maine, the bigtime political knowers from away are all quite certain about the...

A View from the Hill: Fairness shouldn’t require a sanitized public record

For the record, I’ve never been convicted or charged for any crime (except by my parents and my kids). Like most of us, I...

Miserable & Magical: We’ll always have Paris (without the ‘popping’)

When my boyfriend and I returned from a trip to Paris in December, we were asked the expected slew of questions: “How was the...

Another Viewpoint: Too much at stake to vote no on Question 1

Al Diamon’s Feb. 5 column ("Politics & Other Mistakes: Is there a pill for that?") betrays several common misconceptions about LD 798 and the upcoming...