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Stein: 'People are tired of the Establishment'

Stein: 'People are tired of the Establishment'

On July 21, presumptive presidential nominee for the Green Party, Dr. Jill Stein was appearing in Montpelier, Vt., and in Stamford, Conn, for meetings and rallies. Between events, Stein took a few minutes to talk by telephone with the Phoenix about this year's presidential election campaign and her rising position in the polls — for a third-party candidate virtually blacked out by the mainstream media, Stein has seen her poll numbers climb from 2 percent to... Read more

25-07-2016 Hits:107 Features David Carkhuff


Rare books, rarer context

Ian Kahn is the founder of Portland’s little known Lux Mentis Booksellers, and many would be tempted to call him a rare book dealer, for he does, in fact, deal in rare books. The spines of first editions, second editions, and editions that are otherwise unique or peculiar in one way or another score the length of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that limb the walls of his in-home office, downtown. But the word “rare” ought to give... Read more

25-07-2016 Hits:66 Stranger Observations Eric Severn


The state of the Peace Corps in 2016: Why more people are ap…

The state of the Peace Corps in 2016: Why more people are applying than ever before

As the field-based regional recruiter for the Peace Corps in the Northeast, Robert Orton has no problem finding enthusiastic applicants. In fact, Maine’s consistently one of the top producing states of Peace Corps volunteers, per capita.   Although Orton lives in the Boston area, he travels all over New England, to fairs, festivals and Universities, and sets up informative tables in the hopes of finding the next batch of skilled people to represent America overseas in Peace... Read more

22-07-2016 Hits:223 News Francis Flisiuk


Midsummer of the 1980s: Bare Portland slips over the top wit…

Midsummer of the 1980s: Bare Portland slips over the top with crazy Dream

Puck’s famous observation about the human species – namely, what fools we be – applies especially well to the 1980s. And so Bare Portland’s ‘80s-infused Midsummer Night’s Dream – riddled with punk rock, pink tutus, and a throwback soundtrack – is an easy sell and a balm of glittering, occasionally over-the-top silliness. Under the direction of Carmen-maria Mandley, Midsummer’s energetic cast of over twenty actors, many of them young or emerging actors, careens gamely through... Read more

24-07-16 Hits:154 Theater Megan Grumbling

Food & Drink

Sampling pastel de choclo: Grinning ear to ear

Sampling pastel de choclo: Grinning ear to ear

Three Chileans taught me how to make their favorite dish from Santiago, Chile, called pastel de choclo.   Benjamin Sepulveda, a Chilean high school student on exchange at Casco Bay High School, admitted that this was the first time he was cooking the dish by himself. “I have watched my mother and grandmother do this a million times. It’s not something we cook alone, only with family.” Javiera Alvarez, a student... Read more

24-07-2016 Hits:51 Immigrant Kitchens Lindsay Sterling


Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Heart … and Mark Curdo rock Xfinity …

Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Heart … and Mark Curdo rock Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass.??

I don’t usually go for many of the packaged summer tours each year. That old band you used to love now updated with three brand new guys and the original keyboard player? Sorry, I just don’t get into those offerings. That said, I’m a huge fan of Cheap Trick and Joan Jett, though, and Heart is still powerful and intact. That I can get into. I’ve seen Cheap Trick and Joan a handful of times... Read more

25-07-2016 Hits:82 Music Mark Curdo

Kids & Pets

North Yarmouth Academy summer camps

North Yarmouth Academy summer camps

The beginning of the 2016-2017 school year is still a ways off. As a parent, you may be pulling your hair out trying to entertain your children and perform at work at the same time, or you may just be concerned about their level of physical activity, or both. North Yarmouth Academy has a few summer-camp solutions that your family may be able to avail themselves of. Located at 148 Main... Read more

24-07-2016 Hits:24 Kids Gabe Gregoire