Letter from Aroostook: Go north to beat cabin fever

It has been a strange winter.  Often, the southern part of the state has had more snow than The County, leaving us a bit...

On Screen: ‘Test Pattern’ haunts as it changes our understanding

'Test Pattern" begins with a meet-cute in an Austin bar: Evan (Will Brill), who is white, sidles up on the dance floor to Renesha...

Into the Wild: Land for Maine’s Future is vital for the present

Land for Maine’s Future has for decades been one of the state’s most popular programs, but to be honest I’ve never much cared for...

Winter windfall: Free, close-to-home cross-country skiing

Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh.  The rhythmic glide of one ski and then the other on groomed snow is delectable. If you're moving fast, maybe the sound...

Leftovers: Too much information

Like an overdue periodontal visit, my columns occasionally strike a raw nerve.  Such columns are written with a bit of trepidation and typically submitted to...

On Stage: ‘Or,’ is a sex farce for then and now

Poet, playwright, and spy Aphra Behn lives in a time of plague and fires, political upheaval, and the uncertainties of a new transition of...

Art Seen: Virtually ‘Abstract Photography’

While we wait for the all-clear signal to return to galleries and museums, there is always a lot of art to be seen virtually....

A burst of C&W: New compilation mines a contemporary wave of alt-country

The first editor of the old Portland Phoenix had a little joke he used to describe the twangy bands that were seemingly everywhere in...

Leftovers: Romance and red flags, Florida-style

It’s been 18 months since my mother, The Betty, passed away. Her memory remains a blessing and each day becomes less tear-stained. Instead, there...

Art Seen: The maturation of Emily Leonard Trenholm

Emily Leonard Trenholm is a telemark and alpine skier, mountain biker, and stand-up paddleboarder, so it makes sense that she would come into her...