Leftovers: Teacher graduates to new career in face of pandemic

Good educators have a passion for planning. Elementary school teacher Jennifer Ferguson, 26, formerly of School Administrative District 6 in Buxton, is no exception....

Like feeling low: It’s not a silver lining, it’s just different

Things are unquestionably bad for “the music industry.” The people who make their livings providing music to the people who want to experience it...

Leftovers: ‘Clarity from chaos’

One of my favorite digital newsletters is called On Politics, by Lisa Lerer of The New York Times. With a concise and accessible style,...

Yoga with the alpacas: Head to Westport Island for a class in the grass...

In the realm of nature’s most-relaxing sounds, most people wouldn’t put “small herd of alpacas masticating grass a few feet from your head” very...

On Stage: 2 productions for a pandemic time

If you’re raring to go off-screen and find some theater in the flesh – and safely in the great outdoors – there are two...

Leftovers: There is life behind the mask

Face masks and physical distancing have wreaked havoc on our innate desire and fundamental need to connect with other humans. Unless someone is a...

Into the Wild: Maine Climate Council recommendations taking shape

If you sift long enough through the enormous pile of muck that is the 2020 news cycle, you may find a few small nuggets...

Here and back again: New music from Maine exports Amy Allen, Ray Lamontagne

Popular music has been quantifiable for a long time, since the Top of the Pops and Top 40 and Platinum records and all the...

On Screen: ‘Little Zombies’ like you’ve never seen before

At the start of "We Are Little Zombies," a madcap and prismatic new Japanese film by Makoto Nagahisa, the parents of four 13-year-olds have...

On Screen: Maine International Film Festival goes outside, online

The pandemic may be keeping movie theaters dark, but it’s also bringing fresh light to a certain retro film-going pleasure: the drive-in. And so...