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...

Letter from Aroostook: Awaiting the bounty

Spring was slow in arriving in The County.  There was snow in early May, back-to-back frosts two weeks ago, and COVID-19 slowed the start...

Ride on: Mountain bikes were made for trails

Whether it’s steep and technical singletrack or a wide, beginner-friendly path, mountain bikes are at home in the woods, charging through mud, cornering around...

Leftovers: Mandelbrot, cannoli, and The Betty

My mother, The Betty, used to make a biscotti-like cookie called mandelbrot, which means almond (mandel) and bread (brot) in both German and Yiddish....

Leftovers: A #karen by any other name …

The idea that Karenism is on the rise simply isn’t true. It’s always been here, but like other ugly and uncomfortable things bubbling up...

Into the Wild: The best thing you can do for birds right now

It doesn’t feel like there's much in our lives we can control right now. But you can control the plants in your backyard. Growing certain...

A Juneteenth to remember: Music’s power remains undefeated, even remotely

The Juneteenth celebration at the State Theatre was many things: a showcase of Black musicians, a technological marvel, a damn good time, a logistical...

Leftovers: Acts of caring, kindness make a difference

Waiting in line at a Greek food truck I’d like to hijack, I ran into a longtime acquaintance I like and admire. So much...

On Screen: Picture science without women like this

Just as so many of us are thinking about both terrifying viruses and systemic bias against marginalized people, a new film examines a realm...

Free ride (please tip your guide)

Portland has burned down no fewer than four times: twice by Indians and the French during the late 1600s, once by the British 1775,...