‘Lost’ and found: Love by Numb3rs brings Anna Lombard, Dan Connor together again

With their albums no longer on streaming services, Gypsy Tailwind is now something of a Portland myth, a band that shone brightly, if not...

Take a hike to a frozen waterfall

Every waterfall is a looker.   It doesn’t matter if it's a shallow creek spilling over a series of pint-sized rock steps or a tall drink...

Leftovers: Springsteen showed us a little faith

"Leave behind your sorrows/ Let this day be the last/ Tomorrow there'll be sunshine/ And all this darkness past." — Bruce Springsteen, "Land of Hope...

Into the Wild: Could a changing climate bring these species to Maine?

In the past few decades, warming temperatures have helped many species expand northward into Maine. Bird species that used to be rare visitors are now...

Naming names, playing games

Album art? Liner notes? Musician biography? Those staples of music appreciation have largely fallen by the wayside, replaced by lyric videos and a social...

On Screen: Film helps ‘change the conversation around autism’

'The Reason I Jump" opens with a small boy wandering wordlessly through a vast seaside of overpowering sensory input: huge beams of circling light,...

Letter from Aroostook: Ice shacks and bragging rights

Aroostook is the county furthest north in Maine, and the first question people ask about it is what is there to do in the...

Take the high road

Snowshoeing up a mountain is decidedly harder than snowshoeing down. But if you wish to be rewarded with sublime high-elevation views and an it’s-all-downhill-from-here...

Art Seen: The consolations of browsing

The cultural quotient of our community has diminished markedly since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic as museums have closed, performing arts venues have...

Leftovers: ‘Tailgating,’ oysters, and entitlement

This is not a news flash, but some of Portland’s best servers have had it.  Hanging on by one insufficient tip at a time, lowball...