On Screen: ‘The Painter and the Thief’ depicts art’s high emotions, strange acts

Early in "The Painter and the Thief," surveillance camera footage shows the retreating forms of two men moved to theft, as they haul two...

Leftovers: Life lessons learned in Boston

When my two girls were younger, I made it a point to take their impressionable elementary school-age selves to Boston as often as I...

Into the Wild: Buildings mar the glory of spring bird migration

I don’t know how to be a good environmentalist. More specifically, I struggle with how to share the things I love about nature while...

Leftovers: Magic happens where the sidewalk ends

There’s nothing unusual about taking a walk.  A stroll along Portland's Eastern Prom is glorious on these spring-to-summer days and Old Port nooks and crannies...

Come to the Forest for a Classic summer

Seeing the world through the prism of your internet browser, you may find yourself pining for the analog. Maybe you miss not just physical...

Letter from Aroostook: We’ll get through this

Mainers are used to winter being rugged, especially those of us who choose to live in the northernmost and wildest parts of the state. ...

Hiking and history come together in Bath

Maine’s caves could tell some stories, if they were the talking sort. But they’re not saying a word. Caves are nature’s secret-keepers, their recesses running...

On Screen: Dark and disturbing, animated ‘The Wolf House’ isn’t for kids

A lot of things about the 2018 film "La Casa Lobo" ("The Wolf House"), by the Chilean filmmakers Cristobal Leon and Joaquin Cocina, shape-shift...

Drinking the Clorox: The radical transparency of Spose

There is artistic risk in taking the volume approach to releases that Spose (Wells, Maine’s most famous rapper lives in Sanford now) has taken....

Leftovers: ‘Dogs and kids always know’

My mother used to say young children and dogs are best at judging a person’s character. For years, I attributed this generalization to Fivel...