Art Seen: Barridoff’s auction in a time of pandemic

A few score art lovers assembled on folding chairs under a large white tent on the afternoon of Aug. 15 for Barridoff Galleries’ annual...

On Screen: ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ is equal parts history, heroism, heart, inspiration

The legendary late U.S. Rep. John Lewis was 15 years old when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him to “get in...

On Music: New owner hopes to honor, continue Geno’s legacy

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. Is necessity the same as desperation? Because that’s what the music biz is feeling, and it’s...

Leftovers: The best is yet to come

“Someday we’ll look back at this and it will all seem funny.” — Bruce Springsteen, "Rosalita," 1973 Despite my protective cloth mask, a lovely lady named...

Letter from Aroostook: Homebuyers set their sights on The County

Fifteen years ago, with the kids all grown and on their own, we moved from the Portland area to Aroostook County. We’ve never looked...

Into the Wild: The language of birds

I waltzed into a French 101 class during my sophomore year in college and expected to be fluent by the end of the semester....

Move your body

Dancing feels good.  That assertion is based on anecdotal evidence: Couples energetically kicking up their heels on a wedding reception dance floor or the blissed-out...

Art Seen: From Greenhut to Cove Street

If the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland ever wanted to open a Portland branch, it already exists in Cove Street Arts. At...

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...