No better time to run, swim, paddle or bike

Charging along the residential streets of coastal Maine under the summer sun, your pace bolstered by clanging bells, the shouts of cheering spectators, and...

On Screen: Films honor grief, suffering, action, bravery

The movements of grief are intricate, penetrating, and cyclical. American culture offers few collective rituals that honor this complexity, and so the work of...

Into the Wild: Maine Climate Council hopes to prevent a different crisis

"Every industry of Maine’s economy will be impacted by climate change, and the state must develop strategies to prepare for its consequences.” That was Bumbleroot...

When will the show go on?

The buzz is out there. Pete Kostopoulos is looking for a place to reopen the Taverna. It’s been a while, but plenty of people...

Leftovers: Gettin’ Drizly with it

My trip into town fell well within social distancing guidelines of getting exercise and fresh air. The Old Port was calm and surreal with...

On Screen: After ‘Fantastic Fungi,’ you’ll never look at a mushroom the same way...

They are exquisitely beautiful and mind-bendingly strange, with glimmering gray filaments, bright red and purple bulbs, fine ivory gills or sky-blue flesh glistening as...

Novel experience: Portland authors reflect on releasing work in the time of COVID-19

March 24 was going to be a big day for Jessica Anthony. To celebrate the release day of her new novel, “Enter the Aardvark,”...

Pond paddle: Mellow waters, wildlife and Stephen King inspiration at Runaround Pond in Durham

While much of the Maine outdoors is still open, some trails, mountains, parks and beaches are closed. Check for current closings/restrictions before heading out...

On Screen: Social commentary meets slasher horror in ‘Bacurau’

The small desert village of Bacurau, in the outback of northeast Brazil, is close-knit, gutsy, just slightly surreal in its DIY utopianism, and uncommonly...

Forever and after: Golden Rules the Thumb, Jeff Beam release new records for the...

We have already seen the pandemic bring us back in time. Suddenly, we are out of flour because people are cooking bread in their...