Leftovers: ‘Clarity from chaos’

One of my favorite digital newsletters is called On Politics, by Lisa Lerer of The New York Times. With a concise and accessible style,...

Yoga with the alpacas: Head to Westport Island for a class in the grass...

In the realm of nature’s most-relaxing sounds, most people wouldn’t put “small herd of alpacas masticating grass a few feet from your head” very...

On Stage: 2 productions for a pandemic time

If you’re raring to go off-screen and find some theater in the flesh – and safely in the great outdoors – there are two...

Leftovers: There is life behind the mask

Face masks and physical distancing have wreaked havoc on our innate desire and fundamental need to connect with other humans. Unless someone is a...

Into the Wild: Maine Climate Council recommendations taking shape

If you sift long enough through the enormous pile of muck that is the 2020 news cycle, you may find a few small nuggets...

Here and back again: New music from Maine exports Amy Allen, Ray Lamontagne

Popular music has been quantifiable for a long time, since the Top of the Pops and Top 40 and Platinum records and all the...

On Screen: ‘Little Zombies’ like you’ve never seen before

At the start of "We Are Little Zombies," a madcap and prismatic new Japanese film by Makoto Nagahisa, the parents of four 13-year-olds have...

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...