Hope in our homes: For Pete Kilpatrick, it ain’t easy being ‘Green’

There was lots of talk early in the pandemic about the great art that would be made. So many people home, with nothing but...

Leftovers: What to expect when you mask up and dine out

To keep us informed, there has been an abundance of good news coverage about restaurants working hard to adjust, reinvent themselves, claw for financial...

On Screen: Coming of age with ‘Billy the Kid’

One moment, 15-year old Billy points out his cat’s grave in his Brunswick backyard. The next, he says, without a hint of drama or...

Autumn on the water: Experience spectacular fall colors from your canoe, kayak, or SUP

The birches will reach up with their scrawny, bare arms while the maples hunker down for a cold Maine winter while last season's leaves...

Leftovers: Office tails

Here at the Portland Phoenix, we are fortunate to have a management team committed to avoiding furloughs and layoffs. Staffers and freelancers are valued...

Leftovers: Strange encounters

Maybe it’s because I don’t own chickens that my curiosity was piqued instead of panicked by recent coyote sightings in Portland.  Blurred pictures and fuzzy...

Unwedding from the world: Snaex separate themselves with ‘The Nameless and the Named’

You might think there’s a certain misanthropy built into the Snaex brand. Heck, the cover of 2014’s “The 10,000 Things” features women and children...

Letter from Aroostook: Action and reaction in The County

Most towns and cities in The County have welcome signs at their borders, especially along major roads. They are handy for both residents and...

On Stage: Live, indoor ‘Folley’ coming to Portland

It’s a strange, sad, uncertain time for all of us, but especially for theaters, the vast majority of which have been dark since March....

Leftovers: What a difference a year makes

There’s not a New Englander of sound mind who thinks going to Florida in late August is a good idea. COVID-19 aside, catching those...