On Stage: Human complexity at the heart of Good Theater’s ‘Pack of Lies’

What, if anything, justifies a lie? Principle? Patriotism? Somebody else’s lie? Such questions become more than philosophical when Bob and Barbara Jackson (Paul Haley...

Reach your finish line: Group treadmill classes, strength training at Maine’s first run studio

It happens every winter. Spurred on by new-year optimism and holiday revelry, we start telling people crazy things like “This year, I’m going to...

On repeat: A new Portland label for lo-gloss rock ‘n’ roll

You know that cassettes are back, right? Local and indie record labels kind of like them.  They’re certainly a lot cheaper than vinyl albums, which...

On Stage: Mad Horse, SPACE deliver provocative, layered ‘Appropriate’

The setting of "Appropriate," a decrepit old Arkansas plantation house, is a mess of hoarded boxes, dingy wallpaper, and upholstered Empire chairs splitting at...

Leftovers: Valentine’s Day massacre is hard to avoid

Servers and savvy diners alike know St. Valentine’s Day is one of the top three rookie events on the Hallmark restaurant calendar. Along with...

Into the Wild: Meet the Cooper’s hawk, Portland’s deadliest bird

Have you ever seen a flock of pigeons flying over Portland and thought about eating one? Just grabbing and chowing down on one of...

A 2-part winter adventure: Hike and sauna

Mountaintop views are distinctly wonderful in the winter, when the naked trees give way to scenes that summer foliage tends to hide.  On winter hikes,...

Art Seen: ‘Happy Agitation’ at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland

There is a sense of the primitive and the primal underlying “Happy Agitation,” a colorful exhibition of 11 artists curated by Chris Patch at...

Acoustic ‘Phalanges’: KGFREEZE puts his finger on Florida Man

Lost in the content craze of streaming services – that “golden age of TV” stuff – has been an appreciation for the art form...

Leftovers: We all scream for Lib’s Dairy Treats

North Deering is a slice of Portland that never made it to the off-peninsula culinary growth chart.  Inundated by chains salivating at drive-through possibilities, this...