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...

Into the Wild: Fall brings new effort to protect migrating birds

Back in May, during spring migration, I wrote about the problem of birds dying after colliding with reflective windows. Now it’s fall migration, and the...

Call him by his name: Cidny Bullens walks ‘The Gender Line’

Maine music fans have known Cindy Bullens for a long time. Her “Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth” in 1999, featuring the likes of Bonnie...

Off to camp: Head to a Maine State Park for end-of-summer camping, hiking, and...

The sound of a tent zipper early in the morning. The chatter of on-the-go squirrels. The starting whoosh of a gas stove. The unmistakable...

Letter from Aroostook: Summer tumbling down

The change of seasons is dramatic here, especially summer to fall, and especially this year.  For the past eight weeks, the central and northernmost...

Leftovers: ‘Kenowhere’ no longer

"Part of me is sad I’m not there to help and part of me is glad I’m not there to see it happening. My...

Growing into rock: Ghost of Paul Revere muscle up on ‘Good at Losing Everything’ 

If you saw We Banjo 3 at Aura earlier this year, back when concerts were still a thing, you might have wondered: Where is...

On Screen: The cultural moment that was ‘Mr. SOUL!’

It’s 1968, and the opening sequence of "Mr. SOUL!" takes us back to the era’s mainstream TV-land: the proud swaths of color in the...

Leftovers: Ciao to the dog days of summer 

Dimillo’s Floating Restaurant is a landmark (a watermark?) on a map that still makes Portland a great place to live. Sure, it’s a famous...