Leftovers: The accidental tourist

Only in real life do we experience truly humbling moments.  We can read a moving vignette or watch films with empathy, but seeing and doing...

Touch of ‘Gold’: The Mallett Brothers Band use the pandemic to level up

Every band has a why-the-pandemic-sucked story. For the Mallett Brothers Band, it’s all about the tour that was supposed to start in March 2020...

Art Seen: David Row gets in shape

David Row is one of the best painters Maine has ever produced, yet he has a very low profile in his native state. Better...

On Stage: Compelling ‘Crumbs,’ creative ‘Comedy’

'Death brought us to Brooklyn,” explains 17-year-old Ernestine Crump (Sarah Goldman), the narrator of Lynn Nottage’s "Crumbs from the Table of Joy," onstage now...

Leftovers: Living the up-high life

Talk of how busy things are or aren’t in the Old Port is seasonal fodder. There’s always some level of discussion this time of...

Paddle power: Kayak to a Casco Bay island and camp on it this summer

Islands rule. For those of us who don’t have the honor of existing on an island all the time, the prospect of paddling out to...

Into the Wild: Puffin stuff

Atlantic puffins thrive in Maine gift stores. You can find puffin-shaped cookies, puffin coasters, puffin socks, puffin mugs, puffin pillows, puffin clocks, and puffin...

Leftovers: Armchair quarterback

We all want our restaurants, corner bars, and roving food trucks to bounce back and exceed their pre-pandemic status quo. Sadly, staffing troubles, back-ordered...

On stage: Maine Playwrights Festival makes a strong return via video

A wronged queen, edgy post-apocalyptic survivors, and an alien octopus – these are just some of the characters to encounter in this year’s Maine...

Leftovers: Pinch me! I’m maskless

Everyone has a pandemic story and not all of them are negative.  Is yours the tale of job loss and then (re)discovery of a passion...