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in this still 1998 photograph by Mitch Epstein, a woman is seen from a side angle with her head reclined in the backseat of a vehicle

Art Seen: Photo fest at Bowdoin College and the Portland Museum of Art

A pair of large, captivating survey shows are currently giving Maine viewers an unparalleled opportunity to go sightseeing through the past 50 to 60...
Bobby Napolitano, left, and son Danny, right, pose for a photograph inside the dining room at Bruno's Restaurant and Tavern on Allen Avenue. (Portland Phoenix/Evan Edmonds)

Family ties and consistency make up Bruno’s recipe for success

Portland’s reputation as a top food destination is no secret. That’s become especially true in the last decade, as the growth of the Old...
the members of Rigometrics, three young white men with shaggy hair and colorful clothes, stand smiling at the camera near a graffiti'd bus

Back to School: Rigometrics leave ‘No Time to Waste’ on new EP

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly it is that Rick Rubin did with Slayer’s Reign in Blood, The Cult’s Electric, or Tom Petty’s Wildflowers,...

Rose Marasco, artist of ‘the hidden lives of women’, honored in retrospective

Rose Marasco has been a positive presence on the Maine art scene for at least four decades, as a photographer, a champion of the...
CarmXn cast member Melisa Bonetti Luna (CarmXn) watches as Maria Mazorra dances Flamenco and Behzad Habibzai play flamenco guitar

On Stage: Hogfish artists remake the opera with ‘CarmXn’

The 1875 Georges Bizet opera “Carmen,” set in southern Spain, is a story of officers, smugglers, a bullfighter, and of course Carmen, a fiery,...
Four actors in costumes pose in a scene for the play, The Thin Place

On Stage: Portland Theater Festival opens another realm with ‘The Thin Place’

When Hilda (Phoebe Parker) was a child, we learn early in Lucas Hnath’s drama “The Thin Place,” she played a special game with her...
four men sit on two couches, some with beer cans in front of them

Older, wiser, snottier: Borderlines carry on pop-punk tradition with ‘Keep Pretending’

In general, you might think of pop-punk as a young person’s music — fast-paced, high-energy, lots of snotty songs about high-school loves lost and...
an image of a white marble sculpture of a dead pearl diver

Art Seen: Katy Kelleher on the dark side of beauty

Katy Kelleher is one of my favorite Maine art writers. Well, actually she’s not really an art writer, though she does often write about...
a group of nine actors pose for a photo

On Stage: From Shakespeare to jukebox musicals, here’s your summer theater preview

After a gorgeous solstice and first days of summer, we Mainers are poised for a theater line-up of seasonal archetypes and pleasures on stages...
A Black-and-white Warbler lay on a Portland sidewalk after colliding with a glass window.

Into the Wild: Designing a bird-safe world

The Black-and-white Warbler shown here began its northward migration sometime early this year. We don’t exactly know where it came from — this species...