Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Brené Brown

Leftovers: Paging Dr. Brown to stand up to Texas SB 8

Vulnerability has become all the rage.  Fully say what you really mean. Tell someone how you feel about something painful. Stand up for what you...

Letter from Aroostook: Clearing the air on Question 1

We live on the edge of the Great North Woods, more than 3 million acres of privately owned woodlands that are at the heart...
Allison McCall and David Jon Timm in "You Got Older."

On Stage: ‘You Got Older’ is a tender, humorous family affair

Mae is in rough shape. She’s gone through a crappy breakup and, because her boyfriend was also her boss, lost her job. Moving back...
Assasi

Music: From Syria to Biddeford by way of hip-hop

'A lot of hip-hop legends will say that as long as you’re good at what you do, it’s accepted,” says Assasi, a rapper who...
Ronald and Nancy Reagan

Leftovers: Clear-cut messages for the common good 

"You say, 'Yes,' I say, 'No' "You say, 'Stop' and I say, 'Go, go, go' "Oh no" — The Beatles, "Hello Goodbye" Language is an eternal master with...
Masho Gebremikael

Game On: USM cross-country runner’s career mirrors his life

It’s not about where Masho Gebremikael starts, but where he finishes. “Every time I get to the track I’m thinking, ‘I want to run a...
Nick Lund

Into the Wild: ‘The greatest mushroom year in living memory’

We told Chris Hafford, sales director at Banded Brewing and longtime forager, that we had something special to show him after the event was...
Down East Sunrise Trail

Rail trail ride: Bike the 87-mile Down East Sunrise Trail

For more than 80 years, freight and passenger trains chugged through the Calais Branch Railroad Corridor, passing through forest crowded with pines, maples, and...
Untitled watercolor by Leo Rabkin

Art Seen: Rabkin rewards art writing

The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation is a Portland-based nonprofit that is quietly making a national name for itself. It would like to become...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: For some, homelessness hits too close to home

Weaving its way through the Nextdoor "neighbor-to-neighbor'' website was a winding thread about a homeless sighting (or an encampment as one commenter called it)...