Monday, January 24, 2022
"Twelfth Night" cast

On Stage: A ‘Twelfth Night’ worthy of the season

Editor's Note: Fenix Theatre Company canceled the remaining performances of "Twelfth Night" on Wednesday, Dec. 15, after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19....
"Mr. Magic," Ellen Golden

Art Seen: The dialogue of Duane Paluska and Ellen Golden

In 2019, artist couple Duane Paluska and Ellen Golden exhibited together at Icon Contemporary Art, the Brunswick gallery Paluska operated for some 30 years...
Regan Lane Christmas

Leftovers: Outward show only hints at the inner glow of Christmas

My tiny condo is in a complex that links up to a neighborhood of 1980s single-family homes. Pride of ownership is evident by the...
Gorman Chairback Lodge

Winter oasis: Ski in, stay at Gorman Chairback Lodge in Greenville

It’s easy to fancy yourself a bold winter explorer as you cross-country ski the backcountry trails of Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness. The solitude on the...
Bee Daniel and Ryan Adams

Leftovers: A time for remembrance, hope, compassion

There’s a bright, engaging wall mural on the back of Coffee By Design’s mothership store on Diamond Street. It’s a kaleidoscope of color with...
Hannah Daly and Janice Gardner

On Stage: Wisdom, humor, superb performances in ‘Dying to Know’

Maura (Janice Gardner) is of the Dylan Thomas school when it comes to death: she rages, rages against it. She fumbles and chafes against...
Toby McAllister

Country dreamin’: Sparks The Rescue reunion done, Toby McAllister savors the solo life

It would be interesting to know just how many truly full-time musicians there are in Maine, folks out there who pay the bills solely...

Art Seen: John Duncan’s Portland past

You’ll have to forgive those of us who lived in Portland during the down years of the 1970s for having a certain nostalgia for...

Leftovers: On stage or not, ‘A Christmas Carol’ lives on

It only took Charles Dickens six weeks to write "A Christmas Carol." In 1843 he didn’t have Wite-Out, spellcheck, or Alexa. But Dickens succeeded...
Nick Lund

Into the Wild: Progress is possible

Climate change feels like an overwhelming and intractable crisis. Dire predictions are not only coming true but are falling short of the realities of...