Monday, September 27, 2021

On Stage: Mad Horse, SPACE deliver provocative, layered ‘Appropriate’

The setting of "Appropriate," a decrepit old Arkansas plantation house, is a mess of hoarded boxes, dingy wallpaper, and upholstered Empire chairs splitting at...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: Valentine’s Day massacre is hard to avoid

Servers and savvy diners alike know St. Valentine’s Day is one of the top three rookie events on the Hallmark restaurant calendar. Along with...

Into the Wild: Meet the Cooper’s hawk, Portland’s deadliest bird

Have you ever seen a flock of pigeons flying over Portland and thought about eating one? Just grabbing and chowing down on one of...

A 2-part winter adventure: Hike and sauna

Mountaintop views are distinctly wonderful in the winter, when the naked trees give way to scenes that summer foliage tends to hide.  On winter hikes,...

Art Seen: ‘Happy Agitation’ at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland

There is a sense of the primitive and the primal underlying “Happy Agitation,” a colorful exhibition of 11 artists curated by Chris Patch at...

Acoustic ‘Phalanges’: KGFREEZE puts his finger on Florida Man

Lost in the content craze of streaming services – that “golden age of TV” stuff – has been an appreciation for the art form...

Leftovers: We all scream for Lib’s Dairy Treats

North Deering is a slice of Portland that never made it to the off-peninsula culinary growth chart.  Inundated by chains salivating at drive-through possibilities, this...

Be in the snow(shoes)

I don’t love shoveling snow any more than the next person. And I’m not all that fond of ice-covered windshields. But when my friendly...

On Stage: The universal appeal of ‘Almost, Maine’

Running into an old flame at the Moose Paddy bar, modeling the metaphysics of intimacy using a snowball, and peeling off a dozen winter...

Letter from Aroostook: Roots run deep for Maine Senate President Troy Jackson

On a chill morning two days before the New Year, I drove north to Fort Kent for lunch with Maine Senate President Troy Jackson....