Thursday, May 19, 2022

On Screen: Picture science without women like this

Just as so many of us are thinking about both terrifying viruses and systemic bias against marginalized people, a new film examines a realm...

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Portland has burned down no fewer than four times: twice by Indians and the French during the late 1600s, once by the British 1775,...

Milled Pavement rolls into 2020 under ‘Duress’

'Quiet” might not be the right word for it, but Portland’s longest continuously running label has certainly kept things largely underground. You won’t hear...

Outdoor workouts: Group exercise moves to the grass and asphalt

Warrior pose just feels stronger when your feet are in the grass. And kettlebell squats are remarkably more enjoyable when your view is Casco...

On Screen: ‘The Painter and the Thief’ depicts art’s high emotions, strange acts

Early in "The Painter and the Thief," surveillance camera footage shows the retreating forms of two men moved to theft, as they haul two...
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: Life lessons learned in Boston

When my two girls were younger, I made it a point to take their impressionable elementary school-age selves to Boston as often as I...

Into the Wild: Buildings mar the glory of spring bird migration

I don’t know how to be a good environmentalist. More specifically, I struggle with how to share the things I love about nature while...

Leftovers: Magic happens where the sidewalk ends

There’s nothing unusual about taking a walk.  A stroll along Portland's Eastern Prom is glorious on these spring-to-summer days and Old Port nooks and crannies...

Come to the Forest for a Classic summer

Seeing the world through the prism of your internet browser, you may find yourself pining for the analog. Maybe you miss not just physical...
Jan Grieco

Letter from Aroostook: We’ll get through this

Mainers are used to winter being rugged, especially those of us who choose to live in the northernmost and wildest parts of the state. ...