Friday, May 27, 2022

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. ...

Hiking and history come together in Bath

Maine’s caves could tell some stories, if they were the talking sort. But they’re not saying a word. Caves are nature’s secret-keepers, their recesses running...

On Screen: Dark and disturbing, animated ‘The Wolf House’ isn’t for kids

A lot of things about the 2018 film "La Casa Lobo" ("The Wolf House"), by the Chilean filmmakers Cristobal Leon and Joaquin Cocina, shape-shift...

Drinking the Clorox: The radical transparency of Spose

There is artistic risk in taking the volume approach to releases that Spose (Wells, Maine’s most famous rapper lives in Sanford now) has taken....
Natalie Ladd

Leftovers: ‘Dogs and kids always know’

My mother used to say young children and dogs are best at judging a person’s character. For years, I attributed this generalization to Fivel...

No better time to run, swim, paddle or bike

Charging along the residential streets of coastal Maine under the summer sun, your pace bolstered by clanging bells, the shouts of cheering spectators, and...

On Screen: Films honor grief, suffering, action, bravery

The movements of grief are intricate, penetrating, and cyclical. American culture offers few collective rituals that honor this complexity, and so the work of...