Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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Three actors play kittens in a play at the Children's Theatre

On Stage: A toddler-friendly play of sleuthing kittens at Children’s Museum & Theatre of...

A wintry mystery is afoot at the Children’s Theatre and Museum of Maine: Three little kittens have lost some of their outerwear!  They’re soon on...
Zeke Stern of Green Lion Crew

Green Revolution: A major reggae release from…Cape Neddick

One of the interesting things to watch as cannabis has become legal and come into the mainstream is the emergence of cannabis culture into...
Michael Kolster's photograph of his wife and son playing in the grass

Art Seen: Michael Kolster’s devoted photographs of family life at UNE Art Gallery

Michael Kolster’s “Home and Other Realms” at the University of New England Gallery in Portland (through Jan. 22) is a perfect exhibition for a...
the author's dad and his girlfriend Louise

Leftovers: When Nubs met Louise

My mother, The Betty, was still running the show days before her death in September of 2019. She made sure to remind me to...
Jake Cote, Sabrina Gallego, Joe Bearor and Maya Williams on the set of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee

On Stage: ‘Straight White Men’ confront expectations at Mad Horse Theatre Company

Broadly speaking, straight white men have fucked up a lot of things for a lot of people. But as we reckon with the harm...
a hiker sits on a throne at the top of Piper Mountain

Piper Rock: Stone thrones and summit vistas

Look at your kingdom, you are finally there! To sit on your throne as the Prince of Fresh Air. No doubt about it, you’ll feel...
Nick Lund

Into the Wild: Best places to camp in Katahdin Woods and Waters NM

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in Maine’s newest national park unit, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It’s a gorgeous place,...
Michelle Beaulieu-Morgan's "A Brief History of How Music Made Me" is an embroidery with images of scenes and tokens from queer history

Art Seen: Speedwell Projects group show expands ‘multitudes of ways queerness can exist’

Speedwell Projects in Portland did not start out as a gallery dedicated to correcting the inequality women artists suffer in the art world. Founded...

Present Tense: Spending time with Kafari’s ‘Riffs and Lullabies’

It’s tempting to pine for the good old days of music listening. Those sturdy packages, legible liner notes on pleasingly printed paper, resulted from...
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Leftovers: Mixing it up for good

Meghan Kirschbaum remembers the day she went to Kohl’s with her mother to buy a new stand-up mixer for their kitchen. Together, they looked...