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Twelve sweet ideas for Maine in 2012

With the new year upon us, we're looking into the future to see what things will be making Maine better in the coming 12 months. Here's a selection of things we'll be watching — and you should, too.
Better by the dozen
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Brave new RISD

The Rhode Island School of Design, for all its artful ambition, is a conservative place. Students draw. They mold clay. They are awash in taxidermy. So there was more than a little anxiety when John Maeda — sneaker designer, MIT professor, digital media
After a year at the helm, president John Maeda is balancing broad shifts in the worlds of art, design, and business
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 29, 2009

Daniel Nagrin

Daniel Nagrin was one of the last surviving stars of modern dance's second generation.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 07, 2009

Can't drive 55

This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 12, 2007

Tennessee two-step

Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2007

Pure idiocy

We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 07, 2007


Willie returns

Remember Willie Williams?
Sports blotter: "Never fade away" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 03, 2007

Zzzzzzz . . .

We get one of these about once a year, the jock-asleep-in-car-with-engine-running story.
Sports blotter: "Sawing wood" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 29, 2007

Fish fry

Add another one to the list.
Sports blotter: "More tasing" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 01, 2007

Too high

One wonders, at times, if there is some kind of Norse God of sports crime.
Sports blotter: "T-High" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 25, 2007

Culture war

One media outlet swallows another, jobs are lost and egos bruised, and allegations of bad faith fly.
Last year’s New Times–Village Voice media merger pitted two kinds of journalism against each other. Guess who won?
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 02, 2007


Inconvenient questions

Even those who hate him will admit that Al Gore is a man with the facts at his fingertips, so I was surprised when he fumbled my first question.
Al Gore warms to his subject
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 31, 2006