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Review: Scallops and lamb soar at Havana South
If you visit the Web site of Havana South, a new restaurant in the Old Port, you will find a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama looking handsome and happy.
Hitting the high points
| September 03, 2010
Beyond the State: What's reopening where
As we enter Portland's busy season, there are several comings-and-goings (we'll focus on the comings and less on the goings) to keep track of as we plan our summer outings and evenings on the town.
| June 25, 2010
Anti-solitary campaign expands
As the February 17 State House public hearing approaches on the bill to restrict solitary confinement at the Maine State Prison, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), which sparked national debate about Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo, has a
Stopping Supermax Torture
| February 05, 2010
Back to school
Some of us know (or think we know) our paths from a young age. We follow those trails through 12 years of school, and then four (plus) more. Some of us don't. We flounder, we search, we know what we want but we don't know how to achieve it. The crucial
Coloring outside the educational lines
| January 22, 2010
The events of the last decade have spoiled our taste for speculation.
New and renewed flavors in Portland's food scene
| January 01, 2010
They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
| November 06, 2009
Wanted: a right-wing wacko to run for governor of Maine.
Maine’s GOP is suffering from a muddle in the middle
| October 16, 2009
For centuries, sundry artists have extolled Maine as a locale for all sort of idylls and creations. This weekend, a series of plays will limn our state's romanticism with seductive specificity: as a setting for imaginative and sensual women loving wome
Reclaiming the state's history and image
| August 28, 2009
Greens see red, must seek more green
In a move Maine Green Independent Party leaders say unfairly targets them, but that Maine Democrats say is simply protecting taxpayer money, the Legislature last month passed a law requiring gubernatorial candidates to raise tens of thousands of dollar
| July 31, 2009
There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
| June 26, 2009
I've got you under my skin
The first rule for running a successful race for governor is never to say anything of substance about anything. Taking even the most innocuous of positions (Do you think Maine should have an official state skin disease?) will only cost a candidate vote
Politics and other mistakes
| June 12, 2009
Maine Greens readying for 2010
The Maine Green Independent Party, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009, announced its seven-member steering committee after its annual convention in Augusta early this month.
To the left, to the left
| May 15, 2009
Gulf War vet 'saved' by Phoenix article
Yesterday, we published "Soldiers Committing Suicide," by Jason Notte, and just hours later, Mike Fitzgerald left our Portland editor a voicemail saying he's experiencing the same things a man described in the story had.
Portland Marine Corps vet shares his heart-wrenching story
| March 13, 2009
What I learned from Free Fare Friday
Truth be told, I am an elitist asshole who rarely takes the bus.
| July 23, 2008
We told you so
FairPoint’s transition has been slow, and is already four months behind schedule.
FairPoint’s phone-line takeover is as bad as regulators feared.
| July 02, 2008
Judge orders injections for Maine prisoner
A Maryland court has ordered Maine prisoner Deane Brown to be forcibly injected with insulin, if necessary.
| April 23, 2008
Symphony of buds
Apart from being an ephemeral player in the local music scene — he played at Strange Maine last fall, while living in Bar Harbor — New Hampshire-based upright bassist Nat Baldwin has some very influential friends.
Nat Baldwin and friends make a familiar but beguiling album
| April 16, 2008
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
| February 27, 2008
A “good” tax break in the making
Legislative leadership supports it, and so does Governor John Baldacci. Last year, the Taxation Committee gave it a unanimous “ought to pass” report. It looks golden.
| February 20, 2008
Tear me apart
Are people in southern Maine finally smartening up?
Politics and other mistakes
| December 12, 2007
On record, Baldwin’s songs are lushly arranged and well-populated with guitar and effects.
Music seen at Strange Maine, October 11, 2007
| October 24, 2007
Exiled Maine prisoners report abuse, danger
Maine corrections officials and Governor John Baldacci refuse to comment on them or the state’s responsibility for their care.
| September 26, 2007
Fall out boys and girls
Everything about that sounds worldly and intellectually satisfying, something you could say for much of what’s happening this fall on the local music front.
Somehow, things heat up as summer closes
| September 12, 2007
When you go to Old Orchard Beach and ask Barbra Womack where she’s from, she says “down the street.”
Some unlikely players join the fight against the gentrification of Old Orchard Beach
| August 08, 2007
Maine prison bosses violate court orders
In the activist climate of an earlier era, a Maine legal-aid group brought and won three prisoner-rights lawsuits against state corrections officials.
Department of Corrections ignores federal rulings going back to the 1970s
| June 27, 2007
Classic summer starts with a rock-and-roll fundraiser?
Romantic performances statewide
| June 13, 2007
Ride, don't drive
This summer, with price gouging at the pumps at an all-time high, motoring vacations promise to be an even more miserable travel experience than usual.
Oil companies gouge us every time we get behind the wheel, so try a no-car vacation
| June 11, 2007
Inmate sues prison officials in federal court
Did the Maine Department of Corrections violate the First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee by keeping inmate and human-rights activist Deane Brown from contact with the news media?
First amendment watch
| May 18, 2007
Editors' picks: Food
Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more.
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2007
Statewide protests Saturday
In nearly 100 communities around Maine, citizens will protest the Iraq war on Saturday.
Locals rise up against Iraq war
| March 14, 2007
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