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Friday sees a one-day-only art installation

This week's Art Walk is replete with holiday shows, bazaars, and craft fairs.
No longer vacant
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 02, 2011
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Multiple layers of looking

Dan Dowd's installation "Anna Hepler's Head" fills the cavernous space of the Coleman Burke Gallery with photographs and three-dimensional objects that light-heartedly ask serious questions about artistic observation and the transmission of visual inform
One beautiful head and another's questions
By BRITTA KONAU  |  September 02, 2011

Masque and Gown perform Closer at Bowdoin College


Bowdoin College's Masque and Gown theater ensemble perform a weekend-long run of Patrick Marber's Closer, a morality play whose acclaim and appeal have traveled far...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2010
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Further adventures in literary obsession and authenticity with Brock Clarke

Reviewing Brock Clarke's last novel, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England (Algonquin), three years ago — before the author moved to Portland, started teaching at Bowdoin College, and released his new book, Exley , which he'll read at
Idolatry in Watertown
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 15, 2010

Diane Benedict at Bowdoin College's Moulton Union


The annual, free public reading series in conjunction with USM's Stonecoast Writers Conference begins this evening at 7:30 pm, when Diane Benedict (of acclaimed story...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010
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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010


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Confidence men (and women)

For a slice of Portland and scattered folks throughout New England and beyond, Spouse are downright seminal indie rockers.
Spouse open up on their fifth full-length
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2010

The way robots should be

While Ray Kurzweil pursues the Nanotech Revolution, robotics researchers in Maine are chasing their own futuristic outcomes. Here’s what’s new on the local robot scene (didn’t know we had one of those, didja?).
Maine’s burgeoning automaton population
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 30, 2010
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Little surprise

At the tag end of a dispiriting day of gallery visiting I happened into the Bowdoin College Museum to see their collection of Warhol Polaroids matched with a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting. That's a sure recipe for ongoing gloom, but it was on my way, so
American painters cross the pond
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 05, 2010
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Creating a legend

The soldiers of the 20th Maine Regiment marched quickly into the night, moving west from Hanover toward Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1863.
How Little Round Top made Chamberlain a hero
By DONALD G. FULTON  |  January 08, 2010
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Looking back to climb forward

It's been four years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Its causes and ramifications, though, extend much farther into both the past and the future. So say Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, Brooklyn-based spoken-word and multimedia artis
Katrina's aftermath
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 11, 2009


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Glorious bastards

Few bands could serve as a better case study on the influence of Internet hype on mainstream media and popular acceptance than Deerhunter. Before the band "broke" in early 2007, to a glowing Pitchfork review of their album Cryptograms , the Atlanta fo
Deerhunter's path from divisive buzz band to indie royalty
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 04, 2009

Stonecoast Summer Writers' Conference


The prestigious Stonecoast Summer Writers' Conference opens its doors to public readings for the next few days. Tonight at Bowdoin College's Moulton Union, Ravi Shankar...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009
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Sporting Eye

There were 7800 official entries and between 2000 and 3000 others along for the ride. By our crude calculations, the leaders were a mile and a half into the course by the time the last runner crossed the starting line.
See how they ran: No loneliness for these long-distance athletes
By GEORGE KIMBALL and MICHAEL GEE  |  May 01, 2009
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State of the arts

In Portland, and around Southern Maine, developing trends hold promise for our changing, but still cantankerously distinct, artistic character to act as a new kind of cultural reflection.
Emerging trends and promising futures for Portland artists
By IAN PAIGE  |  April 03, 2009

Portland Music News: February 27, 2009

Bettencourt, Choate, Moshe all in town
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2009


I wanna know all about you

Here at the Hernia Hill Institute of Unquantifiable Econometrics and Daytime Drinking, internationally renowned scholars are constantly thinking about Maine's fiscal crisis. Except during happy hour.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 18, 2009
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Interview: Randy Regier

Randy Regier, 44, received his MFA from the Maine College of Art and is now an instructor there and at Bowdoin College. He is the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission 2009 Fellowship and is currently exhibiting two installations.
Living the dream
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 11, 2009

Playing the angel

Former congressman David Emery’s correct in thinking that public campaign financing is a luxury the state can’t afford, but his aversion to Clean Election money seems to be more a matter of convenience than conviction.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 27, 2008
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Hipster University

On-campus concerts — for us graduates or college abstainers — offer a lot to complain about, but it’s worth taking a chance on a college gig or two this year.  
College rock hits the campus circuit
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 16, 2008
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New beginnings

Step into any classical music rehearsal space right now and you can almost taste the excitement.
Classical music comes alive this fall
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  September 10, 2008


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Devil in the details

A small solo show of Andrea Sulzer’s drawings and woodcuts at the Bowdoin Museum of Art, entitled “After Nature,” is nothing short of riveting.
Andrea Sulzer’s “After Nature” is a must-see
By IAN PAIGE  |  July 23, 2008
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Form to a voice

Only 24 years old, Klimt has transitioned from his studies at Bowdoin College to a life in Portland as a professional artist and an adventuresome alter ego that has traversed as far as Antarctica.
Questions for Carl Klimt
By IAN PAIGE  |  July 02, 2008
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Beethoven summer

The only music festival in Maine to be mentioned in the New York Times "Summer Stages" segment, this spectacular music fest can be appreciated by classical connoisseurs and novices alike.
At the Bowdoin International Music Festival
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  June 18, 2008
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Jobs with a future

A fifth/a quarter/a third of all jobs that people will be doing in 15/20/25 years have yet to be conceived, or the job you’re doing now won’t exist in 20 years, or not in the way you do it now.
With the job market in flux, how can colleges prepare students for any career?
By F.S. WOLFE  |  April 28, 2008
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Fishing for filmmakers

When you can make Shreveport look like Bridgton for less money, what’s the bottom-line allure of filming in Maine?
Maine struggles to attract the movie industry
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008


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Expanded within

On the inside, though, it feels like a much larger museum has been magically folded into the fine old neo-classical structure.
A look at the newly re-opened Bowdoin College Museum of Art
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  March 06, 2008
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The outsiders

Just a few months ago, the story-line of Maine’s 2008 US Senate race seemed inevitable.
None of Maine’s indy candidates can win a seat in the US Senate, but they will have a say in who does
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 05, 2008
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Beyond illbient

When I get DJ Spooky on the phone a week ago Tuesday, he’s fresh home in New York City from Antarctica.
DJ Spooky goes global
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2008
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Nature times three

Lauren Fensterstock’s new show is black and dirty.
A conversation with Lauren Fensterstock
By IAN PAIGE  |  September 19, 2007