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Exploring a massive expansion at Colby’s museum

The Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of art, just opened, has added some 66 percent to the museum’s existing exhibition space, to a total now of some 38,000 square feet. With the gift of the 500 or so objects from the Lunder Coll
 The wonder of Lunder
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 19, 2013

Understanding the Colby College protests

As the first anniversary of Occupy approached, many journalists wrote its obituary, and some called it a failure.
Occupy philanthropy!
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 28, 2012

Review: Modern painter's style showcased at Farnsworth

Alex Katz is one of America's best-known modern artists. His work is so emblematic of art of our time that a graphic showing one of his paintings adorns the subscription card that drops out of my freshly-delivered art magazine every month.
Big, big Katz
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 03, 2010

Bouquets all around

While it is difficult to be very jolly during February, P+J are in a generous mood and are willing to salute a few people, rather than dissect them. Yes, we are just wonderful.
P+J spread the love; haigiography; hate-mongers in the Biggest Little
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 26, 2010

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

Press releases: Confusion and upset

The big Maine media news is that Central Maine Morning Sentinel executive editor Eric Conrad fired reporter Joel Elliott on January 26. (Disclosure: Elliott is a friend and a fellow member of the Maine Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journal

By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2009


The wrong man for hard times

Most Democrats see Barack Obama’s inauguration as a clear-cut, welcome turn to the left.
State House Democrats need to stand up to the governor
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 04, 2009

The business of bubbly

Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin (say that a few times fast) is a woman after my own heart.
A Mainer's new book explores the queen of champagne
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2008

‘New music’ agenda

The Bayside Trio push the boundaries of modern classical music, performing works by living or recent composers.
Modern works performed by the Bayside Trio
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  October 22, 2008

Now's the time

Opportunity Maine is that rare type of public policy — one that enjoys true bipartisan support, and one that is expected to actually work.
A primer on Opportunity Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008

Know your superdelegates

If they choose wisely, they’ll follow the will of the people all the way into the Oval Office.
Democratic insiders in Maine and throughout the country will decide the party's nominee
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  March 12, 2008


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

Quartet for a very long time

Any opportunity to see Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major performed by musicians of this caliber should always be taken.
Catch the PSQ before they head out on tour
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  February 27, 2008

Pops and circumstance

It so happens that Robert Browne Hall (1858-1907), a Maine composer, conductor and cornetist, had associations with numerous Maine bands.
R.B. Hall Day and Independence Pops
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  June 27, 2007

This could be a possibility

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about Democratic state Senator Ethan Strimling of Portland and his plans to run for the 1st Congressional District seat in 2008 (see "Scary Guy," December 15).
 Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 27, 2006

Roll your own

The state’s Clean Election system is even grubbier than you thought.
Under Maine’s campaign-finance system, Clean Election candidates get screwed
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 25, 2006


Blown away

Jean Hay Bright tried once before to run against US Senator Olympia Snowe. Snowe's tracks: How moderate is Maine's senior senator?
Jean Hay Bright’s fight to topple a political icon
By SARA DONNELLY  |  October 18, 2006


Maine is at a unique crossroads.
In search of authentic Maine
By SARA DONNELLY  |  September 27, 2006

Life, examined

Solo performer Mike Daisey has been described as a cross between Noam Chomsky and Jack Black, Spalding Gray and Robin Williams and — my favorite — “Jackie Gleason meets Franz Kafka.”
Delving deeper with Mike Daisey
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2006
Katrina list photo 02/10/06

Surviving Katrina

As one man walked down the street in New Orleans after the hurricane and subsequent levee-break, another man jumped off a building behind him and committed suicide. Later, as the man waded through the water covering a street, he stepped on something sof
Suffering, damage in New Orleans
By ERIN RHODA  |  February 09, 2006