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Occupy Cape Cod is showing the kids that experience pays off
I've seen the future of Occupy. It was wearing sensible beige walking shoes, boots of the non-combat variety, and, in some cases, sweater vests and pressed button-downs.
| April 06, 2012
The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards
A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
| July 02, 2010
Cindy Bullens to run for state senate
Is Cindy Bullens the first Grammy-nominated musician to run for Maine Senate?
Rock and Poll
| April 09, 2010
Barring the way to public records
The Maine Legislature is considering a move that will make it more difficult for concerned citizens to find out what their government is up to.
More Government Fees
| March 19, 2010
We heart even more people!
We were right. We told you two weeks ago that any list of Portland's Most Influential people was inherently incomplete — and so it was.
| February 26, 2010
We are born this way
About 10 years ago, a young man was on his way to becoming a young woman.
Discovering what it means to be transgender
| February 26, 2010
How the other half eats?
Seeking to understand our once-and-future masters, I headed up to Falmouth, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats, to examine how they eat. I followed some expensive sedans to Johnny's Bistro.
Sampling suburban fare in Falmouth
| February 19, 2010
Bus fares set to climb
A quick primer on local bus fares and ridership, and whether (and how) to raise those numbers.
| January 29, 2010
With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
| November 27, 2009
It’s a few days after Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and Rebecca Watson is posted up at the Asgard, a popular bar down the road from MIT, passing out leaflets promoting an upcoming “Skeptics in the Pub” event.
Pseudoscience debunkers and original thinkers unite in their lack of faith
| March 18, 2009
Growing good air
What's greener than houseplants?
| February 18, 2009
A moral dilemma
We need serious action and strong leadership — and a public trust that is unlikely to be given.
State and local politics is paralyzed by fear
| November 25, 2008
State council snubs artists
On October 8, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill establishing a first-in-the-nation state-level Creative Economy Council.
Okay, Define 'Creative'
| November 05, 2008
A few other races to note
You can get your fill of reading about the presidential, congressional, state-legislative, city-council, and school-committee races a few pages farther on, but there are a few other questions Portlanders will have to vote on this Tuesday.
Down the ballot
| October 29, 2008
Unable to vote, teens volunteer
Come November 4, they won’t even be able to vote. But for some motivated teenagers, that disenfranchisement doesn’t translate into disinterest.
| October 22, 2008
The mouths of babes
The terrorism of emotional manipulation and smear campaigns is certainly alive and well anywhere that somebody wants a certain kind of power.
Mad Horse’s chilling season opener
| October 16, 2008
This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
| September 10, 2008
Laymoon is lemon
El-taha’s house in Falmouth is populated with an easy Lebanese-American combo-culture.
How a Lebanese woman makes tabouleh
| August 27, 2008
A county primary
Four Portland Democrats are competing to represent Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, and Long and Chebeague islands on the three-person Cumberland County Commission.
| June 04, 2008
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
| April 02, 2008
Love it at Leavitt's
Besides, the bottle of Wolftrap is ample distraction from your time- and money-saving approach.
Ready-made, or ingredients, with plenty of wine
| March 05, 2008
As flight attendants do with pin-on airline wings, TrainRiders hosts used to distribute blue “I rode the Amtrak Downeaster today” stickers to children only.
Local train proposals seek funding, find support
| February 06, 2008
Inarticulate speech of the heart
Incoherent politicians are as common as criminals. Although not quite as beneficial to society.
Politics and other mistakes
| December 05, 2007
Stephen Pace came of age in New York in the circle of artists that included Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, and his particular friend Milton Avery.
Quality of light and experience develop over decades
| November 28, 2007
Gambling on voters
Do you want to expand gambling in Maine by letting the Passamaquoddy Tribe build and operate a slot-machine parlor, high-stakes beano games, and a harness-racing track in Washington County?
Downeast Mainers pin their hopes on the turn of the ballots
| October 25, 2007
“Tell how it’s gonna be,” Lennie prods George, again and again.
Mad Horse's mice are also men
| October 03, 2007
With a blank slate, anything’s possible. Plus, Art on Decks
Today, the cracked and faded tennis courts off St James Street are nothing much to look at.
| September 05, 2007
Heck, they could have made it on Mars.
Lights at the End of the World | Mute
| June 11, 2007
Readers' picks 2007: City Life
Roxanne Huff, Old Orchard Beach, Francisco's at the Blue House Café, and more
Best bartender, best beach, best tattoo artist, best people-watching, and more
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| April 19, 2007
The League: A short history
| March 28, 2007
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