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No new age

Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
Earthsound is for real
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009
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No new age

Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
Earthsound is for real
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009
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Interview: Witch

SONGS FOR THE DEAF AT AS220, COURTESY OF WITCH
Less weed, more speed
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2009
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Drink up!

Santaland gets to the dark heart of Christmas
Santaland gets to the dark heart of Christmas
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 10, 2008
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All Tomorrow’s Parties II

At a festival like All Tomorrow’s Parties — a reminder of why so many of us entered the new millennium with tinnitus — an act like Edan might have seemed way out of place.
Edan at Kutshers Country Resort, Monticello, New York, September 19-21, 2008
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 23, 2008
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Animal house

Each of Sara Gruen’s first three novels have had animal characters who were crucial to the book, but Water for Elephants has made the biggest splash.
Sara Gruen’s fictional menagerie
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2008


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Banq Restaurant + Bar

It’s hard to say we’re in a recession since bank buildings are being made into expensive restaurants.

Put your money where your mouth is


By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 26, 2008
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Exhibitionist

Alex Rose plunges readers down little three- or four-page rabbit holes, so we don’t know where reality leaves off and fantasy begins.
A collection of fabulous imaginings
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 08, 2008
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Twelve by 12

It’s before noon on a Saturday and I’m at the Glass Slipper.
A dozen local filmmakers weave a musical, a serial-killer parody, and 10 other short movies into a cinematic patchwork quilt
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 07, 2007

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Saturday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  November 28, 2007
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Kingston Station

In many ways, Kingston Station is an inferior version of Gaslight, which I reviewed in this space this past week.
On board, but not yet there
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 28, 2007


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Marital law

Susan’s top bone of marital contention involves “Romance.”
You will pay attention to your betrothed
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 14, 2007
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Natural selections

The gorilla is a black blur, out of nowhere, barreling into the cage door — clang! — and then zooming off through the fake rocks and trees.
Gorilla-made paintings at Franklin Park Zoo
By GREG COOK  |  August 14, 2007
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Ho, ho, ho

Unless you’ve been busy catching up on your Kierkegaard, you know that radio shock jock Don Imus is in a heap of trouble.
Thoughts on watching the media culture that Don Imus helped spawn turn on the aging turkey
By EDITORIAL  |  April 11, 2007

See a new world

There’s no need to fret over a potential communication breakdown at this year’s 5th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival.
At the Maine Deaf Film Festival
By KIRAH BROUILLETTE  |  March 14, 2007


Live + in person



By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  January 31, 2007
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Able not to hear

During the years 1796 to 1801, John Brewster Jr. painted the portraits of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Cutts of Saco.
Early American deaf painter John Brewster Jr. at the PMA
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  January 31, 2007
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Changing lives

People who love the arts are fond of saying that art changes our lives. Slideshow: The New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra visits Venezuela and Brazil
 The New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra visits Venezuela and Brazil
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 15, 2006
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Ed Harris does Beethoven

Ed Harris didn’t exactly have to be talked into the title role in director Agnieszka Holland’s Copying Beethoven .
An actor prepares
By JON GARELICK  |  November 08, 2006
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The Quiet

Deaf and mute since the age of seven, teenage foster kid Dot is more than just the loner/loser of her upscale Connecticut high school; she’s a sounding board for all who imagine that she can’t hear their secrets. Watch the trailer for The Quiet   (Qu
Idles in the dark
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  August 30, 2006


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Baxter School tries to ban Phoenix freelancer

In response to our continued efforts to investigate conditions for students at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf on Mackworth Island, the school has attempted to ban Portland Phoenix freelancer Rick Wormwood from the island, which is state-owned
Shooting the messenger
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 17, 2006
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Soundoff


Dana Dunn, "shop bitch" at tattoo shop Pins and Needles, weighs in on songs by Lovewhip and the Leftovers' new album Party Tonight .
By THE PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 13, 2006
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Legendary restarts

If back in 2001 you’d told me or just about any other right-minded music fan that the legendary Mission of Burma would have two new studio albums to their name within five years, the polite response would have been, “Yeah, right.”
Mission of Burma drop the second CD of their second career
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 26, 2006

Letters to the Portland Editor, April 28, 2006

Readers fire back on meteorological misconceptions, our Deaf Film Festival coverage, and As Fast As's whereabouts
 
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  April 26, 2006
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Seen + heard

These could easily be stories of alienation, of separation, of frustration, but they are not in the majority of the fare at the Maine Deaf Film Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 15, on USM’s Portland campus.
The Maine Deaf Film Festival shows everyone a new world
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 12, 2006


Jamestown loses its erection

Jamestown Bridge is falling down, falling down. James­town Bridge is falling down, my fair lady!
The big blow-up could be a spectacle for the ages
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 12, 2006
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Able bodies

Could a deaf person really feel included in a jazz concert?
JazzArtSigns’ complete audience
By JON GARELICK  |  February 27, 2006
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Super graphics

There must be a better word than “graffiti” to describe the site-specific, often text-embracing, street-smart art of the intrepid artists who use their environment as their canvas, plastering buildings, street signs, decaying walls, and skinny lamp posts
“SPOTHUNTERS,” Ryan McGinness, and Christian Marclay
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 22, 2006