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‘A wonderful, magical animal’

The Simpsons, "Lisa the Vegetarian," episode 705, 1995
Homeric Wisdom
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 01, 2013

Shows at two museums combine for a real lesson

The connections between Frank W. Benson (1862-1951) and Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and the Portland Art Society are pretty straightforward.
Three Maine masters
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  August 17, 2012

Homer’s epic, in puppets

Our story thus far: The war is over! No, not the Iraq War, but one of even more mythological origins: After ten years of battle against Troy, the victorious war hero Odysseus, whose distinctively phallic sword arm has a life of its own, is poised to fina
Stringed instruments
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 09, 2012