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Camp closes; curfew passes; activism continues

Let's just say it: The first phase of OccupyMaine ended with a fizzle, not a bang. The showing at Friday's 10 pm deadline for Occupiers to be out of Lincoln Park was poor.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 17, 2012

Court looms; camp signs missing

OccupyMaine has filed its comments on the city's reality-detached answer to Occupy's lawsuit, and a hearing on the Occupiers' request for court protection from city eviction is scheduled for next week.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 20, 2012
First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk

  FRIDAY 3 ART & PLAY Unlike the rest of the local scene, the First Friday Art Walk finds itself running on full steam on...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009
poetry list

Warring with words

Five local poets are heading to West Palm Beach, Florida, to represent Maine in the 2009 National Poetry Slam during the first week of August. The event has taken place in a different city every year since 1990; in 1995, Maine took fourth place, and la
Maine team heading to national slam
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 12, 2009

Good riddance

Kennebunk activist Jamilla El-Shafei is at it again.
Maine activist plans shoe-hurling action
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009

The Year in Green

I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008


Scrutiny of the bounty

I'm an enthusiastic guy, and maybe prone to hyperbole from time to time, but it's hard to argue that 2008 wasn't an all-time banner year for music created here in the Portland area.
Was 2008 the best year ever for local music releases?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 23, 2008

Kicking the bottle

As several Maine towns battle the plans of Poland Spring to expand water-pumping operations across the state, a group of water-rights activists will bring the issue to Portland this Saturday.
Water supply
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  November 26, 2008

Murky and bright

It's notable that Tarpigh won't play their own CD-release show this Saturday. That would be the normal thing to do. And Tarpigh have never given Portland anything normal or predictable.
Tarpigh return: Where did they go?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008

Portland scene report: November 21, 2008

Sibilance starts now

Dylan Metrano & Paper Birds + Castanets

A well-attended show at the Meg Perry Center Sunday featured the debut of a new local supergroup of sorts, Dylan Metrano & Paper Birds.
Music seen at Meg Perry Center, October 26, 2008
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 29, 2008


Real activists know Jimmy Higgins

The changes 21st-century presidential candidates talk about are modest in comparison with the radical leftist politics of the first half of the last century.
Learning from history
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 23, 2008

Hitting Bottom

Lamb may insist he’s an everyman — “My heart is valve and ventricle and flesh” — but this Brown Bird truly soars.
Brown Bird return on the spring winds with an aching beauty
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2008

Portland scene report: December 28, 2007

Our favorite SoPo troubalords, Fire on Fire , continue to rack up praise on the Web and beyond.
Sibilance starts now

White Light + Frank A.M.

Relaxation was the theme of the night’s Strange Maine performance, in concept if not in execution.
Music seen at Strange Maine, November 10, 2007
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 20, 2007

Peace + Justice Center shutting down

“The [center] offered a low-cost way for small nonprofits to have their own office space,” says Betsy Smith of Equality Maine.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 05, 2007