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Portland’s Fringes are full of energy

Starting Tuesday, Portland will be briefly and absolutely awash in new, experimental, and edgy works of theater — more than 60(!) shows to be staged in a little under a week.
Living on the edge
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 22, 2012

Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick: Then and Now

Herman Melville's epic and innovative novel Moby-Dick , the linchpin of 19th- and 20th-century American literature, is quite the ambitious model for imitation.
A whale of a metaphor
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 30, 2012

At the Athenaeum, Moby-Dick turns 160

It's been 160 years since the publication of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and the Providence Athenaeum has been celebrating with a lecture series, "Hark! The White Whale!"
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 28, 2011

Author sees poetry and prose through the trees

The plan was simple, if nerdy: New York novelist and English teacher Richard Horan would visit the historic sites and childhood homes of famous authors (along with some notable historical and cultural figures).
Planting Seeds
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 13, 2011

Review: Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival marks a decade

For 10 years now, Acorn Productions has provided an annual platform for both new and established Maine playwrights to see their work enacted by live bodies under hot lights.
Ten new plays
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 22, 2011

The New 3 R's

A Message From the Office of Devolution
By DAVID KISH  |  March 12, 2010


Epic Win

It never seemed possible, but metal is finally getting comfortable with indie-rock proportions. What once required enormous stages with catwalks and hyperactive spark machines now really needs only kids throwing all-ages shows in basements. It's a bit m
The Martyrdom of Junius
By MATT PARISH  |  December 11, 2009

Killing me softly

A sailor is mopping the deck of a large vessel when a fellow shipmate approaches. Suddenly, the shipmate climbs onto a wooden chair, reaches for the refrigerator, and swings the freezer door smack in the face of the hard-working deckhand, who collapses
'This Is Killing Me,' Guy Ben-Ner, and George Cochrane at Mass MoCA
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  May 08, 2009

Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick goes to DC

In 2006, Pitts-Wiley wrote Moby Dick: Then and Now , a theatrical version of Herman Melville’s book, which joined the story of Captain Ahab chasing a great white whale to an urban tale of teenagers chasing “that Great White Thing” — cocaine.
Whale tale
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008

Where is the love?

Within a couple months of its release, Brokeback Mountain went from being simply a well-made, serious film to a widely recognized, highly satirized cultural artifact.
Brokeback Mountain perfectly captures our ambivalence about marriage — gay and straight
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 06, 2006