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Food co-op gets cash infusion, storefront space

North Haven business maven and philanthropist Donald Sussman has donated space (five years, rent-free) and money ($40,000) to the Portland Food Cooperative (PFC), which will allow that organization to have its own distribution space and eventually opera
Downtown dispatch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 01, 2010

Marriage activists get closure, look forward

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree expressed what many in the room were feeling at Equality Maine’s annual dinner celebration on Saturday night: the function room at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on Spring Street elicits “a little bit of PTSD” for Maine’s gay-ri
Moving on
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2010
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Tough enough

It’s hard to do genuinely new things with roots music, but the Toughcats have proven with their second album what everybody suspected after hearing their first: They are one of the most creative and inventive bands going today.
Stroll, hop, or Run to the Mill
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 02, 2010

The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries

Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010
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Greens see red, must seek more green

In a move Maine Green Independent Party leaders say unfairly targets them, but that Maine Democrats say is simply protecting taxpayer money, the Legislature last month passed a law requiring gubernatorial candidates to raise tens of thousands of dollar
Campaign planning
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 31, 2009

Halloween Dance Party

Portland brought out its dead for SPACE Gallery’s annual Halloween smash on Friday.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, October 31, 2008
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  November 05, 2008


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Break it easy

When I ask Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier about the mythological references on their new Offend Maggie , he riffs on the question itself.  
Deerhoof loosen up on Offend Maggie
By DANIEL DENORCH  |  October 15, 2008

Facebooking the convention

We rounded up a few Maine luminaries who’ve alighted in the Mile High City for the Democratic National Convention, and translated their observations into Facebook speak.
News feed
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008
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Welcome to Shangri-La

The first annual Shangri-La Festival, which will be held at the Fairgrounds in Blue Hill boasts an impressive lineup that spans generations and genres.
Maine's newest music fest begins Friday in Blue Hill
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 30, 2008

Twist in my story

This is a cautionary tale about people who don’t know what they’re talking about.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 23, 2008
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Bishop, after all

To enter a Bishop poem with the mind and senses wide open is to be scrubbed back to first principles.
The ‘poet’s poet’ gets canonized
By SVEN BIRKERTS  |  February 05, 2008


Life in cartoon motion

Welcome to the Public Broadcasting System’s new show, What Were You Thinking, You Idiot?
Politics and ohter mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2008
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D.C. wannabes

Already some candidates have come and gone, but the field remains wide open as candidates prepare for the June 2008 primaries.
Twelve people want to represent you in Washington; we explain who they are as the winnowing begins
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Out on the town

I managed to see (or overhear) 19 bands over a four-day stretch.
Music seen, Thursday, May 24-Sunday, May 27
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 30, 2007

Portland scene report: March 16, 2007

We won’t pretend to have been huge Bill Chinook aficionados, but news of his passing, possibly by suicide, certainly comes as sad news.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 14, 2007
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Milk Man ballet hits DVD

Next thing you know, footage of the show leaked onto YouTube, ears were perked, and the misinformation started flying.
Now screening
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 14, 2007


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Milk me

You saw the best concert of the year, now see the . . . ballet!?
Hoofing it
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 29, 2006
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Don't call it clawhammer

Of the 3877 songs currently on my iPod (generation two, 20 gigs) none had “unclassifiable” in the genre description until I loaded the Toughcats’ debut full-length into my iTunes.
The Tough cats hit the mainland with Piñata
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 29, 2006

Until there’s nothing left of us

Hey, all you Maine Republicans wallowing in self-pity, after losing the election: snap out of it.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 15, 2006
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The girls of summer

Americans, Henry James wrote in 1867, “can pick and choose and assimilate and in short (æsthetically, etc.) claim our property wherever we find it.”
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 10, 2006
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Giving up

Lobbyists in the Maine State House outnumber legislators and do everything from write laws to raise political-campaign funds, so regulating lobbyists has long been a progressive priority.
What’s the matter with Maine   progressives?
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 02, 2006