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If you want this summer’s eerie subject matter to hit a bit closer to home, or a bit closer to reality, check out Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State , by Michelle Souliere (The History Press; $17.99).
Seeking the Pine Tree State’s weirder side
| June 18, 2010
High and low culture from Japan
Attention, admirers of quirky kitsch and over-the-top aesthetics: hit PAUSE on that Belle and Sebastian record for a second.
Art of the Hole Dept.
| June 04, 2010
What’s a tree without roots? Usually it’s the kitchen cabinet or a sheaf of inkjet paper, but for Maine artist Jacob Galle, the answer is a lot less complicated.
A suspended forest in Brunswick
| April 30, 2010
Book Review: The Tin Drum
There are — and have always been — two Günter Grasses. There's the Grass who was born in Danzig and the Grass who was born in Gdansk.
Günter Grass and Tin Drum 2
| December 18, 2009
Ode to fiddleheads
Do you have pteridomania?
| May 15, 2009
Growing good air
What's greener than houseplants?
| February 18, 2009
Love and politics
In Boleros for the Disenchanted , Puerto Rican–born José Rivera looks beyond the fairy dust and sexual spark to probe the full meaning of “till death do us part.”
Boleros for the Disenchanted ; November ; Martha Mitchell Calling
| October 21, 2008
If you want to know what the future holds, take a ride up to the Desert of Maine in Freeport.
The real lesson of the Desert of Maine
| June 18, 2008
Sleeping with the enemy
Who knew the azure waters off the Amalfi Coast flowed into the River Styx?
Tennessee Williams’s Milk Train stops in Hartford
| June 03, 2008
Fiddling with fiddleheads
The fiddlehead is Maine’s simplest, and quite possibly Maine’s most revered, delicacy.
A seasonal treat, explained
| May 28, 2008
When we think of global warming, we picture glaciers melting, sunbathing polar bears, and The Day After Tomorrow .
Global-warming study looks local
| April 18, 2007
Meaning of life
Over the ten years of their daughter Joe’s life, middle-class Sheila and Bri (Lisa Muller-Jones and Dave Currier) have given her dozens of different personalities.
Mad Horse explores Joe Egg’s existence
| February 07, 2007
Providence artist Cristin Searles’s cloth sculptures sprout from the walls of Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery like an infestation — but in a good way.
Cristin Searles’s playful “Installation”
| December 12, 2006
City of the dead
Some are simple slabs, inscribed only with a name and two dates. Others are enormous and imposing: stylized Etruscan sarcophagi, sculpted Grecian urns.
Mount Auburn Cemetery looks back on 175 years — and ahead to an eternal future
| November 30, 2006
Sea invaders pose a threat to Narragansett Bay
Invasive plants are displacing Rhode Island’s native vegetation, changing the landscape and making it more difficult for amphibians, fish, and birds to survive.
| October 11, 2006
The authors of Finding Amy: A True Story of Murder in Maine had no way of knowing their book would come out at a time when the Portland City Council was talking about how to control the nightlife in the city’s busiest district.
New book recounts the hunt for a woman and her killer
| May 10, 2006
Stepping in it
You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie.
Brown shows how not to build one’s war chest
| March 08, 2006
Portland artist, musician, and curator Colleen Kinsella speaks with the Phoenix about this year’s WORKNOT project and its relationship to her own practice.
Catching up with Colleen Kinsella
| February 22, 2006
Look, Ma! No TV!
As Internet video clips proliferate and spread like kudzu, it’s getting hard to keep up on all that’s out there just waiting to be watched.
A democratic Youtube
| February 18, 2006
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