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Peace movement urges caution on Syria

 Interventions
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 12, 2013
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The Phoenix endorses...

A strong voice of reason on many issues, former Cumberland County sheriff Mark Dion is a solid supporter of medical-marijuana access, providing a powerful law-enforcement perspective that is credible because of his experience and his depth of thought ab
Elections 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 02, 2012

Review: Dramatic Rep's ambitious Gross Indecency

In the center of Gross Indecency 's simple, book-laden set sits a single green carnation in a crystal vase.
Wilde's trials
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 10, 2011
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More Bard, another park

Just as fiddleheads and lilacs sprung early this year, so have the urban-pastoral pleasures of al fresco Shakespeare.
Acorn takes Shakespeare to the Riverbank
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 21, 2010

Open Letter to the IRS

After the first year of the administration of the candidate who ran on a platform of change, the biggest change is the name on the door.
Letters to the Portland Editor, April 16, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 16, 2010
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Local love

For nearly a decade, Acorn Productions has been staging world-premiere works of playwrights who live right here among us.
Acorn keeps the spotlight on Maine playwrights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 11, 2009


Continuing homophobia

Deirdre Fulton's and Shay Stewart-Bouley's comments and Seth Berner's letter on the Marriage Equality Act repeal are insightful. I would add another perspective:
Letters to the Portland Editor, November 27, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 27, 2009

Death by Tradition

When the newly formed United States enacted its first Constitution, voting was essentially limited to white land-owning men.
Letters to the Portland Editor, November 13, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 13, 2009
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Spot on

After Watergate and an opened China, Nixon’s next most recognized legacy is probably the warning to make sure you know your medium: His infamously sweaty, maladroit television appearance in the Kennedy-Nixon debate was widely perceived to have cost him t
Good Theater’s top-notch Frost/Nixon
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 06, 2009
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Pat the bunny

Mary Chase’s 1945 comedy, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is winningly presented by South Portland’s Lyric Music Theater.
Lyric's Harvey hops right along
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 11, 2008