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A bunch of Maine-related whiskey items, some of them a stretch

How did Blood & Whiskey Studio — a custom-printing business based on Peaks Island — get its name?
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By JENNY LONG  |  February 08, 2013
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International beauties: Skin care products from far and away

Everyone loves a good drugstore bargain. But sometimes you've got to look beyond the aisles of CVS and Walgreens — and into another time zone.

By MEGAN JOHNSON  |  December 14, 2012
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Gifts for doomsayers

You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't bother.
Apocalypse, Now!
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  December 07, 2012
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Guide to Newbury Street

Drinking, dining, shopping, and culture
Drinking, dining, shopping, and culture
By SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION  |  November 16, 2012
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The witching hour

Long after darkness falls, restless young souls haunt the streets and nightspots of the city.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 26, 2012
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Happy hunting: Three thrifting spots

Last month, we once again witnessed the September 1 free-for-all known as Allston Christmas — the day when the ’hood’s hordes of students and other apartment-hoppers leave their detritus on the sidewalk and up for grabs.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 05, 2012


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Shopping with Kitty Pryde

A few weeks ago, Florida’s Kitty Pryde — everyone’s favorite red-haired teen-girl rapper — stopped by Brighton Music Hall for her much-anticipated first Boston show.

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 05, 2012
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Thirst Aid

Our old Swiss Army knife just rusted shut in shame.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 05, 2012
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Review: To Rome With Love

Woody Allen's European vacation winds down with four tales that indulge his usual preoccupations: hookers, sell-outs, fame, mortality, and hot bi chicks.
Woody Allen's slight stories
By ANN LEWINSON  |  July 06, 2012
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Franchise opportunities

Potential stores to be seen at your local strip mall.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  December 30, 2011
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Looking back on 2011

If it seems like the year of the Occupy movement, that's a huge testament to the power of the effort that arose in New York on September 17, and had its Maine debut on October 1, spreading from Portland through the entire state over the course of that mo
Portland's year in progressive politics, the Press Herald , and pop-up shopping
By DEIRDRE FULTON, JEFF INGLIS, AND NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 23, 2011


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Gifts for the 99%

Plaid Friday has come and gone, but no time like the present to stick it to capitalism this holiday season.
Plaid tidings we bring to you and your kin
By JASMINE LYWEN-DILL AND LIZ PELLY  |  December 09, 2011
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Picking the season’s best books — for everyone from plutocrats to paupers

In recent months, Americans have become acutely aware of class divisions — thus it’s possible to choose books for your friends and family based on their income bracket.
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By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 09, 2011
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Gadgets for both sides of the Occupy divide

Is Santa a one-percenter? Sometimes it seems that way.
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By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 09, 2011
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Holiday treasure hunt

Is it trash or treasure? The editorial team here at the Portland Phoenix compiled this year's incarnation of our annual local gift guide by searching for diamonds in the rough.
We search high and low for great gifts at thrift and secondhand shops
By DEIRDRE FULTON, NICHOLAS SCHROEDER, AND JEFF INGLIS  |  December 09, 2011
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Deep tracks and minutiae for music lovers, rich and poor

Ah, box-set season, that time of year when you go to your nearest record store, looking for gifts for that special someone you know who would really appreciate a super-cool addition to their record collection.
Box-set match
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 09, 2011


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Gifts for the 1%

They say the best things in life are free. But you know what makes those things even better ? Swag!
Deck the halls with wretched excess
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Shopping, simplified

With the holidays, and their attendant sturm und drang , upon us again, I was thinking about sports news in the context of Thanksgiving.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 02, 2011
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28 cent book bin

For some reason, these books have been relegated to the bargain bin.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  May 20, 2011
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It's that special time of year ...
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By DAVID KISH  |  December 24, 2010
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Adventures at Tech Mart

Finding a cell phone is a little different these days.
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By DAVID KISH  |  December 10, 2010


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Providence Student Survival Guide: List of lists

It's back-to-campus time. You've got shopping lists, book lists, syllabi, class rosters, and Facebook. Who would possibly think you could handle more lists? We would, that's who.
New to Vo Dilun? Trust us, you need this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 03, 2010
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Regier's NuPenny hits Portland

The latest incarnation of Randy Regier's NuPenny Toy Store installation is sequestered in Portland's Bayside neighborhood, tucked under an overhang behind the white-washed New System Laundry building on Parris Street.
Roving installations
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 18, 2010

Layers of buying local

When we drink a glass of organic milk, or eat organic pork sausage with our organic scrambled eggs, it’s easy to forget what goes into securing that “organic” label.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2010
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Photos: Crystal Friends at the MEME Gallery

The Crystal Friends, a.k.a. Dave Ortega and Ken B, showcased their art and wares at the MEME Gallery on May 28-30.
Crystal Friends at the MEME Gallery | May 28-30, 2010
By SCOTT LACEY  |  June 04, 2010

Enterprise Records Vinyl Sale at Port City


And if mom's extra cool, take her to the latest Enterprise Records vinyl sale at Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St.), which begins at...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010


Petite Revolution Holiday Shindig + Feast of Friends


Before a big night of holiday merriment, there’s another day of awesome DIY holiday sales to get through. At the Hogfarm Studios Annex in Biddeford,...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009

Merry Madness 2009


The greater Portland downtown district turns itself over to Merry Madness from 5-10 pm. The eighth annual localist stimulus event kicks off with an official...
By webteam  |  December 16, 2009
24th Annual Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair

24th Annual Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair


We haven't even digested the turkey and already it's time for the holiday season, which for the past 24 years has meant the Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair....
By Jason OBryan  |  November 21, 2009
Cultural Survival Bazaar 2009

Cultural Survival Bazaar 2009


It's Black Friday, so the brave will go to Copley Place, the masochists will go to Cambridgeside Galleria, and the smart will go to the...
By Jason OBryan  |  November 21, 2009