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Occupation grows, expands around Maine

With formal occupations slated to begin Augusta and Bangor this week, and impromptu ones springing up all over the state (including one so far during daylight hours only in South Portland's Legion Square), the two-week-old OccupyMaine movement really pi
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 14, 2011
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Reform comes to the supermax

Less than three months into his job, Maine's new corrections commissioner Joseph Ponte has begun to dramatically reform the Maine State Prison's long-troubled solitary-confinement "supermax" unit.
New commissioner cuts population by more than half; prisoner-rights advocates help in the reform
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 27, 2011
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Review: Aroma

Driving into the South Portland complex at 200 Gorham Road the other night we had to slow to a crawl to avoid hitting all the kids dressed up for a pre-prom dinner.
Scent-sational Indian
By BRIAN DUFF  |  May 20, 2011

Theater workshop brings Long Creek kids out of their shells

So said the five boys who performed in front of about 50 relatives, teachers, law-enforcement officers, and community members at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland last week.
Inside looking out
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 01, 2011

Be careful what you say about Libby Mitchell

You can get in a lot of trouble if you use the words "Libby Mitchell" and "old" in the same sentence.
Old and in the way
By AL DIAMON  |  October 15, 2010
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Smart acting

When Neil Simon penned Fools , writes director Celeste Green in the program notes to her Lyric Music Theater production of the 1981 comedy, he was playing to lose: He was hoping not to make us laugh and cry, but to hose his investors and flout his ex-w
Lyric's clever cast in Fools
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 25, 2010


Beyond the State: What's reopening where

As we enter Portland's busy season, there are several comings-and-goings (we'll focus on the comings and less on the goings) to keep track of as we plan our summer outings and evenings on the town.
Venue Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 25, 2010
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Beer, boys and parking-meter woes

As if you needed proof that Ron Harrity is one busy man (see: new releases from If and It, Honey Clouds, Marie Stella), two more albums finished off in his South Portland studio hit the streets this season in advance of your summer road trips.
New anti-anthems from Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010
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Choosing teams

Remember how not too long ago, people were celebrating the United States’ entrance into a “post-racial” era?
West Side Story’s powerful reminder of peril
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 28, 2010

The 'Urban and Rural' plan

How’s this for a sobering statistic: by 2035, Mainers will be spending 50 percent more time in our cars.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 16, 2010
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The quest for the ultimate female orgasm

Let's talk about the female orgasm, and how for some women, it can be difficult to come by.
How far will women go for an orgasm?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2010


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Pot bill progresses in Augusta

At the end of February, Topsham became the latest Maine community to consider moratoriums on medical-marijuana dispensaries in the wake of last November's election.
C'Mon Doc ...
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 12, 2010
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Interplay

Caitlin Berrigan’s 2009 video Transfer is simple and elemental.
The ICA’s concept-driven show
By ANNIE LARMON  |  February 19, 2010

Protecting liberty

Newspapers need to be stronger watchdogs about government attempts to intrude on individual rights.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Power of place

I'd arranged the trip (Dogtown is about an hour and a half south of Portland) because I was planning to write about Elyssa East's new book, Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town.
Exploring a New England ghost town in person, and on the page
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2010


Bus fares set to climb

A quick primer on local bus fares and ridership, and whether (and how) to raise those numbers.
Transport Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2010
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Start tasting

The events of the last decade have spoiled our taste for speculation.
New and renewed flavors in Portland's food scene
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 01, 2010
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In with the new

This year represented a bittersweet end to a miserable decade for the nation.
And with the even newer — the year in Portland food
By Brian Duff  |  December 25, 2009
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What would Joan do?

In the pilot episode of AMC's Mad Men , Peggy Olson told Joan Holloway: "I'm from Bay Ridge. We have manners."
Gifts to show off your taste
By DEIRDRE FULTON + CLEA SIMON  |  December 11, 2009
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Camera crazy

With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2009


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Behind the (local) music

“Working in a studio for so many years, we get to work closely with musicians when they are at their most creative — and most vulnerable,” says Marc Bartholomew, audio engineer and co-runner of Hanover Street’s Acadia Recording Company.
A new show shines a light in the recording studio
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2009

Local-only jukeboxes and the all-ages Hub

Fear not, underage music lovers!
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 09, 2009
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The queen of Cambodian cooking

Makara Meng, co-owner of Mittapheap World Market, welcomed me to her relative's suburban house in South Portland for an authentic Cambodian dinner.
Her friends call her 'So Peep'
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 25, 2009

Freedom isn’t free

Campaign-finance reformers often object to the idea that money equals speech. But even for progressives, it does indeed.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2009
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10 years later, we told you so

Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 2009


Which way the wind blows

The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece “ Why wind power blows ” really misses a major point: global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption, all forms of non-carbon emitting power will rise.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 28, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 28, 2009

Ode to fiddleheads

Do you have pteridomania?
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 15, 2009
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Adventure cooking

Cooking Indian food by myself for the first time felt like skydiving; it went against all my instincts.
Indian prawn curry breaks all the rules
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 08, 2009

Mad Horse gets a home!


The SouthPortlander reports that Mad Horse Theatre Company, who are performing Alan Bennett's The Hi...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 05, 2009