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A pair of Albee shorts on show at USM
Theatergoers who have been hankering for a shot of satire are in luck this week: The University of Southern Maine is serving up the biting spirits of playwright Edward Albee, and they're making it a double, with his one-act plays The Zoo Story and Th
Make my satire a double
| February 08, 2013
USM prof: Teaching is about spirit, not data
Making an impassioned plea for humanistic considerations to remain paramount in our societal discussion about education and its continual improvement, University of Southern Maine philosophy professor Jeremiah Conway follows his own advice.
The turning of souls
| January 25, 2013
Luc Demers on the edge of light and darkness
Photographer Luc Demers does not so much explore what light makes visible, as what borders on light — darkness.
Between knowing and seeing
| November 23, 2012
The secret world of USM’s Blade Society
It's a Tuesday night at the University of Southern Maine gym and Rob Tupper is leading a small group of fencing students through an exercise that looks like a cross between a line dance and an army drill.
Anything but ‘mundane’
| May 18, 2012
Negotiating femininity in photographs
Myths are inventions, not based on truth.
What is real?
| March 16, 2012
USM’s Bridge leads from safety to tragedy
"Justice is very important here," intones Mr. Alfieri (Patrick Molloy), an aged Italian-American lawyer and the sorrowful Greek chorus of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge .
| October 14, 2011
Review: Greta Bank’s ‘Cashmere Roadkill’ in ‘Storytellers’ at USM
"Cashmere Roadkill" stretches its flaccid bloat of a body over about 10 feet of bookshelf on the seventh-floor reading room at USM's Glickman Family Library.
Ode on Grecian carrion
| February 18, 2011
Odd year ahead for museums and galleries
Remember, for every droopy tarp stalactite that makes it into a museum lobby installation, there are dozens of similar (and similarly impressive) creatures that never leave a studio wall.
2011 brings the Biennial and much more
| December 31, 2010
[live video] UPDATED: Lady Gaga on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" at Deering Oaks
That's right -- as we reported earlier, Lady Gaga has decided to get up on a soapbox about DADT at a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network...
| September 20, 2010
Living on an island can be like living in your parents’ basement.
USM show uncovers Peaks
| March 26, 2010
WMPG's Fat Tuesday Celebration at USM'S Woodbury Campus and ScrapArtsMusic at Merrill Auditorium
Elsewhere, WMPG's annual Fat Tuesday Celebration serves up another Cajun cooking contest from noon-3 pm at USM's Woodbury Campus Center in Portland (there's a $3...
| February 03, 2010
Into new worlds
The New Year opens with a duo of two-man, many-character comedies.
Theatrical journeys for the year ahead
| January 01, 2010
He is a real composer
Joshua Newton wants you to know he doesn't write classical music.
And don't you try to tell Joshua Newton otherwise
| October 09, 2009
Mixin' it up
First on my dance card this fall is the Good Theater's The Little Dog Laughed (September 17-October 11), a scathing comedy about Hollywood, a closeted actor's indiscretions with a hustler, and his agent's desperate clean-up duties.
Fall's theater shows cover serious ground
| September 18, 2009
Catharsis + rebirth
My own backward gaze over the last decade of local theater only takes in the second half of it, so I've consulted a few veterans.
Portland theater's losses and gains since 1999
| September 18, 2009
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