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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
| February 12, 2010
Food on stage
Maine is home to a nationally renowned locavore culinary scene, the oldest organic farming association in the nation (MOFGA), and a plenitude of farms that has increased by nearly 1000 in the past five years — and yet economic pressure to develop acrea
Locavores + thespians = understanding
| January 08, 2010
Myung Dong 1st Avenue
Myung Dong refers to a high-rent, youth-oriented shopping district in Seoul, thus "1st Avenue" is a kind of evocation of both Fifth Avenue and SoHo. This restaurant has a variety of Japanese and Korean dishes, but the idea is to appeal to a young crowd,
Can a Korean dive bar serve the masses? Certainly, with alcoholic melon drinks.
| December 11, 2009
Revisiting the greatest Harvard-Yale game
It takes some doing to make Harvard look like an underdog in anything. But Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29 — Kevin Rafferty's 2008 movie (out now on DVD) and new book (released this past month) about the famous football rivalry — does just that.
Crimson Bowl Over Dept.
| November 20, 2009
There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
| June 26, 2009
For the 11th consecutive year, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) are bringing stories and tellers from near and far for the eight-day FUNDA Fest (January 18-25).
Diane Macklin makes a difference at FUNDA
| January 13, 2009
The most moving moment of this year’s Boston Symphony Orchestra opening gala came before the concert started — the standing ovation for James Levine, who looked rested and recuperated after his kidney surgery this summer, an operation that forced him to
James Levine’s gala and Brahms, Russell Sherman’s Liszt, the Bostonians’ Kurt Weill
| October 01, 2008
A Delicate Balance is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
| March 25, 2008
Durst’s cinematic debut starts making the rounds
The Education of Charlie Banks is a coming-of-age picture notable in part because it marks the directorial debut of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.
| October 31, 2007
Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
| June 25, 2007
“For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the bottom of God’s secrets.” That quotation from the 1557 Geneva Bible’s First Corinthians is the unlikely foundation of Ron Rosenbaum’s The Shakespeare Wars .
Ron Rosenbaum on Bottom, bottomlessness, the Bard, and . . . Ron
| September 19, 2006
The trials of Bernard Baran
This story originally appeared in the June 18, 2004 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Twenty years ago, a young gay man was convicted of multiple counts of molestation. There is good reason to believe he is innocent.
DORI BERMAN, CARRIE LOCK, RICHARD RAINEY, AND LINDSAY TAUB
| July 12, 2006
War and peace
Since September 11, publishers have been rushing to supply Americans with non-fiction books about the war on terror, the war in Iraq, and anything relating to the upheavals in the Middle East.
Books that travel from the Mecca to Memphis
| January 02, 2006
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