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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010, 9:20 pm

Crowdspotting with Lady Gaga at Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell rally in Portland

Lady Gaga’s visit to Portland was as fabulous and moving as one might have imagined it would be. Adorn in a striking, black, mid-90s Hilary Clinton-ian power suit, Gaga delivered her powerful “Prime Rib Speech,” which you have likely already …

Friday, September 17th, 2010, 1:21 pm

Local music finds new home at Portland Public Library

“Have you listened to my band’s new CD yet?” your friend asks you for the umpteenth time. Why no, you respond. You simply haven’t had the time nor money allocated for such delicacies. Considering your ever-expanding Kenny Loggins collection it …

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010, 6:45 pm

Pinball fever? Here’s where to catch it in Southern Maine

I’ve been infected with a rare disease known as Pinball-alaria-itis. Symptoms are listed as playing pinball constantly and having fun.

Friday, August 27th, 2010, 2:28 pm

Biking, courtesy and applied physics on Portland’s roads

I’m not much of a conversationalist, but even I know better than to try and start one while traveling twice the speed of my intended conversant. As I vaguely recall from high school physics, something happens when velocity meets frequency …

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, 11:18 am

Five unique finds at Picnic Portland 2010

It’s the tail end of summer and around Portland that typically means a few things: Tourists are starting to depart, somewhere the smooth sounds of Michael McDonald can be heard at Yacht Rock, and Picnic is just around the corner. …

Thursday, August 19th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Portland’s five architectural wonders that could disappear next

I’d be careful with that wrecking ball. Just because this generation might not care for the aesthetics of 60’s and 70’s architecture doesn’t make buildings of that vintage irredeemable. Previous generations had similar attitudes about buildings of Victorian and Art Deco vintage and one doesn’t need to be a Mad Men fan to notice the recent craze for Mid Century Modern style.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, 12:53 pm

It’s so hard to say goodbye to Old Hallowell Day

On July 17, I did the unthinkable — I left Old Hallowell Day early. For the unenlightened, Old Hallowell Day is the greatest day of the year, at least for my fellow Hallowell residents. For everyone else, it’s the same …

Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 2:51 pm

KahBang On: Kick-off with Hey Marseilles, Bella Ruse and Autopirate

After ten months of preparation, year two of the KahBang! Festival kicked off last night in downtown Bangor. The three different events showcased the efforts of the festival planners to make this year’s KahBang a completely different beast than the …

Friday, August 6th, 2010, 4:04 pm

Portland man’s primary mode of transportation a ‘sanctuary’

Morton’s wheelchair, which he named “Lulu,” is adorned with bells, Tibetan prayer flags, and two working headlights drawn to look like googly-eyes. And he says it saved his life.

Friday, July 30th, 2010, 6:34 pm

Spose teams with Maine filmmakers on new music videos

Emerging Maine hip-hop artist Spose has several new music videos in the works and is calling on Maine talent to get the job done. The rapper from Wells is working with music documentarians [dog] and [pony] to produce two new …