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Once, twice...sold!
Beam & Fink recall Smith & Simone - BY SAM PFEIFLE

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When life hands you fabric

Lyric's Avenue Q portrays the fuzzy years
One of the risks of being raised on PBS children’s programming, apparently, is the realization that one is not as special or as destined for greatness, in the grown-up world, as Big Bird seemed to let on.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 01, 2014

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Opportunity knocks

The Wax Tablet
Spose's tongue gets him into the political debate; Grime Studios raises cash for a worthy endeavor; and part-time Mainer rapper Milo prepares to launch.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 01, 2014

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Pick your poison

Is Lanzalotta's Slab the city's best outlaw food?
The National Institutes of Health just published a randomized study that confirms the rumors: carbohydrates are poison and should be avoided. So how should we feel about Slab Sicilian Streetfood?
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 01, 2014

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Digital D8ing

In Layman's Terms
“I’d like to hear other people’s experience in online dating: Tinder, OKCupid, Match.com. I’m hesitant to pursue this but have heard a lot of successful stories."
By: DANA FADEL  |  October 01, 2014

Not an idiot

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics and Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 01, 2014



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Forms and solutions

Wriggling out of the lockbox at the ICA
How do we think about art when the artists’ identities are removed?  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 01, 2014

Spose deeply offended by Maine GOP's suggestion of depravity

Mock press releases
In a press release last Friday, the Maine GOP makes the suggestion that a Spose lyric contained in a Knack Factory video “suggests Senator Collins performs graphic sexual acts.” Nothing could be further from the truth.  
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 01, 2014

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Avoiding failure

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  October 01, 2014

Board votes to ax programs, sell office

#USMfuture
The USM community faces a hard reality after the UMS System Board of Trustees unanimously voted to eliminate three degree programs in Geosciences, American and New England Studies, and Lewiston-Auburn’s Arts and Humanities on Monday.  
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  October 01, 2014

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Ten years, a wave

The Camden International Film Festival's journey from provincial to premier
As the festival has evolved, examples of Fowlie’s preferred breed of film—once a small niche of the documentary universe—have become a lot more common, a lot more variegated, and a lot more accomplished.
By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 26, 2014



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Outing Private Violence

USM film screening offers collective response for DV victims and advocates
Everybody knows domestic violence is a serious issue. The problem is knowing exactly where it lives.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014

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The history of violence

Abuse prevention efforts in maine, its campuses, and beyond
Domestic violence occurs “when one person chooses to use violence or threats of violence against a partner to obtain power.”
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  September 19, 2014

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It's good to be witch

Puritanism at stake in Ogunquit's Eastwick
Trapped, suppressed, and unsatisfied with the small-mindedness of their small New England town, what are three divorcées of scandalous creative powers to do?
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 19, 2014

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Two artists at crossroads

New bodies of work at Susan Maasch Fine Art
Susan Maasch Fine Art is showing solos of two widely different artists: abstract painter Jessica Gandolf and photographer Jack Montgomery.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  September 19, 2014

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Forged from iron

Hessian's debut is heavy in a weird way
On Bachelor of Black Arts — to borrow a phrase from French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan—Hessian “traverse the fantasy.”
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014



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Jason's Chemical romance

From underwater demon to lab rat
The mind can wander here. It’s good for lawnmowing or woodstacking or, maybe later in the year, shoveling the driveway. Just like it’s a fit for drinking and carousing with friends and maybe shaking your ass a little bit later in the night.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 19, 2014

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Extended family planning

The Wax Tablet
New label Pretty Purgatory readies releases by Butcher Boy, Lisa/Liza, and Family Planning; and Audrey Ryan pops out a new EP before transitioning to motherhood.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 19, 2014

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Cool cucumber recipe

Immigrant Kitchens
She poured two tablespoons of a black liquid from a large bottle with a bunch of Chinese on it. “Vinegar,” she offered, her best translation. I tasted it—interesting, familiar, definitely vinegar, but not sweet like balsamic vinegar and not clean like white or light colored vinegars I knew.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 19, 2014

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Facing program cuts, university moves critical meeting to Fort Kent

#USMFuture
If you’re not angry about what’s happening at the University of Southern Maine, it’s time to pay attention.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014
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