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The dream lives on
Theater of 'unwavering ideals' in its 78th year - BY MEGAN GRUMBLING

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What the light reveals

Maasch's room of dark statues, fresh flowers
Their latest duo at Susan Maasch Fine Art, Brenton Hamilton and Kiki Gaffney, is worth a stop, its works adventurous enough to satiate the art-educated while sufficiently wall-mountable to please strict collectors.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  July 31, 2014

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Hip hop summer

New records from Alias; the Yeti; Dynamo-P & Micodin
For pure output, it’s hard to argue Portland is anything but a hip hop city.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 31, 2014

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Empire strikes...again

The Wax Tablet
Empire back at full strength, and some dazzling melodic noise coming from remote Maine
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 31, 2014

Unavailable men need not inquire

In Layman's Terms
I keep attracting men who are completely unavailable—either married or in failing relationships (as I learn later). They don’t make physical advances, but I definitely get the feeling they are interested. Either way, guys I shouldn’t, wouldn’t, and don’t want to be dating. What am I doing wrong to attract them? And how do I get this pattern to change?”
By: DANA FADEL  |  July 31, 2014

Activists pass SoPo ordinance

No tar sands
When people talk about outside money coming into the Portland region, they’re usually referring to the food, tourism, and hospitality industries. But it’s getting increasingly harder to overlook the influence of the oil industry, which has lately been pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into efforts to expand tar sands and crude oil production along the East Coast.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  July 31, 2014



Groups address struggle with capitalist system

Dat Capital
A man stands before the group and traces his long struggle with addiction. “I not only enable it, I operate within it and allow it to rule my life,” he says. While the admission follows a familiar script, the subject is a new one. “My name is Brian, and I’m personally afflicted… by capitalism.”  
By: MATT DODGE  |  July 31, 2014

Hard sell

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics—like almost everything else except getting herpes—is about marketing.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 31, 2014

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Paths to greatness

New Indian food options offer rich discoveries
India, like the American university, is mostly in the news these days for its bloated and ineffective administration and an epidemic of underprosecuted sexual assault. But let’s not give up on either—India or college—as a source of wisdom and repository of culture.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 31, 2014

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Methods from madness

Dancers from Portland and New York bring compelling performance to the ICA
“No one listens if you just tell them what’s wrong,” explains Jack Ferver, a New York-based dancer, choreographer, actor, teacher, and writer, as we sit in the large back gallery space of the ICA at MECA. “Everyone knows what’s wrong, but how do people feel it?”  
By: MARIAH BERGERON  |  July 30, 2014

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Politically erect

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  July 30, 2014



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Week by week

Making the most of the rest of the summer
For the rest of the summer, here are a selection of items remaining before the chill comes that you should squeeze in, no matter how quickly your calendar is filling up.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 24, 2014

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Seven-man army

Old Crow Medicine Show arrive with the Remedy
Lately, it’s been open season on “Wagon Wheel,” which has become the acoustic musician’s “Freebird,” one of the very few songs that people actually know well enough to find it funny to request.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 24, 2014

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All the world's a stage

Shakespeare's colorful As You Like It in Monmouth, Bath, and Deering Oaks Park
When three theater companies, all within a one-hour drive of Portland, choose to present the same Shakespeare play on overlapping dates, you have to wonder what about that particular show resonates with this particular moment.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 24, 2014

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Hitting the wrong note right

The Wax Tablet
Sunset Hearts' unique Kickstarter campaign, and Bully Mammoth's burly new EP
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 24, 2014

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Argentinian family secret

Hand-held pies
Hand-held pies
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 24, 2014



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Closing the gap

Is Portland ready for a $15 per hour minimum wage?
The Mayor wants to give low-wage workers a raise, but will it be a modest boost or a Seattle-style jump?  
By: ZACK ANCHORS  |  July 23, 2014

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Inquiry under pressure

Richard Tuttle's experiments in printmaking
That said, “Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective” affords a fascinating opportunity to get a more complete picture of the artist, who, apparently, thinks like a sculptor engaging space even when paying his respects to the medium of printmaking, its practitioners, and its history.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  July 23, 2014

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Amos Libby's five weeks in the heart of the conflict

Play oud in the West Bank
"(Israeli) immigration asked me at the airport why I didn’t leave when I could have and I said it was because I felt safe. They told me I was nuts.”
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 23, 2014

Number crunchers

Press Releases
Maybe instead of devoting still-more resources to food reviews, Maine’s leading news organizations should spend money on keeping better tabs on Augusta.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 23, 2014
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