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The Big Muddy
Ryan Flaherty brings the Ruckus - BY SAM PFEIFLE

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How to dress a wound

Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries
Kayleen and Doug first meet when they’re both eight years old and in the school nurse’s office: She has a stomachache, and he has “broken his face” whilst riding his bike off the school roof. Their bond, though awkward and cantankerous, is thus immediately grounded in the grisly intimacy of trauma.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 24, 2014

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Epidemics

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  October 24, 2014

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Infinite Brooklyns

Ten Ten Pié makes the neighborhood sing
Last year some national magazine said that Biddeford is to Portland as Brooklyn is to New York. No. Biddeford is a mash-up of Newburg and Poughkeepsie. It is East Bayside that is our Brooklyn.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 24, 2014

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Ask your dealer

We Build Excitement at SPACE Gallery
The automobile is a thing of great ambivalence. On one hand, it’s contributed to catastrophic and virtually irreversible climate change, enabled the limitless profiteering of the oil industry, and served as symbolic fuel for a lot of dumb notions of masculinity. On the other, if you’re an American between the ages of 16 and 99, life’s most pivotal moments would have been impossible without them, whether they provided transport, escape, or a soft, cushiony interior.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 24, 2014

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Ask and ye shall receive

In Layman's Terms
How can I invite other people’s behavior to be more assertive toward me?”
By: DANA FADEL  |  October 24, 2014



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Joy dependence

The Wax Tablet
A new single from A Severe Joy; the first takes on albums by Snaex and Company; and Spose's St. Louis robbery recovery.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 24, 2014

Reason hidden

Politics and Other Mistakes
Late last year, Michaud publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. The experts were quick to claim it wouldn’t be a big factor in the gubernatorial race.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 24, 2014

New Community Solar Farm brings the heat

Power up
Power up
By: HEATHER FORAN  |  October 24, 2014

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How to save a park

An inside look at how Portland citizens rallied to preserve Congress Square
Under the new ordinance, now any proposal to sell any of the listed 35 parks, including Congress Square Park, requires a supermajority—eight out of nine city councilors—to support the sale, or, if six or seven councilors support it, then it would also have to pass a special, city-wide referendum. But the partners at Rockbridge Capital—the Ohio-based investment firm that owns the neighboring Westin Portland Harborview Hotel—still want their event center, as do the mayor and a number of Portland’s city councilors.  
By: JENNIFER LUNDEN  |  October 23, 2014

Behind the partisan veil

Tough talk
The way these debates are panning out, and the absurdly tight-knit poll numbers between Michaud and LePage, suggest that voters may be just as polarized as the candidates—despite the Democratic candidate’s pledge to bring liberals and conservatives together to fix Maine’s most pressing problems.
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  October 23, 2014



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Whoever said painting was dead?

Tom Hall and Joshua Ferry provide powerful counterarguments
What makes painting so special? In Maine this seems a superfluous question.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  October 16, 2014

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Tall Horse, short album

With Glue , they leave you wanting more
If Slainte did nothing more than allow Nick Poulin the time and space to get Tall Horse together, its legacy may be pretty well secure. Who knows what will eventually come of the band, but Glue, as a six-song introduction to the world, is a damn fine work filled with highly listenable, ’90s-style indie rock.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 16, 2014

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Heaviness lapses

The Wax Tablet
Notes on heavy-blues duo Arcane Lore and the bedroom/noise/fuzz thang Apathetic Euphemism.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 16, 2014

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Master trash

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  October 16, 2014

Something borrowed, something blue

Politics and Other Mistakes
Want to save the taxpayers of Maine over $60 million? It’s so simple even somebody with no political skills at all can do it.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 16, 2014



Providence Phoenix to close; Portland still in flight


On October 8, our sister publication the Providence Phoenix announced that it would close, ending a 36-year run for the city’s only alt-weekly. What that means for our paper is a good and appropriate question.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 16, 2014

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A call for coq au vin

Immigrant kitchens
I do wonder why our theories about animal fat are totally inconsistent with low rates of heart disease in France.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 16, 2014

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Grime Studios in final fundraising stretch

Rock saves
After half-a-dozen aborted attempts at finding a new home, Grime Studios owner Justin Curtsinger says things look good for a new, much larger space on Presumpscot Street, but it all hinges on a rapidly approaching fundraising deadline.  
By: MATT DODGE  |  October 16, 2014

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Cutting higher education

How corporatization is transforming the University of Southern Maine
The USM administration swears up and down that they’re in crisis, that they’re facing a $16 million deficit in Portland and an even greater deficit systemwide. Yet many within their ranks—many of them economists, public policy researchers, and sociology professors—are challenging the numbers, insisting they don’t add up. So we, the public, have to choose which side to believe.
By: NICK SCHROEDER + CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  October 16, 2014
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