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The wild life

Two books inspire green living
Two books inspire green living
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 12, 2014


When worlds collide

A perfect winter romp at Good Theater
Amid the winter rigors of shoveling out and an imminent Valentine’s Day, the Good Theater offers a bit of light theatrical catharsis and relief.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 12, 2014


Piecing together meaning

At Bates, collage remains relevant
That collage can involve a lot more than bits of paper and glue is currently demonstrated at the Bates College Museum of Art.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  February 12, 2014


Chekhov redux (again)

A glowering Uncle Vanya at the Theater Project in Brunswick
The boredom is crippling on the Russian country estate of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya , but so is the roiling of unrealized desires.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 06, 2014


Nice work if you can get it

PSC’s Words By offers a glimpse at the lesser-known Gershwin
Of the Gershwin brothers — who together formed perhaps the most quintessential partnership of the American songbook — we tend to hear more, and more dazzlingly, about George.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 30, 2014


Keeping the tigers at bay

Trauma lurks below the surface at Public Theatre
The pain to be confronted is stealthy but fierce for everyone in Kim Rosenstock’s 2010 comedy Tigers Be Still , which runs now at the Public Theatre in Lewiston, under the direction of Christopher Schario.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 30, 2014

Crowdsourcing sex ed

In Layman's Terms
Why have we given a handful of advice columnists (even the ones I follow and respect) total reign in answering our excessively fraught, overly complex, near life-or-death, sex and relationship questions?
By: DANA FADEL  |  January 23, 2014


Defying limitation

Maine artist Deborah Klotz 'traces' her process
Featuring more than 40 works ranging from prints to sculptures, Maine artist Deborah Klotz debuts a strong body of work at the Maine Jewish Museum this month.
By: EDWIGE CHARLOT  |  January 23, 2014


Soul to squeeze

Mad Horse gets metaphysical with Vigils
A Widow (Janice Gardner) has had trouble moving on from the death of her firefighter husband: She keeps his Soul (Burke Brimmer) locked in a box — literally — and talks to and hugs it at regular intervals.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 23, 2014


Saying yes, yes, yes

PSC's second annual Studio Rep series
This January brings the second year of Portland Stage Company’s Studio Rep series, a welcome initiative that brings three independent theater companies into PSC’s Studio Theater to mount new productions.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 23, 2014


Riffing on The Prince

 A modern homage to a well-loved book
in a brand-new script called Finding the Prince , the beloved text serves as a prism for a very specific human experience: military wartime.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 16, 2014


Back to basics

Looking beyond landscapes at bowdoin
A smart show at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art reminds us that nature is more than green stuff.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  January 16, 2014


Five humanities

Exploring Pollack's latest group show
An inspired collection of contemporary Portland artists features all month at Ed Pollack’s Fine Arts gallery, and to the willing, their collective energies could slice through the cruelties of the season.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 10, 2014


Some wild assemblies in store for Maine art

Turning on the news
Nearly three years have passed since protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square sparked the Egyptian Revolution, enough time for a generation of the region’s art to frame the insurgence in its incipient stages and aftermath.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 26, 2013


Planning the year in show biz

A run of runs
Portland-area theater in 2014 will take on the vicissitudes of activism, politics, religion, and family.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 26, 2013


A look back at changing theatrics

Turn and face the strange
Among the last year’s highlights in theater is the second annual PortFringe festival, which was staggeringly successful and even more expansive in its second year.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 19, 2013


Singular artists and significant works in 2013

 A year of making do
The year in Maine art seemed to amplify the work of the visionary, the aesthetic pioneer, and the tirelessly laboring maker.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 19, 2013

Play local

A new Mad Horse series stages Mainers’ full-length shows
Local actor and writer Brent Askari has spearheaded the launch of By Local, a new series at Mad Horse dedicated to staging readings of full-length plays by local writers.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 12, 2013


Other cultures and times

For Alice Spencer and Heather Perry, inspiration comes from other art.
Aucocisco Galleries’ current show touches on highly problematic issues like aesthetic colonialism, unqualified homage, and cynical appropriation with Alice Spencer referencing ethnic textiles and Heather Perry Victorian mourning jewelry.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  December 12, 2013


Literary gifts they’ll actually read

 Oh good, a book!
’Tis the season to be that annoying relative or friend who only gives books as presents!
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2013


Luc Demers photographs moonlightE

 Seeing in the Dark
Whether you view Luc Demers’s new show, “Moonlit,” up close or from afar, his nocturnal exploration offers an intimate experience of your very own making.
By: EDWIGE CHARLOT  |  December 04, 2013

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