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What you say, Ryan?
Ghost returns with Proper Placement - BY SAM PFEIFLE

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Romantic poets

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  July 18, 2014

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Future rock

Wax Tablet
Choice words on Nunchuck Gun, S/H/A/R/R/P/S, Colleen Clark, and Kristina Kentigian
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 16, 2014

This is an outrage

Politics and other mistakes
Politics and other mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 16, 2014

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Unusual ice cream options

Keep cool with these new sweet treats
Our short Maine summers mean we must maximize our ice cream eating opportunities.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  July 16, 2014

Disorder over our border

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Bored at a party? No problem. Just casually mention immigration and you’re certain to generate a stir.  
By: SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 16, 2014



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Bluestocking film series showcases women's stories


Among last year’s 100 top-grossing films, women represented just 15 percent of protagonists, and less than one-third of total characters.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2014

Park, with recreation

 Squaring off
 Squaring off
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  July 16, 2014

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Girls (and boys) on film

 MIFF 2014 features Glenn Close, Sara Driver, and a boy's unforgettable adolescence
The Maine International Film Festival, now in its 17th year in Waterville, remains one of the region’s more ambitious cultural institutions, less bound by a singular ambition than a desire to convey the breadth and depth of cinema’s past and present. (This, and a healthy dose of music and human-interest documentaries.) On that account, MIFF ’14 is an impressive achievement, offering area filmgoers its best program in years. With so much to survey, let’s make haste with the recommendations. (Particularly emphatic suggestions are marked in bold print.)  
By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 11, 2014

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The most brutal sport

Billy Elliot scores big at Ogunquit Playhouse
Ballet is not for pussies.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 11, 2014

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Betty Cody, 1921-2014

The Maine music community lost a hidden giant last week with the death of Betty Cody, at 92.
The Maine music community lost a hidden giant last week with the death of Betty Cody, at 92.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 11, 2014



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Adventures in lo-fi

Pigboat treat us as equals
One obvious reason for heavy music is catharsis, a healthy release for all the built-up bullshit modern life entails. Like kickboxing class for suburban women, but with lots of black clothing and long hair.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 11, 2014

Gas is too cheap

One Cent's Worth
The best way to push people to drive less would be to make driving more expensive.  
By: ZACK ANCHORS  |  July 11, 2014

Between the dying and the dead

Politics and other mistakes
Being politically deceased, you’d think Steve Woods would give us a break by putting on a dark suit, lying down in a coffin, and closing his eyes.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 11, 2014

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Rainbow bending

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  July 18, 2014

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Checking in: The New Guard and The Writer's Hotel

Literary scene
Former Mainer Shanna McNair started The New Guard, an independent, multi-genre literary review, in order to exalt the writer, no matter if that writer was well-established or just starting out.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 11, 2014



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The quay to good living

Porthole diners forgive, forget, feast on
Though they offer an appealing moral clarity, in practice zero tolerance policies have ruined any number of urban schools, fragile marriages, and card-marred soccer games. Zero tolerance almost ruined Portland a few years back, too.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 11, 2014

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Man is the sum of his arts

Marc Swanson sets stage for Rehearsal Space
Rehearsal Space has an atmosphere of sneaking into an abandoned house, a domestic arrangement of personal effects that contains nothing more, nothing less, than prescribed.
By: MARIAH BERGERON  |  July 14, 2014

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Desperate pleasures

Endless Jags  Sell the Banquet , keep the mess
What are the Endless Jags desperate for? Good question.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  July 10, 2014

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The Seventeenth Annual Muzzle Awards

Spotlighting those who diminish free speech
Spotlighting those who diminish free speech
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2014

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Distilled portrait

MSMT’s  Chamberlain pays faithful homage
The greatest love of the show’s title—for both Chamberlain and its audience—remains the war itself.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 10, 2014


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