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The Art Department gets rolling

Growth + Development
Since it opened in January, you might have wondered what's up with the Art Department storefront on Congress Street.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 02, 2012

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Richard Russo pairs with his artist daughter

Marrying story + art
When the biggest news in the literary community is that the federal Department of Justice is suing Apple and five major publishing houses for fixing prices of e-books, or that the Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to exactly no one this year, it's easy to wonder whether we're getting away from the primary purpose of writing, and reading, books.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 02, 2012

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A trip to York yields excellent finds

Branching out
The George Marshall Store Gallery is located in a smallish, pale yellow building next to the York River.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 25, 2012

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Acorn performs ten plays by Maine writers

Ups and downs in new works
This year, the ten short plays of Acorn Productions' 11th Annual Maine Playwrights Festival, chosen from more than 50 submitted to this year's open call, tends toward the dark: it includes specters of AIDS, the economic downturn, child abuse, and death by wild animals.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 27, 2012

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A contemporary artist shows one way forward

Painting past and future
There are many different ways to talk about Lesley Vance's paintings, yet we don't really have the right words yet.
By: BRITTA KONAU  |  April 18, 2012

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Installations at Coleman Burke

Quiet witness
"A Thickening Rhythm" is a show of five artists, one of whom, Julie Poitras Santos, also curated the show, at Coleman Burke in Brunswick.
By: KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 11, 2012



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Freeport Factory gives Holiday her due

Meeting Billie
With its low lighting, cocktail tables, scarlet-draped piano, and old-timey microphone, the scene at Freeport Factory Stage is set as a small club readied for an intimate night of jazz.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 11, 2012

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Victoria Mansion stages an unsettlingly brilliant show

Going back in time
In a prodigious steampunk exhibit, the collective works in "Victoria's Wonderama" compound the motifs and fascinations of the 19th century with a wealth of fresh and fantastic interpretations, updating the genre without limiting its scope to orthodoxies.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 04, 2012

A talk with Sam McPheeters

This punk is a writer
One of the most interesting people to emerge from the second generation of US punk rock, Sam McPheeters has had a pretty full life.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 04, 2012

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Portland Stage’s comedy about hope and age

Taking their time
In one sense, time is the most plentiful possession of World War I veterans Gustave (Edmond Genest), Henri (Munson Hicks), and Philippe (Philip Goodwin), who live together in a military retirement home in the French countryside.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 04, 2012

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Add it to the reading list

The sixth annual Maine Festival of the Book
It'll be no surprise to any of our readers that we here at the Portland Phoenix are big fans of reading — and we're grateful for the time you take to read our work every week!
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  April 02, 2012



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Chopsticks: A new and different 'novel'

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There's very little we writers like to do more than gnash our teeth about the future of our profession.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 28, 2012

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Maine writer plays with parapsychology in her latest novel

Head inside
Of all the fantastical characters who populate the paranormal literary landscape, psychics might be the most relatable.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 28, 2012

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What should art be about? UMaine prof seeks answers in history

Benton's question
There are a few things to remember about Thomas Hart Benton, an iconic American artist who died in 1975 at the age of 85.
By: KEN GREENLEAF  |  March 28, 2012

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An object lesson in research as storytelling

Living history
John Brown's body may now lie a-mouldering in his grave, as the song suggests, but in life the Connecticut-born Kansan settler who led an assault on a federal installation in Virginia almost never stopped moving in his passionate zeal to rid the United States of the scourge of slavery.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 28, 2012

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Behrens's solid second effort

Driving forward
If there is a male equivalent to "chick lit," Peter Behrens's latest novel, The O'Briens , is probably it, a detail-rich, character-driven historical novel that lightly touches issues of family loyalty and individual aspirations.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 28, 2012



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Gibson Fay-LeBlanc plays the Ventriloquist

Speaking openly
"The center of everything," writes Gibson Fay-LeBlanc in Death of a Ventriloquist , "is the mouth."
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 29, 2012

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Rebecca Goodale’s artist’s books at UNE

Binding imagination
As the seeds of spring burst from their burrows once more, a fine artist's book exhibit at the UNE Art Gallery brings a master's craftsmanship to a compelling ecological theme.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 28, 2012

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Ibsen's Ghosts haunt all of SPACE

Seething spirits
Myriad Portland spirits have conspired in raising the much-anticipated new production of Lorem Ipsum, an elegant, bewitchingly multi-medial staging of and around Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts .
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 28, 2012

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Greenhut’s ''Portland Show'' welcomes spring

Local joy
Every so often Greenhut organizes a "Portland Show," gathering works mostly about the city, or by artists who are identified with it, or both.
By: KEN GREENLEAF  |  March 21, 2012

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Mad Horse's cutting choice of Zindel's Gamma Rays

Half-lives
When a group of tender seeds are exposed to toxic radiation, the ones receiving the smallest dose develop normally; those that are moderately exposed mutate into larger-than-life oddities, and the ones getting the heaviest dose wither and die.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 21, 2012


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