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Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.

Witchcraft popup store opens in Portsmouth [video]

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I visited Deadwick’s Ethereal Emporium, a witchcraft popup store based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was granted a tour by Knewton Deadwick (Knate Higgins). The store, which is affiliated with Pickwicks Mercantile, opened yesterday and will be open Tuesday – Sunday throughout the month of October. [Video produced by Knack Factory]

Glenn Close and David Shaw divorce (and that “boiled bunny” date)


People reports that Glenn Close and David Shaw have divorced after 9 years of marriage. This immediately brings to mind when Close was on All Things Considered this time last year and recalled her first date with Shaw. Shaw, the founder and former CEO of Westbrook, Maine based IDEXX Laboratories, presented her with potted [stuffed] […]

Interview: Comedian Geoff Tate loves Cheers, Sinbad and Dave Chappelle


Geoff Tate is a Cincinnati-based comedian and he will be performing in Boston on September 21st and Providence on the 22nd (at O’Brien’s Pub and Comedy Connection respectively). He is touring with Emma Arnold, a comedian he says is “not one of those stupid, closed off dude comics. She’s Hilarious. Really, really funny.” Last week […]

25 Vintage Maine Video Clips


Featuring but not limited to:- LL Cool J at Colby in 1985 ACT UP acting up Reenactment of a fatal clown heart attack Reenactment of boy getting tongue stuck in a canteen Mustachioed Karate students Late 80s teen bodybuilding competition Fingers in the Oakhurst cream cheese Tim Sample being awesome Introspective Rob Caldwell … and […]

With friends like these: Allies, we need you to act like allies.

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Last week, the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity announced that their 16th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Competition would be held on the same day as the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). In response to an outcry from the community, the organization rescheduled the event. Jane Doe asked if she could share some of […]

“Kim Davis and her supporters are American Taliban”


According to Talking Points Memo: The Oath Keepers — the armed, anti-government vigilante group known for popping up at the Ferguson protests and elsewhere — has told Kim Davis’ legal counsel that they would be willing to “protect” the anti-gay marriage Kentucky clerk from being detained by the U.S. Marshals Service. In this context in particular, something […]

Bernie overtakes Hillary in Iowa: “It’s not the polls. It’s the issues.”


Politico reports that Bernie Sanders has overtaken Hillary Clinton in Iowa. Sean Faircloth’s commentary (originally posted on Facebook and posted here with permission) on the matter very much resonated with me: I’ve not commented about polls this year. I’ve not attacked Hillary and often complimented her. My early and continuing admiration for Sanders has to […]