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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.

Maine, Thankfully: Samuel James: Songwriter, Storyteller, Raconteur

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Samuel James is an artist and all around raconteur based in Portland, Maine. He is a seasoned and celebrated blues musician—touring around has taken him all over the planet. His writing about race has been featured in the Phoenix and he recently told a story up growing up in foster homes on the popular radio program […]

Maine, Thanfully: Kelly Arbor and Gaelle Win Robin of Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony

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When I first started thinking of the Maine, Thankfully series, I found myself excited to talk with folks who are doing work that changes the way most think about community service. The work that Kelly Arbor and Gaelle Win Robin of Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony (M.E.S.H.) are engaging in will likely do exactly that. On paper, […]

Maine, Thankfully: Zoe Odlin-Platz of India Street Public Health

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This is the first installment of Maine, Thankfully, a series about folks who are making things better for their communities and for our state at large. A new profile will run every week day between now and Christmas with each profile examining a variety of approaches to doing good. You can learn more about the […]

Maine, Thankfully: A series about folks for whom we should be thankful

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Today I launch the first installment in Maine, Thankfully, a series about folks who are making things better for their communities and for our state at large. A new profile will run every week day between now and Christmas with each profile examining a variety of approaches to doing good. Profiles will examine those contributing […]

[Guest Post] Mr. Porter’s wild night: PHOTOS of Sunrunner, Covered in Bees and Mamá Ladilla

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The following post, which is about Douglas Porter—one of the most prolific musicians in the Portland scene—comes as a guest contribution by Ben McCanna. It originally ran on his blog Post Mortem Portland, a site which bills itself as a “photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine.” As I have long admired Porter, and […]

These are some of the search terms by which people found my blog: November, 2014 Edition

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WARNING: Coarse Language Actual search engine terms by which people found my blog over the past three months, as categorized by perceived essence: nostalgically: new year drunks can’t hardly wait 90s clothing fuck me dj tanner from full house skeptically: white people why its not cool to be white fred hampton t shirt politely: etiquette […]