Category Archives: Portland

There once was a porn star kamikaze and other things you learn from old magazines


I buy old magazines at antique shops and swap meets. I love reading them to get a better sense of how culture and news was being presented in the various times and eras represented by each publication, and I enjoy seeing all of the dated pictures and advertisements. Also, in the context of an always unpredictable present, I […]

LePage on Syrian refugees: “I am forever committed to resetting the goal posts of irony”


According to this paper: Gov. Paul LePage said Monday that he will oppose any effort by the federal government to settle Syrian refugees in Maine after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. I’ve also heard that LePage is putting the kibosh on allowing government skeptical libertarians into the state due to the likelihood that they sympathize […]

Your Ultimate 2015 Maine Holiday Gift Guide (over 200 gifts!)


BEHOLD! The 2015 Maine gift guide! Using the items and shops represented here, you can find a gift for every single person / style type / price restriction represented by your friends, families and colleagues. Basically: Shop using this list exclusively as a means of supporting local craftspeople and businesses. Shop using this list because Maine […]

Molly Steinmetz, Facebook and Instagram friend portrait artist, on her show


A Very Large Collection of Very Small Portraits, a gallery show by Molly Steinmetz, opens at Pinecone + Chickadee tonight (it’s First Friday!) and will hang there throughout the month. Steinmetz, a Portland-based illustrator, drew portraits of over 300 of her Facebook and Instagram friends. The endeavor began as an extension of the #100daysproject (Steinmetz calling […]