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Tips and advice for surviving and/or enjoying Old Port Fest 2015


The weekend of the Old Port Festival is upon us. Last year, when experiencing the festival by way of observing it through the lens of Instagram—which is my go-to mode for living life these days—I decided to no longer hate the annual street spectacle anymore. I had long held the festival to an unrealistic standard, […]

Ultimate 2014 Maine Holiday Gift Guide: Over 150 Maine Gifts


BEHOLD! The 2014 Maine gift guide! Here is a list of holiday gifts made by folks from Maine and/or have some sort of connection to the state. Be careful, as this guide is so hot it will likely melt your face right off of that pretty head of yours. Holiday gift season doesn’t have to […]

Ask Alex: How do I tell my favorite cashier that I have a crush on him?


Potentially Awkward asks: There’s this guy who works at Trader Joe’s, and I see him almost every time I shop there. He always smiles at me, he’s always friendly, he makes small talk, etc. Sometimes the small talk seems sort of flirty. This leads me to two questions for you: How can I tell whether […]

Ask Alex: A primer on physical world introductions for the digital set

It has been a while since I have attacked an Ask Alex, and I am excited to be doing so this dreary Monday morning. Please submit your queries by emailing me at alexsteed [at] gmail [dot] com. In case you are cautiously interested in submitting, I am happy to keep the identities of those in […]

Be dynamic, kids. Words of advice for the digital age.

Photo Credit: I don’t know who took this photo, but it is from when I worked at the USM Free Press in the mid-00s and was skinny enough to wear a tight-fitting polyester shirt without a hint of irony. I had the great pleasure of being invited to talk with the staff at the USM […]

Ask Alex: EDM (Electronic Dance Music Edition)

I have been slacking in the advice doling department. While I have a proper Ask Alex post slated for publication next week, I thought I would flip the paradigm on its head today and ask someone else for advice. I am someone who appreciates EDM (Electronic Dance Music) from afar, but it has been a […]