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Filmmaker David Meiklejohn talks Damnationland, pursuing struggle in Los Angeles

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David Meiklejohn is a filmmaker and one of the co-producers of Damnationland, an annual Maine-based film anthology that “features genre-defying original works” and celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. The premier takes place at The State Theater on Friday, October 17th with additional screenings scheduled throughout the remainder of the month.  The event will also […]

22 Instagram photos that showcase how fabulous the Fryeburg Fair was

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I recently wrote fondly about the Fryeburg Fair, and my memories about growing up going to it. My wife and I went to the fair twice last week, once with our daughter and once without. As I explained elsewhere, the with child/without child experience are both two very animals. It’s hard to enjoy the fair […]

LaVerdiere’s Halloween Aisle: Fond memories of Halloween in the pre-digital, pre-safety age

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In the mid-90s, LaVerdiere’s Super Drug, then the largest chain in Maine, was sold to Rite Aid. The transition was a depressing one for Halloween obsessed Mainers. Sure, Rite Aid still boasted (and continues to boast) an aisle dedicated to candy, cobwebs and greasepaint, but was sanitized to fit within a corporate drugstore aesthetic. Its […]

I told Eater Maine how I would like to see the world changed with food…

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Eater relaunched its site design today. From Eater Maine: To mark the relaunch of Eater today, the Features team compiled a collection of seventy-two of the best ideas for how people around the world are or how they plan to or how they want to change the world through food. A lot of the ideas are incredibly earnest. […]

The Maine GOP is a successful, albeit soulless, machine

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“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” — Mark Twain You know, sometimes you produce a short documentary about an gubernatorial candidate that—unbeknownst to you—contains a song lyric that alludes to another elected official giving head. Then the GOP […]

“Internal data” points to brightening of Maine’s future

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I don’t usually focus on polling, because focusing on polling is boring and makes politics more of a horse race than it should be. That said, despite Public Policy Polling showing the candidate to be polling at his lowest numbers yet, an email from the Cutler camp suggests “internal data shows that voters are moving […]