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Interview: The when, how and why of disrupting authority with Sarah Schindler

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Sarah Schindler is an Associate Professor at the University of Maine School of Law, where she teaches and researches the areas of property, land use, and local government. This evening she will be a panelist at Think and Drink: Disruption of Authority, an event organized and hosted by Maine Humanities Council. It takes place at […]

Think, drink, and discuss disrupting authority with me this Wednesday

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Maine Humanities Council has organized a series called Think & Drink. It’s basically a mashup of a happy hour, civic forum, and participatory panel discussion. The series takes place the third Wednesday of each month at SPACE Gallery. It started in February and will end in May. The theme of the series this year is […]

Elise Pepple of Hear Tell: “Storytelling is a democratic art; it is a renewable resource.”

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Hear Tell is a monthly live storytelling event organized by Elise Pepple. Crush[ed] is the theme of the next episode, which takes place this evening (doors at 7) at Tandem Bakery (on 742 Congress). According to Pepple, she wanted the theme “to be about love because it’s February” but “didn’t want it to be too […]

I want to give Lily SanGiovanni 1,000 high-fives

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By way of the Portland Press Herald: Senior class president Lily SanGiovanni sparked community outrage in January when she changed the way she invited students and faculty members to recite the pledge. “At this time,” SanGiovanni said over the intercom, “would you please rise and join me for the Pledge of Allegiance if you’d like […]

Exit Interview: Nick Schroeder, former Managing Editor of DigPortland

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I offered my take on the fall of DigPortland at the start of this week, and Seth Koening wrote this article about the drama. I was interested, though, in what DigPortland Managing Editor Nick Schroeder had to say about all of it. For the paper, Schroeder ran a feature entitled Exit Interview, where he interviewed […]

“Back Off Flatlander” and other great Maine-themed patches

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Kris Johnsen, an artist I have featured every year for my annual holiday gift guide (we have framed and hung several of his pieces in our home), has organized a new endeavor called Portland Patch Project. Each month will feature a different sewn patch designed by a local artist. Patches will be manufactured and feature […]

Interview: Pious Ali, “Public Servant at Large,” on activism, immigration, and empowering young people

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Pious Ali tells people he is a “public servant at large.” Over the past decade, he has worked at PROP, organized a youth interfaith alliance, and won a seat on the Portland School Board.  Ali came to Portland from New York in 2002. Looking for work outside of restaurants, he got a job with PROP, […]