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[Video + Photo] Spose, The Mallett Brothers Band, The Wrecking + More at State of the State II

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As you may have already seen on the fabulous Emily Burnham’s Culture Shock blog, my company Knack Factory produced a video about the recent State of the State II event for this newspaper. The video features Spose, Sly-Chi, The Mallett Brothers Band, The Other Bones, The Kenya Hall Band, Model Airplane, The Wrecking, and Maine Youth […]

Japanese beetle orgies, people who leave their pets in hot cars, and damning the weather in all of its extremes

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Jeremy Smith is a USM alumnist and he works at his family’s antique store. He is also a friend of mine from the Cornish area. We attended the same high school, and now that I have a house back in town, we occasionally get together, drink beers and shoot the breeze about the real, the […]

Let’s talk about 80s horror. Also, the original Jason Vorhees is in Portsmouth tonight.

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The original Jason Vorhees, the supernatural killing machine from the Friday the 13th movies, will be in Portsmouth tonight. Ari Lehman will be appearing at Let’s “B” Reel, a monthly movie series that showcases b-movies and features guests, props and other extra goodies. Lehman’s appearance was made possible by Coast City Comics!, who hosted him […]

Check out The Internet’s Own Boy at SPACE Gallery this Wednesday

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This Wednesday, SPACE Gallery is showing The Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary about “programming prodigy and information activist” Aaron Swartz. I will be moderating a video Q+A with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. I have been focused on the intersection of the Internet, information access and civil liberties in one way or another for the past decade. As […]

Mike Tipping discusses the early success of his As Maine Went book campaign

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Columnist, activist, and fellow Bangor Daily News blogger Mike Tipping has written a book called As Maine Went. It documents the rise of Governor LePage and the Tea Party movement here in Maine. While the book, which is published by Tilbury House, comes out in the middle of July, Tipping used the crowdfunding site Kickstarter […]

Portland Pride! Co-Chair Jill Barkley on the importance of LGBT celebration and the road ahead

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I had the great pleasure of talking with Jill Barkley, Co-chair, along with Christopher O’Connor, of Portland Pride! They oversaw the 10 days of events, lectures, and parties that celebrated LGBT pride in Southern Maine over the past week and a half. The event culminated in a massive parade and festival that took part on […]

Nomar Slevik talks UFOs Over Maine

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Nomar Slevik is a Mainer known for his skills as a musician and a producer, but also for his interest in the paranormal. An encounter with a UFO when he was a young boy sparked in Slevik a life-long fascination with the subject. His new book, UFOs Over Maine: Close Encounters from the Pine Tree […]

13 Instagram photos that make me no longer want to cut the Old Port Festival

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Like most sane adults, I do everything I can to avoid the Old Port Festival. When I lived in Portland, I would take the day off and leave the city, the same way I would leave town on St. Patrick’s Day when I lived in South Boston. Whenever the Old Port Festival comes up, I […]