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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Yellow Cab, the company (and its owner) behind the harassment claims

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My recap of a Portland Amber Dorcus’ horrifying experience with Yellow Cab got a great deal of attention yesterday, and it sparked a lot of interest in who, exactly, was responsible for the her harassment. Fellow BDN blogger Chris Shorr and I did some research on the company and Dorcus’ claims and we co-wrote this […]

Portland woman reports intense and frightening harassment by local cab driver

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The following report, offered by my friend Amber on her blog, is at once disturbing and important to share. It fits into the context of the several conversations that have taken place here (and in the comments section) about street harassment and the ongoing, seemingly never-ceasing harassment of women overall. UPDATE [1:00p, May 7, 2014]: A […]