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[Guest Post] Mr. Porter’s wild night: PHOTOS of Sunrunner, Covered in Bees and Mamá Ladilla

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The following post, which is about Douglas Porter—one of the most prolific musicians in the Portland scene—comes as a guest contribution by Ben McCanna. It originally ran on his blog Post Mortem Portland, a site which bills itself as a “photographic account of heavy music in Portland, Maine.” As I have long admired Porter, and […]

Ultimate 2014 Maine Holiday Gift Guide: Over 150 Maine Gifts

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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 […]

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 […]

Let’s figure it out together at citydrift/Portland

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You will find me behind a table full of books at citydrift/Portland (September 19 – 21). Before I explain, a bit about the event: Over a 72-hour period, Portland will experience three days of drifts and simultaneous creation and installation of drift documentation or ephemera, including panel discussions at the citydrift/Portland hubs. citydrift/Portland will conclude […]

5 favorite not-at-all fancy Portland restaurants and bars

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Portland has so many amazing, high profile, chronically celebrated restaurants that it is easy to forget those just “pretty good,” solidly reliable places that consistently hit the spot. When you want something as simple as a burger, figuring out where to go can quickly spiral into a bout of existential despair. Do I go to […]

“I’m King of the Mall” or: Confessions of a Teenage Mall Rat

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Sometime in my later teenage years, my elderly father told me that he enjoyed sitting on the benches in the mall and just watching young people be young. He appreciated our energy and liked sitting and letting it wash over him. I understood this more than he figured I did. I enjoyed going there largely […]

[VIDEO] Beer Camp Across America showcases Maine’s brewing prowess

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I am thankful to have gotten the opportunity to go to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America on Friday. The traveling beer festival only touched down on seven locations in the United States, one of which was right here in Portland. This is particularly significant because, as nearly everyone in the video touches upon, there […]

[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 […]