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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 […]

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 […]