• Detail from book jacket
    August 25

    Words like “horror” and “monsters” accompanied the publicity for John Manderino’s new collection of short stories, But You Scared Me The Most. Not only did I find the 26 stories engaging and entertaining, most also were laugh-out-loud funny.

  • North Haven.
    August 25

    The end of this summer marks the end of an era. After five years, Bill Trevaskis is stepping down from the position of programs director at Waterman’s Community Center.

  • Obadiah Buell and Kelly Dean
    August 25

    Obadiah Buell grew up on an abandoned industrial granite quarry dating back to the 1800s.

    Surrounded by massive stone blocks and the clear waters of granite pools, Buell has had a passion for granite—both for its utilitarian nature and sculptural qualities—since he was a child.

  • Zach Field wows the crowd as he juggles and rides a unicycle.
    August 24

    On July 30, the Swan’s Island Library hosted its Annual Island Bazaar while celebrating the fifh anniversary of the new library building. Artists, crafts people, good food and an auction, along with music by island musicians, created a festive atmosphere.


  • Brook Minner, director of Northeast Historic Film
    August 23

    Two Maine organizations dedicated to preserving the past have collaborated to present documentary films in a festival this fall.

  • Congress Street in the 1970s; photo probably shot by John Duncan.
    July 19

    This is the second of a three-part series recollecting the look and feel of Portland in the 1960s, '70s and '80s by a Maine writer who spent his youth there.

    In the 1970s, Portland grew up.


  • book jacket detail
    July 19

    We see Lucy working through defenses like rationalization and denial to finally come to an understanding of love as complex.


  • American Character
    July 19

    American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good

    By Colin Woodard

    New York: Viking, 2016

  • Commercial Street in summer.
    July 18

    If Maine is to grow its economy and provide opportunity for innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly for those under the age of 40, we must understand Portland beyond definitions of city and geography...