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Farming While Black: Moving toward justice with Soul Fire Farm

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The Maine Jewish Film Festival Returns: In its 22nd year, screening more than 40 unique films about the richness and resilience of the Jewish experience

Taking place in five towns across the state, the Maine Jewish Film Festival is back for its 22nd year, this time with a subtheme of musical… Read more


Why safe injection sites and drug decriminalization are “ruled out” of Gov. Mills’ opiate response plan

In a stark contrast to the previous administration, Gov. Janet Mills is committing a significant amount of state resources in response to t… Read more

Gov. Mills' new budget makes "progress on investments critical to Maine's future," State Republicans argue it's not sustainable

Last Monday, Gov. Janet Mills introduced her vision for a new $8 billion Maine state budget, focusing on investments to Medicaid, education… Read more

Medicare For All or Bust? — State and National Democrats test the political winds for support for single-payer health care system

Within the next couple weeks, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) will introduce Medicare-For All proposals in the U… Read more


Know Your Role: DRC's 'Fabuloso' explores the crisis of growing up

Fabuloso is a story of two radically different couples. Teddy and Kate are entrenched in placid domesticity, jobs at a bank and as a soccer… Read more

Breathing the Spirits In: Great script and super cast lift Monica Wood's 'The Half-Light'

Her name is Iris (Maggie Mason), and she is indeed capable of uncommon vision: she can peer into the world of the dead. But when her collea… Read more


Food & Drink

Mr. Tuna Gets His Legs: The popular mobile sushi bar plants roots with a new stall in the Market House

If you've visited a local brewery, taken a stroll down Commercial Street, or slurped oysters at The Shop in the past couple of years, chanc… Read more

Eating in a State of Flux: Fusing food philosophies in Lisbon Falls

Political scientists suggest our politics are increasingly driven by two worldviews. The “fluid” worldview sees a big beautiful world where… Read more


Local Boys Find Their Voice: FonFon Ru's debut album 'Death and Texas' is a genuine scorcher

When FonFon Ru started playing shows a couple years ago, I remember thinking how foolish it would be to try to guess what they’d sound like… Read more

New releases from Bright Boy, Buzzy, and KGFREEZE

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Flower to the People: Four Maine legislators have proposed bills to expunge prior cannabis convictions

Now that Maine has enjoyed a little over two years of legal weed, it seems only fair to stop punishing the folks busted for it during the p… Read more

Title X Helped Me Avoid Unintended Pregnancy: The Trump-Pence Administration is about to destroy it

I didn’t have health insurance for most of my senior year in high school. My mom left her hospital job to focus on building a business, and… Read more

STARGAZING: Uranus enters Taurus, a New Moon in Pisces, and the first Mercury Retrograde of 2019

The arrival of March brings us that much closer to the buds and blossoms of spring, but also takes Mercury into its first retrograde cycle … Read more

The Battle for Water Use in Maine: Privatized water systems mean less democratic control

While the deadly water crisis in Flint, Michigan, was a flashpoint in our national dialogue about water, it was far from an anomaly. Thousa… Read more