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Women Are Seizing Their Power — Is 2017 The Beginning of Herstory?

Women Are Seizing Their Power — Is 2017 The Beginning of Herstory?

“I honestly don’t even know.” Several weeks ago, in the wake of the Weinstein maelstrom, I posed a question to my friend Olivia, “What will the world look like when women seize their power?” We were sitting in her kitchen, having tucked away a bottle or three of wine, impatiently waiting for a Moroccan-inspired chicken dish to finish cooking while the smell of cinnamon and roasting apricots surrounded us. The silence of our unknowing drew...

14-11-2017 Hits:1381 Features Sultana Khan

Columns

This Machine Tests How Strong Your Bud Is — Here's how it wo…

This Machine Tests How Strong Your Bud Is — Here's how it works

If (for whatever reason) you had to convince someone about the legitimacy of the burgeoning cannabis industry, show them some of its products. Twenty-nine states have implemented some sort of legal marijuana measure in the past 20 years and entrepreneurs and growers there have had time to test out some cool gadgets related to the business.   To me, the use of these  — often scientific — tools speaks to the seriousness of the cannabis industry; it’s clear... Read more

14-11-2017 Hits:153 Homegrown In Maine Francis Flisiuk

News

"LePage Can't Stop This" — Mainers want more healt…

"LePage Can't Stop This" — Mainers want more health-care, not less

Last week 59 percent of Maine voters approved of Question 2, which seeks to expand Medicaid coverage to residents living below 133 percent of the federal poverty line. Actually, the measure was the highest percentage of the vote of a citizen's initative in Maine in almost two decades.  But it might take much longer than necessary before those newly eligible folks — a group estimated to be around 80,000 Mainers — will be able to sign... Read more

13-11-2017 Hits:221 News Francis Flisiuk

Arts

8 Days a Week: Men breaking down, pre-holiday anxieties, and…

8 Days a Week: Men breaking down, pre-holiday anxieties, and constructive girl talk

THURSDAY 16   REAL BOYS | If there’s one thing men could learn from this cultural moment, it’s that they have a lot of work to do. Earlier this week, the journalist Eve Peysey published a piece titled “How to Apologize, A Guide for Men,” noting that if there’s one thing absent from the rationalizing explanations issued by Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein (to say nothing of the flat-out disavowals of Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore)... Read more

14-11-17 Hits:167 8 Days A Week Nick Schroeder

Food & Drink

On Becoming a Baker — Kerry Hanney of Night Moves Bread + Pi…

On Becoming a Baker — Kerry Hanney of Night Moves Bread + Pie

“For me, baking bread and pies is the culmination my life’s journeys.   As a young person, Kerry Hanney felt disconnected from nature. Born in the Midwest and raised in Atlanta, she recalled spending a good deal of time outdoors as a child, but that changed as she attended middle school and high school in the city.   That was how she came to Maine — well, that’s part of it. Kerry’s father passed... Read more

14-11-2017 Hits:295 Food Christopher Papagni

Music

Hearin' out the crows — D.Gross & Los Federales travel f…

Hearin' out the crows — D.Gross & Los Federales travel far with new album 'Crooks'

In 2017, it’s downright radical to commit to an itinerant lifestyle. Virtually no one can pull it off. Worse, the ones who can afford to do so waste it by staying in lavish dwellings in isolated perches or sequestered in mile-high hotels, away from society. Few are those interested in both the road and the people who built it. It’s tough to know how much D. Gross, the Portland poet and songwriter who fronts the group Los... Read more

14-11-2017 Hits:72 Album Reviews Nick Schroeder

Outdoors & Sports

Catch a Lift

Catch a Lift

When it gets to be around turkey time, especially when the real early birds are already enjoying man-made snow on the Kingfield slopes, active Mainers’ thoughts get around to sharpening edges, shopping for lift passes, and finding (or placing) shiny new slope-conquering equipment under that pine tree that will soon be in the living room. If the smell of oncoming flakes isn’t already in the air, it is in the... Read more

14-11-2017 Hits:114 Sports Gabe Gregoire

Kids & Pets

What If It Were You and Your Kids?

What If It Were You and Your Kids?

In Portland, it is more than evident that a significant number of individuals and families need help with all sorts of things, from housing to living skills to assistance with whatever legal issues may plague them and prevent them from building a solid life for themselves and their kids.   Mainers, and Americans in general, seem to be divided on how much, if any, to give to these less fortunate. Some say... Read more

13-11-2017 Hits:144 Kids Gabe Gregoire