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D.C. wannabes

Twelve people want to represent you in Washington; we explain who they are as the winnowing begins
Already some candidates have come and gone, but the field remains wide open as candidates prepare for the June 2008 primaries.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Word on the street

After a lull, Portland's spoken-word scene is getting loud
Part of the draw, for performers and spectators alike, is the diversity of forms that the open mic can take.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Eating, my words

Going green
In 2008, I’m going to eat less meat.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007


It always looks a lot like Christmas at this Old Port store

Venue watch
Descending into Country Noel, which sits below street level on Exchange Street, is an assault on the senses.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 12, 2007


Chew on this

Is there a food co-op in Portland’s future?
“It’s a crime, really, that the largest city in Maine doesn’t have a natural foods co-op.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007


Peaks Island veteran collects stories of war's atrocities

Winter soldier
Thirty-six years ago, more than 100 Vietnam veterans gathered in Detroit to describe and expose war crimes perpetrated by themselves and their fellow soldiers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007


Earmuffs for everyone

The story goes that 15-year-old Chester Greenwood was ice-skating when his ears got unbearably cold.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 28, 2007

Wish list

Going green
Please consider the following gifts, to be bestowed upon me this holiday season.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 28, 2007


Scared green

Devra Davis’s cancer book
Even when we’re aware of some level of health risk involved in our mundane daily activities, we tend to ignore it.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2007


All I want for Christmas is ...

... a strap-on harness made of recycled rubber; and other helpful holiday gift ideas
True story: My grandma sent me my Christmas check in mid-October this year.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007


Killing bills

Congress inaction
Auto workers, oil companies, and farmers all snarling together in a pit of special interests — it’s not a pretty picture.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007


Cruella de Vil shows her softer, dog-loving side

Venue watch
It may come as a surprise that Glenn Close is a dog lover, given her history of playing characters who wouldn’t win any awards from PETA.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 14, 2007


100% Green, this week

We thought it made sense to print the Phoenix ’s “Green Issue” on 100 percent recycled paper, procured through the Montreal-based paper producer Abitibi-Consolidated.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2007

Pet sounds

Going green
This summer, I got two kittens of my very own, and I am completely obsessed with them.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2007


Moving pictures

The second annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival
It was a great night at One Longfellow Square, a really good spot for showing movies (including a curved wall onto which the films were projected!).
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 01, 2007


Cutting off your taxes to spite Uncle Sam

W-4 Peace
Take Larry Dansinger, who lives in Monroe, and who has withheld some or all of his owed taxes for years in opposition to US military action and policy.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 31, 2007


Stacked up

City Council and School Committee candidates answer our questions
For a moment, step away from the yammering about whose fault which snafu is — let’s find some people who know how to make decisions the community can embrace.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 25, 2007


Are turtles making love at King Middle School?

Sex Ed
“What your values are, and what actually happens, are quite different.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007


Mobilize against the war on Saturday

Several buses will take Mainers down to Boston Common on October 27 to participate in one of 11 anti-war demonstrations planned nationwide for that day.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007


They're no grasshoppers

Food preservation
If you’re skeptical that local-food activists can survive the winter on, well, local foods, swing on by this Sunday’s Skill Share and Harvest Dinner.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 17, 2007


Comics for Christ

Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007

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