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Outing Private Violence

USM film screening offers collective response for DV victims and advocates
Everybody knows domestic violence is a serious issue. The problem is knowing exactly where it lives.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014

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Forged from iron

Hessian's debut is heavy in a weird way
On Bachelor of Black Arts — to borrow a phrase from French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan—Hessian “traverse the fantasy.”
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014

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Facing program cuts, university moves critical meeting to Fort Kent

#USMFuture
If you’re not angry about what’s happening at the University of Southern Maine, it’s time to pay attention.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 19, 2014

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Low light glow

Going out? Here’s what you can expect from the Portland scene...
Frank talk on the Portland nightlife scene.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 18, 2014

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Summer was stolen

A look at artists who prepared for the fall
From here, the strongest pull of the art season comes—surprise, surprise—from the Portland Museum of Art, where a mostly sculptural assembly of works by Aaron T. Stephan should throw a wrench at the syntax of institutional aesthetics.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2014

Voter awareness efforts ramp up

Fill in the bubble
As election season looms a mere eight weeks away, most Mainers are fully aware just how much is at stake in the future of the state. But let’s not take any chances.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2014



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Point of contention

Workers, unions, politicians protest FairPoint’s ‘bad faith’ effort
On Monday, hundreds of workers and supporters rallied in Portland to protest to the labor practices—or lack thereof—of FairPoint Communications.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 05, 2014

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Aucocisco Galleries ends 15-year run

Walls close in
This month, the longstanding Exchange St. gallery Aucocisco will be closing its doors, ending a 15-year run as one of the most visible and engaged visual art venues in Portland.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 03, 2014

SPACE Gallery unveils unique new artists' grant

Can't start a fire...
“This is a way for people to fund very inventive projects that take some risk.”
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  September 03, 2014

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Blurring art and life

A conversation with citydrift executive curator Jenna Crowder
A conversation with citydrift executive curator Jenna Crowder
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 31, 2014

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Long live AWAAS

It's Great Dying
It’ll take a break-up to realize it, but the city is going to miss AWAAS.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 21, 2014



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Finding the words

Responding to racism, trauma, and the murder of Michael Brown in Maine
It might be that there has never been a better, more informed time for a discussion about the politics of race in the US.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 21, 2014

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Floor report

How Portland's best dance nights left the Old Port behind
Portland dance nights are getting weirder, better, and more diverse, and the change is coming far from where people might look.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 14, 2014

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Growth is a myth

Artist and adolescent make arresting Sigrid
Sigrid on Her 14th Birthday is an unlikely merging of minds that’s as fresh, authorially confused, and genre-slippery as they come.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 14, 2014

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True costs of war

A discussion with SMWC member Sarah Lazare
The Southern Maine Workers' Center leads a free workshop titled "Organizing for the Right to Heal" Thursday, which connects the fight for greater access to US health care to war efforts around the globe.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 14, 2014

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Built to last

Nadal and Buckwalter fly the flags at Mayo
Just like kids’ forts, the room is a forum for the constant bending of logic.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 07, 2014



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USM budget deficit split by conflicting philosophies

Crisis at USM
Whatever criteria the University of Maine system is using to decide where to cut, it doesn’t seem related to the production of degrees.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  August 07, 2014

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What the light reveals

Maasch's room of dark statues, fresh flowers
Their latest duo at Susan Maasch Fine Art, Brenton Hamilton and Kiki Gaffney, is worth a stop, its works adventurous enough to satiate the art-educated while sufficiently wall-mountable to please strict collectors.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  July 31, 2014

Activists pass SoPo ordinance

No tar sands
When people talk about outside money coming into the Portland region, they’re usually referring to the food, tourism, and hospitality industries. But it’s getting increasingly harder to overlook the influence of the oil industry, which has lately been pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into efforts to expand tar sands and crude oil production along the East Coast.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  July 31, 2014

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Selling our shares

Despite its perks, Airbnb is making it tougher to live in Portland
Before we herald Airbnb as the harbinger of Portland’s “sharing economy” revolution, some troubling side effects are beginning to show. Airbnb is raising rents, fracturing neighborhoods, accelerating gentrification, and diminishing Portland’s stock of affordable, available, permanent homes.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  July 24, 2014
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