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Searching for Stephen King

A new biography presents facts but not a full story
In 1983, Doubleday published yet another book from the increasingly renowned Stephen King, whose Carrie and The Shining (to name just two) were already popular books and movies.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 13, 2010

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The art of horror

A coffee table book that might scare you awake
While Lisa Rogak's Stephen King biography might be labeled "for fans only," it's unclear whether Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King should carry the same marker.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 13, 2010

Front Room battle goes to court

Food Fight
Next time you're at the Front Room, order that Old Fashioned with extra bitters. There's enough to go around.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 13, 2010

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Hot + steamy

Finding soups to fight winter's chill
"My kingdom for a plate of soup!" a hungry and possibly freezing Anton Chekov wrote in 1890, aboard a Russian steamer crossing the world's oldest lake.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 06, 2010

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Portland’s wishes for 2010

New Year’s resolutions
Ah, these fresh moments of the new year, when our hopes and resolutions are unsullied by the rough ravages of time, politics, and the Maine winter.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 30, 2009

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Kissing off 2009

The pressure to hook up on New Year's Eve is immense. Take it down a notch, and you may embrace 2010 with locked lips.
I had no New Year's kiss last year. I had fun, friends, a bonfire, and a bellyful of delicious food, but no kiss.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 06, 2010



Faltering steps forward

Going Green
As in many other sectors, the green world in 2009 was marked as much by bluster as by tangible positive action.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 22, 2009

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Christmas time travel

About Town
When I needed a bit of help getting into the holiday spirit last week, I decided to kill a bunch of birds and seek that seasonal boost while checking a Portland landmark off my list and getting a history lesson at the same time.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 16, 2009

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Give and learn

Instructional gifts are a joy for the giver and receiver alike
We shudder to repeat the clichéd adage about teaching a man to fish . . . But it's true that education offers deep rewards — ones that last longer, in many cases, than physical items.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 09, 2009

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Keep up with the Mad Men

A whiskey primer to get you in the door
Don Draper and his ad men swig whiskey all day like it's no thing, but some of you daintier folk may think scotch and bourbon are too harsh.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 09, 2009

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Conquer the cold

Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 09, 2009



So you think you can dance?

Soul Clap at SPACE
One of the few things that heats up a winter's night more than a dance party? A dance competition . Yes, you heard right.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 02, 2009

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Questioning the Legality of Straight Marriage

One for the Annuls Dept.
When it comes to supporting gay rights, two straight Boston University grads are putting their marriage where their mouths are.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2009

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Camera crazy

Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 25, 2009

Youth to power

Going Green
Bates College junior Robert Friedman will be missing a couple weeks of class in December.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 24, 2009

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Taking gay rights to Obama

All Politics Is Local
You might have seen Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll, seniors at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, around town in the days leading up to November 3.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 18, 2009



After the Question 1 vote

Regrouping
Last Tuesday, Maine became the 31st state to put same-sex marriage to a public vote — and to have it lose.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 11, 2009

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Three-hour tours

Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 04, 2009

Look for activist postcards on First Friday and beyond

AIDS Art Action
Approximately 1300 people in Maine live with HIV/AIDS, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 04, 2009

Conservation in Copenhagen

Going Green
In about a month, representatives from almost 200 nations will converge on Copenhagen, Denmark, for what could be the most meaningful meeting on climate change, ever.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 04, 2009

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Seasonal sipping

Fall cocktails at local restaurants
If you’ve got special reason to drown or celebrate this fall, Portland’s mixologists offer several autumnal elixirs that take advantage of the flavors and clean-slate feeling of fall.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 14, 2009


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