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Knowing glances

Field notes
Admit it: Even if you've never posted a Missed Connection on Craigslist, or had one written about you, you've probably perused them.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 11, 2009


Hurtin' for a yurtin'

Love letters to Maine
Safe to say, we weren't exactly roughing it.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 04, 2009

Going green: Ghostbusters

Reducing phantom loads
My monthly rent payment includes heat and electricity, a luxury I'm still getting used to at the new apartment I moved into this summer.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2009


Teach a woman to fish...she'll never want to leave

Love letters to Maine
The cluster of small shacks that comprise Jim's Smelt Camp in Bowdoinham look like a tiny shantytown; were that it was so — I would move right in.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2009


Slideshow: Smelting in Maine

Ice fishing for smelt  
Smelting in Maine
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2009


Are you a retrosexual?

Facebook's latest erotic application
A few months back, one of my best friends from high school slept with the guy to whom, years earlier, she had lost her virginity.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 22, 2009


Thoughts on the 36th anniversary of Roe V. Wade

 Woman rights
To commemorate that anniversary, the Maine Choice Coalition, along with the Maine Civil Liberties Union, the League of Young Voters, and the Portland Phoenix, are teaming up to screen the film I Had An Abortion at SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, January 28.   
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 21, 2009

Legislature will take up gay marriage this session

Equal rights
Maine lawmakers are certain to debate gay marriage in 2009, with competing marriage-related bills slated to be filed with the Legislature this week.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 14, 2009


Keep calm and carry on

City life can be uniquely draining.
Keep calm and carry on
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 14, 2009


Good riddance

Maine activist plans shoe-hurling action
Kennebunk activist Jamilla El-Shafei is at it again.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009

Preaching to the choir

Alternative left
Despite the curious omission of the Phoenix, that bastion of liberal, progressive, alternative news, The Nation's Guide to the Nation (Vintage) mostly lives up to its stated goal of being " a kind of collage of the Left.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009

Black or blue

What if blue eyes were like black skin?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009


Vampires want more than just blood

In these trying times, we've shunned wizards for vampires
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 31, 2008


Citizen organization re-envisions a city street

Reclaiming Franklin
A group of local and state government officials, neighborhood representatives, and open-space advocates are in the beginning stages of an effort they hope will transform Franklin Arterial.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2008

Ridiculous and sublime

Maine got stranger in 2008
 Certainly what will stick out most in our minds are those wonderful hours late on November 4, when we hugged and cheered and attempted to get from one side of Empire to the other without spilling our beer.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008

The Year in Green

Going Green
I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008

Gay marriage debate comes to Maine

Civil rights
Even as same-sex marriage supporters across the country reel from the Election Day approval of California's Proposition 8 — which changed that state's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman — they are optimistic about bringing gay marriage to Maine, possibly in the upcoming legislative session.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 17, 2008

Food fight

Green thumbs up in arms
After stewarding the garden's 14 acres for years, the South Central farmers found themselves at the beginning of this decade in the middle an ownership dispute.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 10, 2008


Give local

Support your neighbors while delighting your friends
Support your neighbors while delighting your friends
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 12, 2008

Drugs and culture

University of Southern Maine professor Wendy Chapkis usually studies, teaches, and writes about gender issues, so her latest non-fiction outing, Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine , might seem like a bit of a departure.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2008


My first trip to the County

Northern exposure
During my 36-hour stay in the Allagash region, I had better luck than the four Massachusetts College of Art students who journeyed into the Maine wilderness in the summer of 1976, only to allegedly encounter a UFO.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2008

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