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Feeling the pull

MESH: An inclusive, sex-positive arts and events group
Ever feel like it’s getting harder to talk about sex?
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 30, 2014

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Ask your dealer

We Build Excitement at SPACE Gallery
The automobile is a thing of great ambivalence. On one hand, it’s contributed to catastrophic and virtually irreversible climate change, enabled the limitless profiteering of the oil industry, and served as symbolic fuel for a lot of dumb notions of masculinity. On the other, if you’re an American between the ages of 16 and 99, life’s most pivotal moments would have been impossible without them, whether they provided transport, escape, or a soft, cushiony interior.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 27, 2014

Providence Phoenix to close; Portland still in flight


On October 8, our sister publication the Providence Phoenix announced that it would close, ending a 36-year run for the city’s only alt-weekly. What that means for our paper is a good and appropriate question.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 16, 2014

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Any old town

Amy Stacey Curtis makes it Matter in rural Maine
It’s a long, ruminative drive from Portland to Parsonsfield, the site of a bizarre, unclassifiable, and oddly intimate sort of production by the renowned Maine artist Amy Stacey Curtis.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 11, 2014

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Sunny, no bluster

Sunset Hearts explode with wwwindswept
There’s no point in making music if you’re not being honest.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 11, 2014

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Forms and solutions

Wriggling out of the lockbox at the ICA
How do we think about art when the artists’ identities are removed?  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 01, 2014



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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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