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Party's over

With the closure of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, Greek life at USM begins to dwindle
If you walk down to 27 Preble Street in Gorham this semester, you may find it different than when you last left.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 31, 2010


As city blue-bag prices climb, Portland residents find other ways to take out the trash

They come out at night, hiding beneath the cloak of darkness. Weighed down by bags of reeking garbage, they hobble along the streets in search for the closest Dumpster. And these people of the night, they're your friends and neighbors: normally unassuming and law-abiding people, merely looking to get rid of their trash.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 18, 2010


Is it Calvin and Hobbes or an issue of Joe Hill's Locke and Key comic? Even better: It's both.

Fearful symmetry
In Joe Hill's Keys to the Kingdom , a bloodthirsty wolf pack's feeding frenzy filtered through the youthful lens of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comic strip can only be described as disturbing. But it's these details that make the comic, which was dedicated to Watterson, such a satisfying read.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 18, 2010

Tour guide

The best (and worst) places to dump trash around Portland
After losing a five-minute stare-down with a drunk man using a Dumpster as a temporary resting place, the Phoenix realized that some Dumpsters were actually better to visit than others.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 18, 2010


Portland's new skatepark is exactly what we didn't ask for

The hardest trick in skateboarding isn't a darkside grind or even a 360 hardflip — it's building the actual skatepark.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  July 14, 2010

Racing spikes in Back Cove

Record breakers
Try not to be alarmed by the large packs of scantily clad men and women striding along the Back Cove trail every Wednesday night starting at 6 pm.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 24, 2010


Rain check

When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 16, 2010

Bandwagon fans gear up

Only after buying a "Beat L.A." T-shirt, methodically checking ESPN for World Cup updates, and watching every installment of the NBA Finals with a religious fanaticism, has the hard truth settled in: I am a bandwagon fan.
By: ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 16, 2010
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