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D.C. wannabes

Twelve people want to represent you in Washington; we explain who they are as the winnowing begins
Already some candidates have come and gone, but the field remains wide open as candidates prepare for the June 2008 primaries.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Word on the street

After a lull, Portland's spoken-word scene is getting loud
Part of the draw, for performers and spectators alike, is the diversity of forms that the open mic can take.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Eating, my words

Going green
In 2008, I’m going to eat less meat.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

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It always looks a lot like Christmas at this Old Port store

Venue watch
Descending into Country Noel, which sits below street level on Exchange Street, is an assault on the senses.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 12, 2007

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Chew on this

Is there a food co-op in Portland’s future?
“It’s a crime, really, that the largest city in Maine doesn’t have a natural foods co-op.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007

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Peaks Island veteran collects stories of war's atrocities

Winter soldier
Thirty-six years ago, more than 100 Vietnam veterans gathered in Detroit to describe and expose war crimes perpetrated by themselves and their fellow soldiers.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007



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Earmuffs for everyone

Celebrations
The story goes that 15-year-old Chester Greenwood was ice-skating when his ears got unbearably cold.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 28, 2007

Wish list

Going green
Please consider the following gifts, to be bestowed upon me this holiday season.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 28, 2007

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Scared green

Devra Davis’s cancer book
Even when we’re aware of some level of health risk involved in our mundane daily activities, we tend to ignore it.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2007

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All I want for Christmas is ...

... a strap-on harness made of recycled rubber; and other helpful holiday gift ideas
True story: My grandma sent me my Christmas check in mid-October this year.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007

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Killing bills

Congress inaction
Auto workers, oil companies, and farmers all snarling together in a pit of special interests — it’s not a pretty picture.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007



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Cruella de Vil shows her softer, dog-loving side

Venue watch
It may come as a surprise that Glenn Close is a dog lover, given her history of playing characters who wouldn’t win any awards from PETA.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 14, 2007

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100% Green, this week

Recycling
We thought it made sense to print the Phoenix ’s “Green Issue” on 100 percent recycled paper, procured through the Montreal-based paper producer Abitibi-Consolidated.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2007

Pet sounds

Going green
This summer, I got two kittens of my very own, and I am completely obsessed with them.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2007

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Moving pictures

The second annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival
It was a great night at One Longfellow Square, a really good spot for showing movies (including a curved wall onto which the films were projected!).
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 01, 2007

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Cutting off your taxes to spite Uncle Sam

W-4 Peace
Take Larry Dansinger, who lives in Monroe, and who has withheld some or all of his owed taxes for years in opposition to US military action and policy.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 31, 2007



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Stacked up

City Council and School Committee candidates answer our questions
For a moment, step away from the yammering about whose fault which snafu is — let’s find some people who know how to make decisions the community can embrace.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 25, 2007

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Are turtles making love at King Middle School?

Sex Ed
“What your values are, and what actually happens, are quite different.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007

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Mobilize against the war on Saturday

Protest
Several buses will take Mainers down to Boston Common on October 27 to participate in one of 11 anti-war demonstrations planned nationwide for that day.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007

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They're no grasshoppers

Food preservation
If you’re skeptical that local-food activists can survive the winter on, well, local foods, swing on by this Sunday’s Skill Share and Harvest Dinner.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 17, 2007

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Comics for Christ

Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007


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