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Going green
Two upcoming debates  will likely address environmental topics and how they impact jobs, climate change, and our national priorities.  
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 02, 2008


Genre bender

Joe Hill’s scary stories reflect our worst fears
At a time when real-life events seem both horrifying and surreal, 20th Century Ghosts raises the question: Who needs monsters, when we have our messed-up minds, to contend with?  
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 02, 2008


Personally speaking

Abortion and Life tells whole truths
For decades, feminists have rallied behind the phrase “the personal is political,” meant to remind us that our personal lives are intrinsically affected by politics.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2008


Obama and McCain: Repro Rights Checklist

How the presidential candidates measure up on reproductive rights
It’s important to know where our next president stands with regard to reproductive rights — and to remember that those rights depend on who’s in charge.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2008


What’s wrong with them?

Lyme documentary gets Under Our Skin
Released earlier this year, Under Our Skin labors to bring "the Lyme controversy" into mainstream conversation.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2008


Once bitten

The fight over what is — and what is not — Lyme disease
Does chronic Lyme disease exist? If so, how is it treated? If not, what’s making so many people so very sick?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2008


Vote for your favorite design online

Skatepark rolls forward
Slowly but surely, the city’s skaters (and bikers) are moving closer to getting the skatepark they need.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2008

Local races heat up

Get involved
Your attention may have been on national politics over the past few weeks, but it’s time to switch gears a bit.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008


Getting religion right (and left)

Portland author explores Catholic faith and politics
“Religion is seen to be the province of the political right,” Chris Korzen says.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008


Water wars

Bottlemania puts a local story on the national stage
Elizabeth Royte’s new book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , is a frank reminder of just how ubiquitous bottled water has become.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008


Reading roundup

Autumn’s authors about town
This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008



Going green
I moved in August, from a largish two-bedroom on the Hill to a smallish one-bedroom downtown.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 03, 2008


100 things to do

Want to call yourself a true Portlander? Here's a checklist.
A checklist for true Portlanders.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008


Now's the time

A primer on Opportunity Maine
Opportunity Maine is that rare type of public policy — one that enjoys true bipartisan support, and one that is expected to actually work.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008

Facebooking the convention

News feed
We rounded up a few Maine luminaries who’ve alighted in the Mile High City for the Democratic National Convention, and translated their observations into Facebook speak.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2008


Mainers off to Denver

Peace talks
Two well-known Mainers will take a peace petition to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this weekend, aimed specifically at opposing military action, flat-out war, and economic sanctions against Iran.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008


Portland City Council highlights water needs

Water ways
City councilor Dave Marshall will speak at this Wednesday’s farmers’ market in Monument Square about the importance of creating a national water trust fund.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008


Pick what you eat

Fans of organic food: Stop talking, start weeding
In just a few hours, go beyond the agri-tourism of picking berries or apples, and actually learn something about the land.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008


Two days, a theme, and a prop

Overnight developing
If you see a bunch of people running around town this weekend singing and dancing, John Wayne style, you can bet they drew “Musical or Western” as their 48 Hour Film Project genre.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 13, 2008


Stoned in Starks — for a cause

Pot party
It’s not just toking and tunes that the weekend is intended to promote.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 13, 2008

Giving back

 Going Green
What does it take to get young people to give money to environmental organizations?
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 12, 2008

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