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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

Bob Dylan

Music seen at the Cumberland County Civic Center, October 4, 2007
It was like waking up next to someone and realizing that he’s simply no longer the man you fell in love with.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007


High hopes for Boston Beanstalks’ weekend in Portland

Tall club
As you wander through the Old Port this weekend, don’t worry that you’ve shrunk overnight. You’re the same height — it’s everyone else who’s taller.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007

Gas up!

Going green
Unfortunately, purchasing a Prius is out of the question — although a girl can dream.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 03, 2007


Prudish publication makes its debut

Return to modesty
You won’t see any bikinis in Eliza’s swimsuit spread, just one-pieces and a few belly-covering tankinis.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007


New Portland writer gets a life-changing surprise

She calls the award “miraculous,” and indeed, it’s an apt narrative for a woman who relishes magical realism.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 26, 2007


Environmentally yours

Two new takes on global warming
Environmental interest groups, Shellenberger and Nordhaus claimed, simply don’t dream big enough to address the multifaceted monster that is global warming.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2007


Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

Can Maine’s alternative-energy sources save the day?
It’s going to take more than screwing in a few compact fluorescent light bulbs to make a dent in the state’s energy use.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 19, 2007


Here comes the neighborhood

Venue watch
She wants you to cook some bacon, scramble some eggs, and pour some mimosas — and she wants you to be able to do it all at the last minute.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 19, 2007

Watering down

Going green
One of my most egregious self-indulgences is a nice, long, hot shower.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 12, 2007


The Common Ground Fair offers uncommonly good fun

Coming up
If Maine is the way life should be, then the annual Common Ground Country Fair gives us some reasons why.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 13, 2007


With a blank slate, anything’s possible. Plus, Art on Decks

Skate park
Today, the cracked and faded tennis courts off St James Street are nothing much to look at.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 05, 2007


Keep yourself alive

How to avoid the Freshman 15, cure a hangover, get some sleep — and still have fun
I’ll admit that my college years weren’t my healthiest.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 29, 2007


Imitation and flattery

Nation building
If the replica Green Monster, Citgo sign, and Coke bottles at the Sea Dogs’ Hadlock Field don’t sufficiently feed your Red Sox fever, don’t fret.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 13, 2007


Kennebunkport protest expected to draw around 5000

Protest round-up
Cindy Sheehan seems unable to stay away from the peace movement that she publicly cut ties with just over two months ago.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 22, 2007


Urban Hardware is decidedly urbane

Venue watch
If you’ve been wondering where to go when you desperately need a hammer and a stylish sieve — and really, who doesn’t? — look no further.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 22, 2007


Taking tolerance overseas

Stemming hate violence
Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007


Mowed down

The federal Farm Bill leaves Mainers in the dust
Libby describes Leahy’s spot on the committee as “good for new England — because without that voice we’d be invisible.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007


Tracking kilowatts

Going green
Encouraged by my energy-conservation success, I decided to go even greener.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 08, 2007


Urban bards

The summer sidewalk subculture that enlivens the city all year round
“You’ll find us. We’ll sound like Kenny G on acid.”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 01, 2007


Federal judge says PUC's Verizon inquiry can continue

That's gotta sting
Almost exactly a year ago, the state Public Utilities Commission stepped up to guard Mainers’ privacy and phone records from Verizon.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 01, 2007

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