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  • Take a fascinating look at an art forger in the documentary ‘Art And Craft’ at SPACE on Friday

    Landis, whose career as an art forger is depicted in "Art And Craft," is one of the most eccentrically lonely criminals ever seen on film. Read on

  • Absinthe, Santa Hustle, Warren Miller & BY LOCAL: 10 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Catch Warren Miller's newest ski film on Thursday nights and be inspired by winter. Hear new works from Maine playwrights at Mad Horse Theatre or see Spybird Theater's Egg Noir at Mayo Street Arts. Lots of sampling this weekend, too: Absinthe in Oakland and beer and wine in Portland. And just over the border in New Hampshire, check out the open studio at The Artists of Salmon Falls Mills. Read on

  • In’finiti is ready to wow with their new star chef

    A new chef is setting an exciting standard for fine cooking at this well established Old Port gastro-pub, In'Finiti Fermentation and Distillation. Read on

  • Gunther Brown plays Blue in Portland tonight

    Don’t miss a great night of indie pop-rock at Bayside Bowl with Forget, Forget, The Loose Canyons & Jargon Party, Geno’s gets crushed by the doom metal sounds of Morne, Ramlord, Xiphoid Dementia & Mugwart, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves & The Ghost of Paul Revere team up for SMACFest at Stone Mountain Arts Center, Clara Junken plays a free show at b.good in the Old Port, and a ton more fun times for your finally Friday! Read on

  • Frugal Friday find: 5 Maine-made gifts under $10

    Is that Alexander Hamilton burning a hole in your pocket? Here's five ways to fix that. Read on

  • Damariscotta’s Animal House stretches its holistic paws into Westbrook

    The Animal House is a family-owned business from the Damariscotta area that has now wagged its way onto Westbrook’s Main Steet. The store is positioned as a holistic destination for pet lovers with only natural products and free nutritional consultations. Meet the founder, Aubrey Martin, and discover the story behind this Maine business. Read on

  • Based on the action alone, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ is entertaining. Lawrence further elevates it

    In a film that cranks up the action even more than the first two movies, Lawrence's work grows even stronger as she commands attention with each word, phrase and breath. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 restaurants worth the drive from Portland for Thanksgiving

    Those who don't want to cook and serve the holiday feast at home have plenty of options in and around Portland. If you want to make more of a day of it, however, consider heading out of town to one of these coastal or mountain destinations. And if you'd rather not drive home afterwards, they also have guest rooms. Read on

  • Snacktime: It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day, new Otto in SoPo close to opening, revamped brunch menu at Zapoteca, and more

    Celebrate the annual release of France's famous "new" wine, stock up on holiday cookies without having to bake, and get ready for Otto Pizza near the Maine Mall. Read on

  • What the heck is the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association? A library, a gallery and maybe the next great arts venue in Maine

    They won't give you free oil changes, but this might be the next best music venue in Portland. Read on

  • 5 ways to bring beer into your Thanksgiving

    When I first started writing about beer, the idea of bringing beer to the Thanksgiving table was one that would elicit more than a few brow raises and questionable looks. Read on

  • A look inside the just-opened Portland Food Co-op! Grand opening Dec. 10

    Portland shoppers, most of whom were members, arrived en mass at the newly opened Portland Food- Co-op. Lines were slow at the check-out but no one minded so thrilled for the store to be finally open. Read on

  • 11 things I learned on social media this week

    I learn something new from social media every day. From the brilliant to the mundane to the insulting. Read on

  • Order the ribs and the fried catfish. Seriously. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in South Portland

    If you're like me and occasionally find yourself pining for some good catfish, what they're serving up at Moe's is the real deal. South Portland, near the mall, is the last place I expected to find it. Read on

  • For Thanksgiving dinner without the fuss, make a reservation at one of these 23 Maine restaurants

    Don't feel like doing all that cooking, cleaning up and catering to everyone's different dietary requirements on Thanksgiving? Maine restaurants are here to save your turkey day. Read on

  • Happy Hour: 29 places for deals on drinks in Portland

    "Happy Hour" used to mean a time when sailors on board Navy ships were allowed to fight to let off steam. Now, of course, it's all about kicking back with discounted drinks and relaxing at the end of the work day. Here's a guide to 29 noteworthy Happy Hours in Portland. Read on

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