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The Loop

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  • 6 filmmakers who just decided to screw with us

    Movie directors aren't immune to the lure of a good prank, April Fools' Day or not. And while some movies may seem like a joke on all of us (I'm looking at you, "Transformers" and "Atlas Shrugged" franchises), their sucker punches were unintentional. Read on

  • Vote here! Maine Madness Beer Tournament: Elite 8

    In today’s Elite 8, all of the match-ups seem like giants fighting giants. It will be interesting to watch Rising Tide’s MITA and Daymark duke it out. Good luck choosing between these Maine beer gems! Read on

  • Miniature ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Mayo Street Arts and Lucy Wainwright Roche at One Longfellow

    Prove to me that you're no fool: Walk across town to Mayo Street Arts for a night of musical theater that is guaranteed to be like nothing you've ever witnessed. Read on

  • Parrothead Festival, Record Party & Pillow Fight: 7 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Let's say "hello" to April by whacking it with a pillow. Portland Pillow Fight Day is Saturday, and the free event might just be the biggest pillow fight you've seen in person. There's also some comedy this weekend, a record party at Portland Flea-for-All and circus in South Paris. And let's not forget Parrothead Festival at Sunday River, where summer is coming early to the mountain. Read on

  • It’s all pretty pleasing at Big Sky Bakery in Portland’s Public Market House

    It's not about the still-warm loaves of bread, although undeniably they're nice and make the place smell good. It's about the good humor and goodwill that seems to radiate from behind the counter. Read on

  • Six-Moon Journey: Getting high on the ridges of the Tennessee Divide

    The AT wends a high and winding path along the Tennessee Divide for much of the way through the mountains of northern Georgia. Read on

  • Here are 4 Maine beers sure to make your spring brighter

    Beers made with far less malts than the stouts and porters that filled our winter. Beers with nice floral and tropical hop notes. Beers whose flavors liven the palate as the natural world awakens all around us. Read on

  • Home Catering fits the bill in the West End

    Take a quick peek inside to see what's in store. Read on

  • ‘Red’ by Portland Stage is fascinating, rewarding

    Like Rothko's work, this play requires some effort from the viewer. But, as with the paintings, the rewards are many. Read on

  • Own the pool this spring: Take a synchronized swimming class in Portland

    Portland Recreation is offering an adult synchronized swimming class on Thursday evenings at Riverton pool, starting April 30. Read on

  • Eat a good book: Enter the Edible Book Festival at Portland Public Library April 3

    No one's really going to eat a book (at least, no one's tried yet). The Edible Book Festival invites creative readers/writers/book fans to make a dish that gives a nod to a book title, poem, character or simply has something to do with a book or poem. Read on

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