It’s not my fault. I’m just the messenger. I didn’t cause this mess.
Although, to be honest, I don’t seem to have done much to prevent it.
Since the Media Mutt column began in late June of last year, the Maine media have been through some torturous twists and turns. Most of them haven’t been for the better.
This is the summer of public art in Portland. There are public commissions, private commissions and private projects all hitting the streets. This week saw the installation of “Rustle” by Vivian Beer, an abstract steel sculpture that boldly greets oncoming traffic at the gateway to the Back Cove. The tall, bright red, modern piece sits on a slight hill, on a triangular piece of land. In any other city, this would be the primo spot for a statue of a forefather or soldier. By specifically
My foray into a North Woods food tradition did not go as planned.
Presenting a dirty dozen of Maine's most loathsome - from itinerant ax murderers to homegrown Nazis.
I’m starting off this week’s news roundup with all the important artistic, scientific and intellectual news, but I want those of you with short attention spans to know that later in this column there’s stuff about PHOTOS OF NAKED WOMEN. I’m not the type to exploit the story about PHOTOS OF NAKED WOMEN by putting it first, ahead of many more significant items, in a blatant attempt to suck in more readers. That wouldn’t be in the Down East tradition. Rather, it would
A few weeks ago, I spent a week up on Monhegan Island. While there, I passed some time in what I consider to be the perfect library. It was a quiet and tiny structure with exposed beams, patches of sun and a carefully edited collection of exactly the timeless classics that you would want to read while on vacation. It smelled of salt, wood and dusty book jackets.
When I returned to Portland, I was greeted with the news municipal budget cuts would force the Portland Public Library to
The writer clearly realized that not signing his (or her) name damaged his credibility because the May 26th letter starts with an apology. He apparently didn't realize a similar discount program is available for Marine
Also, read about Maine's favorite summer treat, the Sea Dog Biscuit.
If the ice cream sandwich isn't your thing, how
But because of the work that I do with the young and the hip at the Maine College of Art, I find myself spending more time