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Lifestyle

  • A sprightly spring dinner

    Spring is Earth's wake-up season, when everything comes alive. Crocuses and daffodils spray color where snow used to be. While we anticipate the awakening of our gardens, we can tune up our taste buds with a splash of sprightly flavors. Earthy mushrooms and garlic, salty bacon, bitter g...

  • Portland Museum of Art's most unconventional biennial

    A conventional biennial is an open, juried exhibition to which artists are invited to submit art created within the past two years to be judged by a panel of distinguished art-world jurors. In this sense, the 2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial follows convention. Some 970 artists...

  • 2 Broadway shows, plus ballet, oratorio

    This week's picks of the tix include two popular Broadway shows, a famous classical ballet and a celebrated Biblical oratorio. The biggest of the Broadway shows is the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," one of the most successful tuners of contemporary t... 1

  • What's 'A Picture's Worth' doing in Falmouth?

    FALMOUTH — A Route 1shopping center seems an unlikely place to discover one of the best Maine photography shows in recent history, but that's just what "A Picture's Worth" is.

  • Love lessons, acrobats and more

    As harsh winter yields to sweet spring this Friday, love is in the air at The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn. "The 13th of Paris," the company's current offering, provides comic lessons in romance and more, and audiences are invited to sit in, chuckle and chortle.

  • Fried rice: Hearty, simple, satisfying

    Mark Bittman got me thinking about making fried rice.

  • Top musical offering: Cape Breton fiddler MacMaster

    The astronomical calendar indicates that we've reached the final full week of winter, while the arts and entertainment calendar indicates a variety of music that's suitable for all seasons.

  • Snowshoeing the Calderwood Tree Farm trails in Freeport

        It is back to Freeport this month for exploration of another exceptional Freeport Conservation Trust project: the Calderwood Tree Farm loop trails. This winter we have been trying to be a little greener and have been seeking out recreational opportunities n...

  • Perfect dinner for a snowy day

    Whenever we have a cold snowy day, I might enjoy speeding downhill on my ancient Flexible Flyer or skating until the twilight turns the sky pink and the snow blue, but my favorite snowy day activity is creating a comforting dinner, something simple and warm to contrast with the outdoor snow and...

  • Saint Patrick's Day brings Irish music to area

    Saint Patrick's Day is looming on the calendar, and two quality Irish acts are heading into Portland.