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Portland Fall Arts Guide 2009

Over 1000 picks!
Sink your teeth into the best music, movies, arts and more.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 17, 2009


Living with HPV

It afflicts millions, yet no one talks about this nightmarish STD. Now one woman bares all.
The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and still terrified that I’ll get cancer.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009

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No stove necessary

Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  September 04, 2009

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Stay in the black

Graduate without financial ruin
Some of you greenhorns are embarking on your academic careers. And some of you veterans are practically outta here. Remember all that advice about maintaining a good grade-point average? There's another number that might actually be more important: your credit score.
By CLAUDE MORGAN  |  August 26, 2009

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Late-night bites

It's dark. You're tired and hungry. You've come to the right place.
Yes, there are places in Portland to get something to eat after 10 pm — even as late as 3 am. From pizza and wings to pancakes and homemade apps, this city has your appetite covered, whether it's been a long night of Beirut or studying (ha!). We wouldn't want you to starve.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 26, 2009

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Back-to-school supplies

What you won't find on your syllabus
After a summer that started with a monsoon and coasted into its final lap with a heat wave, when we talked about Wilco, celebrity deaths, and Shakespeare in the park, when we feared tasers and crime sprees, and we consumed Mexican food and ice cream, we're ready to make the transition into fall.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 26, 2009

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Not drinking in Portland

Non-alcoholic beverages — for your nights 'off'
You're under 21 and your fake ID got denied, or maybe you just need a night off the booze but still want to go out with friends. Never fear. There are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on offer around town; we've picked out a few for you to try. Some of them, we dare say, are so tasty you should actually skip a PBR and enjoy something with a bit of flavor.
By ANNA PEROCCHI  |  August 26, 2009

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Open your pie hole

Ten places to stuff your face with pizza
Pizza is at the top of most students' survival-kit necessities (along with beer, sleep, and coffee). Luckily, whether your tastes lean in the standard dough-sauce-cheese direction, or run toward the artisan variety, there's a pizza option for you in Portland. We've collected our top 10 favorites here (in no particular order), and make suggestions about when to visit each one.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 26, 2009

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Every Friday there's an art walk

Portland’s creativity is on display any time you care to look
This Friday, as the first Friday of every month, Portland art-lovers will wander the streets, checking out the latest and greatest our galleries, museums, and shops have to offer. Nearby communities have their own versions, too.
By ANNA PEROCCHI  |  August 05, 2009

Weathering the weather

Going Green
Sweltering summer heat is finally upon us, along with how-to-keep-cool considerations.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2009

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Winning marriage in Maine

The campaign's past -- and its future
Three years ago, after winning non-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, we began a journey to win protections for LGBT families. We knew our best chance for winning marriage was through the Legislature and that once we passed a bill, we would have to defend it at the polls.
By BETSY SMITH  |  August 04, 2009

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Economic scale

DownEast Pride Alliance gets down to business
We want what everyone wants — happiness and the personal freedoms our forefathers lived and died for.
By SID TRIPP  |  August 04, 2009

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It's time to party!

Get your friends together and marshal support for marriage
Doug Kimmel and Ron Schwiser were married 40 years ago by a Presbyterian minister. They've lived in Hancock — where they pay taxes, attend church, and volunteer in the community — for more than 20 years. Yet, they are virtual strangers in the eyes of the law. They are denied the more than 400 legal rights and benefits that come with marriage under Maine law.
By SHENNA BELLOWS  |  August 04, 2009

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Ho-Hos and air guitars

Planning a same-sex wedding
The fact is, most couples argue in the early stages of wedding planning. My partner, Diane, and I are no exception to this rule. Currently, our biggest argument surrounding plans for our wedding is whether or not she can slide into the ballroom during our reception, performing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" on her air guitar.
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 04, 2009

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Marrying into history

One woman's wait — and drive — for equality
 remember the day Vermont legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. I was in college at the time and I remember thinking out loud that I could move there and get "Civil Union-ed" someday. It didn't sound the same as my previous dreams of getting "Married."
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 04, 2009


Rethinking liberal arts in the digital age

Liberal Arts is due for an update
They didn't teach genderfuck, iteration, or micropolitics when I was in college. But times have changed.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2009


The Search for America's Biggest A-Hole

Grossest casting couch in History Dept.
This week in Boston, Spike TV held auditions for its new sub-low-culture program, America's Biggest Asshole . You're right — all reality show tryouts are essentially auditions for America's Biggest Asshole, but this one is transparently egregious, as if the NHL re-named hockey "Kill the Man with the Puck."
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2009

In the same boat

Diverse City
It's summertime in Maine, a sweet and all-too-short season that generally makes living here the other nine or 10 months worth it. Except that this year, sun and warmth have apparently decided that, like access to the credit markets, they won't be available to the masses.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 24, 2009


Summer Guide 2009

Live music, film festivals, art exhibits, and more
New England's Best Summer Guide 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 11, 2009

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Next level of fun

Gamers and the people who put up with them get nostalgic at Funspot
Gamers and the people who put up with them get nostalgic at Funspot
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2009
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