Portland (Maine)

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Record Store Day 2013: Your Guide to DFW Events

    April 20 might be the biggest music day in North Texas this year. We have Untapped Fest in Fort Worth, Har Mar Superstar will turn Bryan Street Tavern into the area's best dance party and Dada will have some of the best local hip-hop in the area. 4/20 is also the date of of this years' annual Record ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Union Bear Bartender Jonathan Colley on Crime and Punishment and Local Beer

    Jonathan Colley is one of the resident barkeeps and beer nerds in the basement at West Village (aka Union Bear). He got into the beer biz by frequenting his neighborhood watering holes in Oak Cliff, where he met the ambitious Spillers Group. When they recently opened Union Bear, they hired Colley, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    The Universal Food Shame Scale

    Damn. Eating that freezer burrito made you feel like an awful human being. But, exactly how awful? Wish there was a way to know exactly how much shame you should feel when you eat a horrible, awful food? Wish. Effing. Granted. Above is our very helpful, very scientific Universal Food Shame Scale: ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    35 Conferette Adds More Acts, Including New Sub Pop Supergroup Featuring Michael Cera

    If nothing else, Michael Cera is cooler than Danny Masterson, right?​After announcing last week the addition of another 135 bands to its bill, you'd think the folks up at Denton's 35 Conferette might need a breather -- or, I dunno, maybe some time to focus on the actual logistics of the fest, sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    35 Conferette Adds A Whopping 135 More Bands To Bill, Including A Whole Slew of Locals

    Big things happening today in the world of 35 Conferette -- bigger news, even, than the fact that the-festival-formerly-known-as-North-by-35 now has an actual website to call its own (!). Bigger, too, than the really awesome web teaser/advertisement that the fest's organizers have created to promote ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010
  • Music

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    The Wyndemere Cries, "Quarter Mil"

    View Larger MapThe New York Times' Great Homes and Destinations blog wonders what kind of pad you can get for $250,000 and comes up with a few options: a three-bedroom, three-bath 179-year-old house near the Fore River in Portland, Maine; a five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house in Athens, Georgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2006
  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Erasure Errata

    After 20 years, the diva-pop duo has a stronger connection--and better costumes!--than ever

  • Culture

    April 14, 2005

    A Twist of Limeys

    Fair ladies and loutish lads put on all sorts of English accents in three spiffing new productions

  • Music

    November 26, 1998

    Oh, Brother

    Russell Miles, the "Bill Gates of weird," finds religion in crank calls

  • News

    January 29, 1998

    Deconstructing Richard

    Richard Hamburger transformed the Dallas Theater Center into a regional marvel, but as he faces a million dollar debt and a host of angry critics, is it curtains for his daring vision?

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Out of the past

    Slaid Cleaves finally molds his influences into the shape of his own voice

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    The Last Days Of Mickey Mantle

    Booze, baseball, and broads: A tarnished hero's deathbed regrets--and final redemption Exclusive Observer excerpt from David Falkner's new biography