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Letters to the Portland Editor: May 29, 2009

Commodity leads to scarcity
I've never seen Al Diamon quite so hysterical as in his column on the water issue. Nazi analogies of the Left are simply the Ann Coulter form of crazy, especially when you are defending corporations.

Review: Katyn

Andrzej Wajda was Poland's most revered filmmaker during the long Communist era.
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 27, 2009

Drinking muddy water

Eco-Whacko Syndrome!
There's something in the water
By AL DIAMON  |  May 13, 2009

Crossword: ''Just playing''

It's what's on the outside that counts.
It's what's on the outside that counts.
By MATT JONES  |  February 11, 2009

Portland music news: January 23, 2009

We know everyone's geeked up about that big rock photography exhibit at the PMA, but be sure also to check out an exhibit of local-rock photos by John Fahnley
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 21, 2009

You say what?!

On American campuses, Esperanto is an extracurricular language
When Professor Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof created the language called Esperanto in late-19th-century Poland, he envisioned a world unified under a lingua franca.
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  January 09, 2009

Luckey in Amsterdam

Paralyzing hopelessness at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
Simply, there’s no more prestigious place for a documentary to debut than IDFA, rightly regarded as the very best documentary festival in the world.
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 23, 2009

Kicking the bottle

Water supply
As several Maine towns battle the plans of Poland Spring to expand water-pumping operations across the state, a group of water-rights activists will bring the issue to Portland this Saturday.
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  November 26, 2008

Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick goes to DC

Whale tale
In 2006, Pitts-Wiley wrote Moby Dick: Then and Now , a theatrical version of Herman Melville’s book, which joined the story of Captain Ahab chasing a great white whale to an urban tale of teenagers chasing “that Great White Thing” — cocaine.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008

If words could kill

Diverse City
Those of us who make our living by writing know that words are among the most powerful tools in human society.  
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 16, 2008

Letters to the Portland Editor, October 3, 2008

Sex is risky
If a pregnancy is endangering a woman’s life, the woman’s life needs to be saved. But I feel this way because I’m pro-life.

Odium at the podium

This year, with such a close contest, the debates could have an impact like never before. Here’s what to watch for.
In most presidential elections, the importance of the debates is over-rated.
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 25, 2008

Drinkin' problem

Politics and other mistakes
No more local beer.
By AL DIAMON  |  September 10, 2008

Water wars

Bottlemania puts a local story on the national stage
Elizabeth Royte’s new book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , is a frank reminder of just how ubiquitous bottled water has become.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Keep the heat on

 Letters to the Portland Editor, September 5, 2008
Thank you for getting this out in the open.
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  September 03, 2008

Georgia on your mind?

Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008

Don't expect too much

Politics and other mistakes
"We think we will be paid. We think we will be paid in full."
By AL DIAMON  |  August 12, 2008

Olympian anti-heroes

Sports blotter: Olympic edition
Greetings, Olympic sports fans!
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 08, 2008

Slideshow: Found in translation

A new book looks at the golden age of international movie marketing
As movies began to gain worldwide attention, Hollywood studios tailored their marketing to specific geographic locations, allowing local distributors to create their own publicity campaigns.
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  August 01, 2008

Heirloom Ukrainian recipes

Written in English for the first time
In a wind-bound seaside cottage rental where she’s been living this year, Sasha Prygoniuk, a 25-year old Ukrainian, has volunteered to teach me (and you) how to “kook,” (as she so charmingly pronounces it).
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 07, 2008

Rock of ages

The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
What a difference four decades make.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008

Behind the immigration debate

Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008

The case of Milan Kohout

The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2008

A child of Hitler

Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)
This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By ALFONS HECK  |  January 30, 2008

The Excavated Shellac MP3 blog

An embarrassment of musical riches
In the seven months since he started the blog, Ward has posted an astounding selection of music from India, Ireland, Turkey, Burma, Poland, Africa, Japan, Spain, the US, and more.
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 27, 2007

Antidote to modern life

Bigos, the Old-World comfort stew
Finally, she says, “We have in our genes to eat bigos.” No matter where we’re from, I think we all do.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 20, 2007

History tour

Zeitgeist’s compelling   Kentucky Cycle; Double Edge’s Republic of Dreams
Whitewash has floated like a soap scum on the bloodbath of America’s past as told in the history books.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 09, 2007

Don’t you dare come after my bottled water

In a fiercely divided America, there’s one thing that the usually-correct Left shares with the almost-never Right.
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  September 19, 2007

Fly the friendly skies with the Pope

The Pope didn’t ask me for any marketing tips for his new airline venture linking Rome to pilgrimage sites like Lourdes, Fatima, and Czestochowa.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  September 05, 2007

Mark Olson

The Salvation Blues | HackTone
The album shimmers with the sort of musical detail that keeps woe-is-me songwriting from sounding (entirely) like a pity party.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 28, 2007

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