Portland

On the Forefront of Consent

Speak About It was founded at Bowdoin College as a theater production to educate students about consent and boundaries. Now, eight years later, it has grown into a national nonprofit that travels to hundreds of high schools and colleges around Maine … Continue reading

Animating the Future

Anyone who’s views ever sat around playing video games, wishing it could be their job is in luck, according to Adam Fisher. The animation artist, who’s originally from Prospect Harbor, started teaching at the Maine College of Art (MECA) the fall … Continue reading

Mussel Men

For years, Matthew Moretti would tell people he worked as a “professional shoveler.” Before his family business upgraded its equipment two years ago, Matthew explains, wielding a shovel was integral to the mussel farming process. “The original way we harvested … Continue reading

American Dreamer

Alain Nahimana’s first job in America was a two-hour-a-week gig cleaning bathrooms at the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland. As he washed floors and scrubbed toilets, he thought of everything he had left behind in Burundi, including the communications firm … Continue reading

Beautiful Imperfections

“Nothing is too precious,” says Heidi Lachapelle. We’re sitting at her kitchen island drinking cups of bitter, nutty coffee, and she has just explained the ethos of her home. She is referring specifically to the Carrara marble countertops. “They have … Continue reading

Portland

Friday Evening A new venture from the creative couple behind Portland Hunt and Alpine Club, the West End’s Little Giant is bright and welcoming on this 10-degree evening. Bar manager Max Overstrom-Coleman greets my boyfriend, Sean McCarthy, and me and … Continue reading