Love Letters to Maine | Beth Greenlaw Shissler

Dear Maine, I have never loved you more than I do today. Sure, I’ve tested the waters elsewhere—I’ve lived in six states and traveled to many countries—but you are home to me. My great-great-grandparents came from Aroostook County, Isle au … Continue reading

Interview: Man of the Mountain

Man of the Mountain From operating lifts to ski patrolling, Erik McClure has helped keep Sugarloaf running for more than a quarter-century by Paul KoenigPhotography by Nicole Wolf Issue: November 2020 One winter while in college, Erik McClure moved up … Continue reading

The Communicator in Chief

The Communicator in Chief Maine CDC director Dr. Nirav Shah on how to talk to people during a pandemic and why he doesn’t believe in silver linings by Paul KoenigPhotography by Nicole Wolf Issue: October 2020 Less than a year … Continue reading

Love Letters to Maine | Dora Anne Mills

Dear Maine,During these tumultuous times I find so much solace in realizing you have weathered similar dark storms before. Take the 1918 pandemic with influenza. World War I was ravaging. The pandemic tore open the wounds of health disparities among … Continue reading

Wood Workers

A photographer documents the faces of logging in the North Maine Woods and beyond

Love Letters to Maine | Reza Jalali

Dear Maine, It was love at first sight. You had me at the “Welcome” sign at the Jetport. I was nervous. I was a refugee and worried how to build a new life in Maine. Ours, like most love affairs, … Continue reading

Contemporary Perspective

The Portland Museum of Art’s new chief curator Shalini Le Gall on how museums can be more inclusive to a diverse community

The Two-Year Bicentennial Celebration

Despite the cancellation of Maine’s bicentennial events, we have a lot to consider and celebrate over our 200 years

For the Greater Good

Portland restaurateur and pastry chef Ilma Lopez says kindness is needed to save the city’s restaurants