The images of Christmas that came to us fused and confused geographies, histories, and iconographies: the stony, semi-arid, goat- and sheep-herding Holy Land with its jumbled, inhospitable terrain; the deep-forested European north, where the dire winter cold and darkness threaten to engulf the world forever.
Once again, we asked this year for you to send us the photos that best represent your personal vision of Maine — and, man, did you ever respond.
More than a century later Joanna Colcord’s classic shot of her dad still has more bite than any other image from Maine’s nautical history.
Onetime Mainer Ed Shenton illustrated the works of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and other giants of 20th-century lit. Now, his son wants to make sure you know his name.
The holidays shine a light on marine workers’ hidden talents and passions.
How did a Portland artisan turn an old toy dinosaur into the coolest Hanukkah menorah?
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine
In Catherine Armsden’s Dream House, an architect dissects her childhood home to make sense of her past.
From “Farmstead at the Crossroads,” by John Lovell, in our December 1979 issue.
Once upon a time, Santa’s sleigh guides weren’t such a rare sight in Maine.
Who wants to run 26.2 miles through the Maine North Woods in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a lick of difference for a mill town on the ropes? This guy does.
In the woods outside Farmington, a martial-arts champ built a hobby into a lifestyle into a factory.