Boycotts can have unintended consequences, and Maine’s history with them has been checkered. When we at Down East received a few impassioned messages warning us that we too were included in a “total boycott of all businesses linked to Maine in any way,” it prompted some reflection.
There’s a trace of the sacred in it — in the light, in the title — plus a hint of the absurd, the faintest whiff of the freewheeling nature of that day at sea.
George French delivered 20 years worth of stirring images, mostly black-and-white, of pastoral landscapes, but he was also a devoted chronicler of working people.
British animator Will Rose draws inspiration from Eastport’s wildlife, architecture, and late-night Justin Bieber dance parties.
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.
On her third record, Portland singer-songwriter Sorcha Cribben-Merrill gets intimate.
Melissa Sweet’s new E.B. White biography is a (literally) colorful portrait of Maine’s most beloved writer.
Photographer Justin Levesque considers Maine’s relationship to its subarctic neighbors — and the lines across the sea that link us.
After 25 years, the DaPonte String Quartet isn’t slowing down.
Portland’s Tricky Britches channels a classic bluegrass sound — sans porkpie hats.
Lawrence Lord has amassed a collection of iron tractor seats that he diligently scrapes, repaints, and displays in vivid grids on the walls of his two-barn museum.
On a Newcastle back road, locals and visitors gather to celebrate summer, ceramics, and the world’s greatest pop-up salad bar.