Culture

CIFF

2018 Camden International Film Festival

The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced the slate of feature and short films for its 14th edition, which will take place September 13-16, 2018 throughout Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine.

Avena Botanicals

Avena Botanicals

While it’s easy to understand how an elderflower creme made with coconut oil, rosewater, and beeswax might moisturize skin the proclaimed benefits of other Avena Botanicals products are less intuitive.

How to Talk Like a Mainer

What does it mean to talk like a Mainer these days? As writer and linguist Michael Erard explains, the answer is wicked complicated.

agritourism in Maine

Barn Swallows

Some of Maine’s liveliest spots for dinner and drinks these days are down on the farm — and for some Maine farmers, the gastronomic “barn social” is a key part of a new agrarian model.

Portland-Fire

The Destroyer

In 1866, the Great Fire of Portland was the most devastating blaze ever to strike an American city. Revisiting the harrowing night that left half of Portland in ashes.

canoe on a lake

Dawnland

Author Porter Fox spent two years traversing the U.S.–Canada boundary, looking to better understand the wild borderland that rarely makes the news.