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Addie Peet rug

Addie Peet Design

Peet is one of a handful of Maine designers making hand-painted floorcloths, common home accessories in the 18th and 19th centuries, until linoleum came along, and now enjoying renewed interest thanks to the maker movement and a growing awareness of indoor allergy triggers.

Deep Space

In his new book, Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine, the acclaimed essayist, novelist, and physicist Alan Lightman explores the relationships between science and religion, knowledge and transcendence — all from a quiet, wooded rock in Casco Bay.

Longfellow at Bowdoin

Longfellow at Bowdoin

From our March 1963 issue: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s years at Bowdoin, where he became one of America’s great poets, and the first important poet who would support his art by college teaching.

fallen tree

Great Elms

New England Elms, long cherished as ornaments, became symbols, providing more than simply shade.

A is for Allagash, masters of yeast

Alpha-brew

Around the time that new contributor Carla Jean Lauter was reporting this month’s story on the nascent reboot of Maine’s august D.L. Geary Brewing Co. she was also penning and designing a fond tribute to Maine’s many breweries in the form of a vintage children’s alphabet primer.