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.
A new wave of Maine wrestlers puts a beatdown on the Pine Tree State’s reputation as a pro-wrestling backwater.
Kim Ridley reflects on life and death in this moving personal essay.
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.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from February.
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.
Bigfoot inventor Michael Thom, an architect from Belfast, boasts that Bigfoot has saved 5,001 marriages. Who are we to sling mud at his claim?
Our mini-guide to Belfast’s mega-ambitious year-round bazaar.
New England Elms, long cherished as ornaments, became symbols, providing more than simply shade.
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.
Let Augusta have its big-box stores — the shops along Hallowell’s historic Water Street are an expo of the curious, cozy, and hyper-local.
Maine Public Radio’s rookie reporter straddles the cultural (and political) divide.