February 2019

Cold Plays

Cold Plays

This time of year, the number of companies producing plays is pruned way back, but the choices are bolder, more varied, and more ambitious — just what we need to lure us out of cultural hibernation.

Perf-egg-tion

Perf-egg-tion

An egg-and-cheese croissant all too often involves an overdone fried egg and a bland slice of Swiss wedged into a too-chewy pastry. At Portland’s Belleville bakery, the pastry that goes by that name is something else entirely.

In Good Faith

In Good Faith

President Bush and Democratic Senator George J. Mitchell had Maine in common — along with a willingness to make principled compromises.

Mt. Katahdin

Peak Season

In winter, northern Maine’s mile-high Katahdin is a rugged, spectacular world apart. When four friends set out to ski it, the trip represented a physical challenge and a spiritual feat. The photos they brought back offer a glimpse of “The Greatest Mountain” as few ever see it.