Fans of the original lineup of Gypsy Tailwind - the dual fronting of Dan Connor and Anna Lombard, with Chris Dow, Colin Winsor, Tyler Stanley, and Max Cantlin, should definitely get to the New Hampshire Brew Fest on Saturday in Portsmouth - it'll be the last show with that lineup, as Lombard reports she's taking an indefinite break from the band.
Let’s just call it a final act of Mercury’s retrograde. They're good-natured
about it, and are "going to post an update" to their story today,
according to News Director Robb Atkinson, but last night's WGME
News 13 broadcast had a very straight-faced Kiley Bennett (whom we really like, and who has been a celebrity presenter at our Portland Music Awards shows)
announcing that three DJs at WCYY had been suspended for transgressions over
Seriously, it's going to get difficult to grab a bite to eat around here. Saveur, Bon Appetit, and now Gourmet all love Portland restaurants. The latest pile-on is for Fore Street as a "restaurant worth the money" in the Northeast.
We're happy for all the love, but we really need to make sure there's someplace we can get a table at the last minute.
I just read and digested Deirdre's post, responding to my post from last night.
As I told her (we do also talk in the office, rather than just posting back and forth) I agree with about 98 percent of what she wrote - possibly even more. I especially agree with her that the anti-same-sex-marriage crew are not really engaging in debate about marriage itself (or partnership or even civil unions) but are actually still denouncing homosexuality and homosexuals, whether they want to get married or not.
Just read Jeff's post, and I have some things to add/say. I think Jeff is right that gay-marriage opponents "are attempting to use education as a fear-motivated wedge issue in what is a civil rights issue."
But I disagree that the anti-marriage
"campaign's claim that 'gay marriage will be taught in Maine schools' is
Apparently this is happening in Augusta, until November 1.
Here's one Planned Parenthood worker's thoughts (not local -- she's in Houston -- but applicable anywhere, I'd think).
Yesterday in the late afternoon and evening, a march was broken up by police with tear gas and sound cannons (see below). Some of the marchers regrouped and kept going; they were met by police firing rubber bullets and tear gas and beating marchers with batons, according to direct on-the-ground information we have, corroborated by press releases and published reports.
Scott Fish, the AsMaineGoes-er who is now spokesman for bigotry in Maine, has sent a whining message suggesting that his organization's issues are not being fairly investigated by the Maine media.
Specifically, he wants to know why we have reported that his campaign's claim that "gay marriage will be taught in Maine schools" is a lie.
G-20 protestors have been tear gassed by police, according to Paul McCarrier, who was among the marchers in a parade slated for today. The march started around 3:15 and by 3:20, the police had tear gassed the crowd.
They have also deployed a sound weapon, McCarrier reports.
Riot police have been a heavy presence throughout Pittsburghall week, even showing up in force at a community picnic in a local park.
More as we know more.
CrooksAndLiars.com has a sharp analysis of Olympia Snowe's proposal for a "trigger," which she has painted as a compromise on the public-option debate for healthcare reform. The basic idea is that Snowe wants to give the insurance companies one last, real, final, we-swear-no-more-after-this, no-backs chance to provide competition in the marketplace.
Almost two years ago, I wrote an (omg award-winning) article about Christian manga comics published by Zondervan, the religious division of Harper Collins (it's mission: "To be the leader in Christian
communications meeting the needs of people with resources that glorify
Jesus Christ and promote biblical principles."
The Sun Journal (via Mainebiz) reported today that the Eepybird folks (remember them from the Diet Coke and Mentos and this amazing video?) are working on a TV deal. We can't wait to see their stuff on our idiot box!
But we're not. Mike Heath is leaving the Moral Majority Christian Coalition Christian Civic League Maine Family Policy Council Hatespeakers of South China oh we can never get the name of that damn organization right. But after nearly 20 years at Maine's most conservative, backward-looking, intolerant "civic" organization, Heath has resigned
A few days ago, The Flawed Bell, a trio of musicians and performance artists in and around Augusta (who are possibly named after a Baudelaire poem - or possibly just based on their names), posted a few more installments of their ongoing YouTube chronicle of their performancesat various locations around our state's capi
According to a recent poll, 92 percent of Iowans are either not gay or lesbian or are but didn't want to get married anyway.
The Des Moines Register polled Iowans about their opinions on same-sex marriage four months after the state's highest court legalized the practice. And 92 percent of them (with a margin of error of 3.