You may have seen Andrew Foster's images from KahBang on our site just after the event wound up, but here come some more, by Robbie Kanner at Vision for Viewers. Check 'em out below, and see Kegan Zema's roundup of how it all went.
Not dead, just on vacation(s). So glad you missed us!
Anyway, amidst the scores of dull and irrelevant press releases that I sorted through upon my return, one stood out: an announcement about Papernick the Book Peddler, who will make appearances in Portland on First Friday (September 3) as well as at the Farmers' Markets on Saturday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 6.
I caught up via email with Laura and Nate, friends who met on North Haven last year. She's 26, he's 25, and they've started a blog, ForeFront Fashion, where they'll document Portland's street styles for the world to see (hopefully). Here, we talk about Bean boots, functional style, singledom, and getting up early.
PHX: What drew you
to fashion/style writing/picture-taking?
Something about The World makes my heart beat faster than usual. A combination of terror and excited curiosity, I think. When it docks in Portland in October 2012, I might be more interested in seeing the inside of the ship than its residents are in exploring Portland (yes, that's right, RESIDENTS -- people who LIVE on the ship, who OWN apartments ON THE SHIP).
You might be wondering why there's a Google Map centered on Fajita Grill up here. Couple answers:
1) Fajita Grill rules; so cheap and ridiculous; enormous margs. Funny servers. Etc. You can get a taco/chalupa/enchilada combo for less than $8, for realzies.
2) It was a good landmark to indicate the location of my new favorite (probably illegal) swimming hole; right there in the Presumpscot just before Bridge Street.
Well, we can't offer you that exactly, but these folks can come close: The Maine Radio Project is getting started planning its fall line-up of programming and is looking for your help.
Drop them a line, via their Facebook page (linked above), and let them know what you're interested in hosting on their soon-to-be-launched Internet streaming station, with live programs (and some rebroadcasts of earlier ones).
No doubt Deirdre will have many thoughtful things to say on this subject in the next couple days, but since she's off for the afternoon, I'll attempt to weakly fill her shoes by telling you that a George HW Bush-appointed federal judge has just struck down Prop 8, California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage.
A few years ago, I interviewed sometimes-Portlander Chris Korzen about his book, A Nation For All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America From the Politics of Division (Jossey-Bass), and organization for which he serves as executive director, Catholics United.
That organization is taking a high-profile stand in support of members of Congress (specifically, pro-life Dems) who voted for health-care reform and are now taking heat from anti-abortion activists
"Nothing in this installment will be
less than 500 calories. Just saying. But hey, Maine's beach season's
almost over anyway, right?" So says Phoenix intern Andrew Steinbeiser, whose picks for good summer eating can be found below. (Not that my own recommendations have been any waist-friendlier...)