Drew Steinbeiser's article about blue bags and garbage disposal in Portland generated a lot of feedback. Now it looks like Cape Elizabethians will be grappling with the same issues. The CE Town Council will take public comment tonight on a paid-bag system like the one Portland has, according to the Forecaster. The article publishes some interesting statistics:
Let me join the social-networking buzz commending Justin Ellis's eloquent, impassioned takedown of Press Herald editor/publisher Richard Connor's ill-conceived "apology" for a well-written, beautifully photographed article on the Eid festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Yes, the story ran in print and online on September 11.
Great piece in this week's Village Voice about the completely bananas-sounding Gathering of the Juggalos, written by my former Boston Phoenix colleague Camille Dodero. She managed to find a Mainer amidst the wet-tee-shirt contests and Tila Tequila bashing.
"I got introduced to ICP when I was about 12 years old," says Adam Kobel, a lean 20-year-old from Lewiston, Maine,
with a " 'lette" girlfriend Laura-Jean ("Just call me Twitch").
I went into Willard Scoops for the first time yesterday (I know, I'm late to this bandwagon in multiple ways -- not least of which is that summer is almost over*) and I just want to reiterate what Brian Duff said: the Sunburn, which combines strawberries and habenero chili peppers, is the best. When you first put it in your mouth, it just tastes like (great, creamy, delicious) strawberry ice cream.
The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art will open an exhibit today around the issue of marriage equality, led off with a husband-husband documentation of a same-sex relationship, but extending to real-estate open houses and revolutions.
Word is, it also includes a chronicle by a woman who married and divorced four times in six months.