Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Third Planet of the Apes takes a different approach to war

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Dan Kilgallon For someone who loves their movies in threes, I was pretty excited to pick up War for the Planet of the Apes when it finally hit Blu-ray/DVD a few weeks ago. The film completes what I consider to be an underrated science fiction trifecta that began with 2011’s Rise and followed up with […]

Nan Goldin exhibit showcases the need for chosen family

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Johnna Ossie Nan Goldin’s photography is the kind of deeply personal art that makes you want to immediately sob, laugh and kiss the person closest to you. On display at the Portland Museum of Art through Dec. 31, this is the first time Goldin’s work has been shown in Maine. The last time it was […]

First Light: A discussion of Native Tribes

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Sam Margolin “The trees and stone bore witness to their suffering and for generations as they have stood in solemn prayer. Generations of grief and hope rooted deeply in this land that I think I own. There are voices, which have been silenced, and they are dying to be heard. I can only stop talking […]

Samhain: A Celebration of Life and Death

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault Whether it be through festive food, favorite horror movies, or costumes, many people are embracing the Autumn spirit and preparing for Halloween. Amongst all of the sweets and parties it can be easy to ignore the origins of Halloween and what exactly is being commemorated through the festivities. Many of the traditions associated […]

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Maverick Lynes The USM theatre production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom is original, violent, abstract and the furthest thing from boring. I can say with full confidence that this play, a mix of comedy and horror, is nothing like something I have seen before. Neighborhood 3 is a play that is set in a […]

MCU Update: Spidey comes home to Blu-Ray, Ragnarok hits theaters next

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Dan Kilgallon To no surprise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had yet another successful year at the box office thus far, with their two feature films released grossing well over $700 million combined in the United States alone (Box Office Mojo). Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming have also received critical success, […]

Leslie Odom Jr. performs at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Maverick Lynes Leslie Odom Jr. recently graced Portland and the Merrill Auditorium with his love for both jazz and theatre. He was entertaining and remarkable. His voice is one that is listened to in awe and with jealousy. Odom Jr. can effortlessly tell a story through a song and hit the perfect notes, leaving the […]

Living Smaller: Sustainability at USM

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Sam Margolin In her book, Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, Deborah Neimann writes, “Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.” Adding to that, sustainable living is the lifestyle of […]

Cookin’ in the kitchen serves up a jazz performance

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor On Friday, April 28, USM’s jazz faculty played a concert called Cookin’ in the Kitchen. This concert was the result of work by band members and organizer Chris Klaxton, who devised a set of tunes from traditional jazz as well as popular music. The idea was to blend […]

Film Review: Free Fire Misses the Target

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls Free Fire is an action crime film directed by Ben Wheatley. It follows two shady groups as they meet at an abandoned warehouse for an unlawful weapons exchange liaisoned by Justine (Brie Larson). When an unexpected occurrence causes the deal to go south, the warehouse quickly becomes a battlefield […]