Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Annual Taste of Portland enters fourth year

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Colin Cundy   Last Thursday brought the fourth annual Taste of Portland event to USM’s Portland campus. The event invites a host of Portland’s eateries and food trucks to the curbside parking and green spaces outside Glickman Library and the Wishcamper Center. Taste of Portland serves as an initiation of sorts for incoming transfer […]

Makers at the hall

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig On Wednesday, August 31 the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, a craftsman’s guild, held a panel meeting. There were quite a few panel members, all with very different professions. Present was a labor historian, a boiler-maker, a software engineer, photographer, blacksmith, and a violin maker. This is only a brief description of the […]

Rocker and Halls reviews – Hell or High Water

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Aaron Halls and John Rocker About Our Rating System Hello readers! Before we begin with our review, we would like to explain our rating system. Most of the time, critics like to attach a number or a letter to grade a film. We think giving a film a value like that doesn’t really explain […]

All I Know review

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig Recently, I had the pleasure of listening to Alejandra O’Leary’s latest album, entitled “All I Know”. As a Portland local, she is a ‘new’ artist in the process of establishing herself as a musician. She describes her music as a combination of, “classic raw rock with a contemporary pop vision.” Let me […]

Broken Treaty Quilts

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig Gina Adams, who did a significant portion of her growing-up in the San Francisco Bay Area, later to come to Maine, has brought a collection of her Broken Treaty Quilts to the University of Southern Maine. Adams has created a particularly poignant series of quilts in this body of work. She has […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: Hands Of Stone

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls Our review system. A Must See, Wait For DVD, Watch on Cable, Avoid It. Plot Hands of Stone chronicles the true story of Roberto Durán (Édgar Ramírez), who after spending his early career as a boxer in Panama begins a partnership with trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro). Under […]

Film Review: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Colin Cundy In the Nigerian city of Agadez, the sun rises over wide sandy streets that are bleached white, and low rectangular structures that would blend into the landscape if not for the sharp shadows cast across them by the sun. A radio DJ delivers his morning show routine before spinning some music, a […]

Local Linen

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press staff Maine has a lot to offer. From walking around the Old Port, you see so many people, so many restaurants. You’re close to the water and you’re in the middle of all the action. Maine also has its fair share of local businesses. Local businesses help our economy thrive […]

Book Review: Ammonite

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Krysteana Scribner, Free Press Editor-in-Chief “Change or Die,” reads the first sentence on the back of my pastel-colored book titled Ammonite. It was a book I had asked to borrow from a friend, after noticing it was covered in dust, like an untouched treasure waiting to be discovered. Nicola Griffith, the author of this […]

King of Crows IV

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Free Press Arts and Culture Editor On Thursday, September 8, the crowbait club put on their King of Crows IV: All Hail the King, a selection of 10 shorts written and performed by members of the Crowbait Club. Each short was about ten minutes long. The Crowbait Club, a non-profit arts & […]