Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Sundance Film Festival Review

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Amanda Melanson The Sundance Film Festival has gotten off to a great start this past week. This year, the program ran from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 2016. This is the 31st year for the festival, after it was renamed when the Sundance Institute took it over in 1985. It grew into a large […]

Stonecoast Review

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By  Meaghan Grosier USM’s very own Stonecoast Review is building momentum in the literary arts world. Chock full of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and visual art, the journal’s editorial team is gearing up to publish its fifth issue in the Summer of 2016. Founded in 2013 by students and alumni of USM’s Stonecoast Creative Writing […]

Benjamin

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Bradford Spurr Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and H. Jon Benjamin: one of these men is unlike the others, mostly because this individual has never influenced generations of jazz musicians and hasn’t won the whole world over. The man in question in, Jon Benjamin, whose main claim to fame is that fans will come up to […]

Brooklyn

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker Brooklyn follows a young Irish woman named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) as she makes the journey from Ireland to the United States in the 1950s. While adjusting to her new life in Brooklyn, Eilis meets a young Italian man named Tony (Emory Cohen), and they develop a close relationship. As this relationship blossoms, Eilis goes […]

Album Review: A Dotted Line

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

You know those moments when you stumble upon an album so great, each song sends goosebumps down the nape of your neck? In their not-so-new but long-overdue album A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek has outdone themselves with a new creative spark of imagination in both song lyrics and overall music style. Each note seems precise, […]

Arts & Culture Listings

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Monday, January 25 Comedy Night: Worst Night of The Week Blue, Live Music Bar 650A Congress St. Starts: 8:00 p.m. / Ends: 10:00 p.m.   Tuesday, January 26 Tinderbox Maine College of Art 522 Congress St. Starts: 11:00 a.m. / Ends: 5:00 p.m.   Seeing Through: Young Maine Photographers PhoPa Gallery 132 Washington Ave. Starts: […]

David Bowie, Blackstar

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Bradford Spurr David Bowie has now been gone for two weeks. Indifferent societal norms, Bowie has left a void in his wake. Thousands of people ranging from millennials suffering a collective existential crisis to the Baby Boomers doning their lightning strike face paint and sequins to honor the legacy of a man more essential […]

Burgers and boobs: empowering or degrading?

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Anora Morton, Free Press Staff Disclaimer: This article written by Anora Mortin does not reflect the views of the Free Press as a whole. When we hear about uniforms and dress codes today, we think about high schools requiring girls to cover up (so they don’t distract the boys) or passive aggressive office memos about […]

Portland’s 1,000 foot postcard is in danger

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson The iconic “PORTLAND” graffiti wall that sprawls across the back of Asylum is in danger, causing locals, tourists and artists to mourn. Recently, concept plans filed with the city of Portland depict a larger, more eye catching version of the popular nightclub. The building, which lies at the corner of Center and […]

USM Freshman Muna Adan is invited to join Portland’s Global Shapers Hub

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Meaghan Gonsior The Treehouse Institute, located in Portland, announced on December 3, 2015 the selection of the city’s “inaugural class of Global Shapers;” an international community of millennials founded by the World Economic Forum in 2011. Portland has been added to the list of over 450 other vibrant city-hubs to implement innovative community-based efforts […]