Portland trampoline park promotes wellness

Posted on November 04, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Get Air, a Utah-based trampoline park company, recently opened a new warehouse in Portland and is offering a fun place for adults and children alike to get exercise while experiencing the fun of a variety of jump-centric activities. “Its a great alternative to outdoor sports for individuals who aren’t into those kinds of things,” said […]

Longfellow’s Haunted House Tours In Portland

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Anastasia Muca Everyone has been enjoying pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather and foliage pictures on Instagram this fall. However, October cannot end without getting into the Halloween spirit. The Maine Historical Society, located on 489 Congress St, is opening the Wadsworth-Longfellow House to the general public as “Longfellow’s Haunted House,” this season. The Wadsworth-Longfellow […]

MMPA Local Photography Exhibit

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Most people would say that a picture paints a thousand words. However, the work of photographer Valeri Nistratov creates a thousand stories. Each photo he captures depicts unique individuals in unusual predicaments. Located on the fifth floor of Glickman Library, USM’s latest exhibit from the Maine Museum of Photograph Arts showcases, “The Local Identity of […]

Sin city: Las Vegas and the culture of surveillance

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sydney Donovan With high-stakes gambling, legal brothels and quick and dirty Elvis-themed marriages, sin is a word often attached to the city of Las Vegas. However, one USM professor uses the word as an acronym with a more complex meaning: Security Information Network. In the first series of English department lectures, professor Jane Kuenz […]

Film Review: The Judge

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller There are many movies that center on courtroom action and the execution of law in the form of drama. There are also movies that focus on family relationships and the complexities of human relationships which are sometimes ignored. The Judge, directed by David Dobkin, is a movie which blends these two ingredients […]

Album Review: 1789

Posted on October 27, 2014 by elledavis in Arts & Culture, Music

1789 was the year the French Revolution began. 1789 is also the name of the new Turny Les and Connor Bruce split album, and like the war of ten years, it’ll have you humming its melodies through the horrors of existing in disarray. Not to say that the split is by any means melancholic. Most […]

A&C Recommends: Spring Awakening

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Hormones will be raging this weekend at USM, where the Tony Award winning musical, Spring Awakening, will be playing. Directed by Edward Reichert, this dark coming-of-age drama is infused with catchy power-ballads. When Frank Wedekind wrote this play back in 1891, it was meant to be a criticism of the sexually oppressive […]

Emmy award winning composer, Larry Groupé visits USM

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Last Monday in Corthell Hall, Emmy award winning film composer, Larry Groupé, hosted a lecture for all those who wanted to attend. Monday provided quite a large turnout, as professors and students alike filled the room. Some were composers, some filmmakers and some simply curious to know who makes the music in […]

Words and Images tries to make a comback after funding cuts

Posted on October 04, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Words and Images USM’s student literature and arts journal, lost all of its funding last semester, but Robert Perry, the student director of publication is determined to keep it going. Over the years, Words and Images has published work from a variety of students, as well as added work by a variety of individuals in […]

USM backstage crew plays an important role

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Theatre

By Elizabeth Friedman While the audience is dazzled by sparkling costumes, complex lighting and actor antics on stage, some of the most important work happens behind the scenes. USM Theatre Department produces a minimum of two shows per semester, and the students who work backstage contribute greatly to each theatrical success. A lot of the […]