The Beautifully Drawn Deterioration of Breaking Bad’s Walter White

A meek, yet brilliant high school teacher discovers he has cancer, cooks meth to pay for chemo, becomes intoxicated by the power of being a drug lord, beats cancer, keeps cooking meth, becomes a sociopath. That's a crude exposition of the transformation of Walter White's character in AMC's Breaking Bad over the course of five … Continue reading The Beautifully Drawn Deterioration of Breaking Bad’s Walter White

5 Reasons To Still Believe In Baseball

This summer SportsCenter has spent more time analyzing the fallout of A-Rod's turbulent relationship with Biogenesis, than it has showing actual highlights of baseball games.  So much air-time is given to analysis of which players he outed, how long the appeal of his 211 game suspension will take, and his newest douchery, a malpractice suit … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Still Believe In Baseball

A Disturbance in Frenchville, Maine: Part II

Herman and his friend make the journey back to Herman's camp a week after the first disturbance.  During the seven hour trek of driving up 95, four-wheeling narrow logging roads, and hiking the final two miles, Herman and his friend speculate endlessly about what threw the boulder at their canoe. "A hermit," Herman says. "A … Continue reading A Disturbance in Frenchville, Maine: Part II

Maine’s Best Drink-Me-Everyday IPA Is An Old Friend

You can't swing a growler in Maine today without hitting a new brewery crafting high quality beer.  Gone are the days of swilling Shipyard and Gritty's because you were dying to drink local beer.  Maine has joined the brewing revolution with full force.  Rising Tide, Maine Beer Company, Oxbow, Baxter Brewing, among others, have brought … Continue reading Maine’s Best Drink-Me-Everyday IPA Is An Old Friend

Fenix Theatre Co. Brings Shakespeare Back To The People

Quick refresher of what your high school English teacher taught you.  Shakespeare's plays were performed in daylight.  The common folk attended the plays and spent much of the performance eating, drinking, talking, and waiting for one of the Great Bard's dirty jokes -- of which there were always plenty.  In Elizabethan England high theater would … Continue reading Fenix Theatre Co. Brings Shakespeare Back To The People

Mumford and Sons Video Injects Humor Into An Earnest Brand

Imagine a world where twenty and thirty-somethings are clad in dusty boots, tight fitting dungarees, suspenders, suit vests, and handle-bar mustaches.  A world where bands play in barns with all acoustic instruments, ne'er a synthesizer is to be heard.  This, my friends, is what Portlandia calls the Dream of the 1890's.  (You really need to … Continue reading Mumford and Sons Video Injects Humor Into An Earnest Brand