Allen Adams

Allen Adams

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:19

Revisiting Patty Hearst

“American Heiress” recounts famous kidnapping

When we’re living through a ubiquitous cultural moment – one of those events that holds the attention of just about everybody – it can seem as if that moment will retain its relevance forever. However, the reality is that that is rarely the case.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:02

Music and more at the Collins Center

A look ahead at the CCA’s 2016-2017 season

ORONO – The Collins Center for the Arts is getting ready to launch its 31st season of quality entertainment on the campus of the University of Maine.

Sunday, 07 August 2016 17:54

‘Nine Lives’ a cat-astrophe

Family “comedy” unfunny, insulting to kids and adults

One of the delightful side effects of the summer blockbuster season is the fact that every once in a while, a film comes along that is such an obvious misfire that you almost want to see it simply to find out if it could possibly be as terrible as it appears to be.

Friday, 05 August 2016 09:47

'Suicide Squad' goals

Latest DC effort can’t quite pull it together

There’s no disputing that when it comes to making the leap from comic book pages to the big screen, Marvel has got it all over DC right now. For any number of reasons, Marvel and its Avengers have basically worked out a way to delight fans and critics alike.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:34

Celebrity Slam (08/03/2016)

Quick hits

Most weeks, we’re able to find one or two stories that really warrant a deep dive exploration. These are the ones that just ooze with slammability, filled with the perfect combination of fame and foolishness. 

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:32

Weird National Briefs (08/03/2016)

Holy crap!

THROOP, N.Y. - This summer has been so hot and dry in upstate New York that the horse poop in Throop is bursting into flames.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:30

Criminal Mischief (08/03/2016)

Tractor trailer accident in Hodgdon

HODGDON – A truck hauling a loaded chip trailer overturned on US Highway 1 last week.

On July 27, 28-year-old Richard Brackett, of Patten, was driving a white 2000 International tractor trailer that was pulling a loaded chip trailer south on US Highway 1 (Calais Road) in Hodgdon. Troopers said he was driving too fast while attempting to negotiate a curve and the truck went onto the right shoulder which was soft due to recent road work. The trailer began to tip which caused the truck and trailer to roll onto to its right side, breaking a utility pole in half, and crashing into a large group of trees.

Sometimes you just want to build stuff and see what happens.

That’s the basic gist of “Fantastic Contraption.” You’re given a number of basic parts that can be assembled into the titular contraptions. These contraptions have but one purpose – to get the designated red shape completely inside the also-red home base. As to exactly HOW you choose to do that, well…it’s entirely up to you.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:07

Set a place at ‘The Heavenly Table’

Bleak, surreal gothic novel defies easy categorization

Sometimes, you know exactly what you’re getting from a book. Whether it’s a familiar author or a familiar genre or a familiar whatever, you go in with certain expectations and have those expectations met. People gravitate toward that which they favor.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:55

Some very big deals

Trade deadline thoughts

Things certainly heated up in a big way at the Major League Baseball trading deadline.

In one of the most active periods – perhaps THE most active - in the history of the deadline, a whole lot of teams made some major changes to their squads; some were aiming for a championship today, while others were looking down the road and building for tomorrow.

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