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December 2016


36 Desire Under the Firs
In the welcome rush of recognition for LGBTQ dimension inside and outside art, a 21st-century examination of the “Boston Marriage” between South Berwick novelist Sarah Orne Jewett and Boston socialite Annie Adams Field is not just essential–it puts Maine on the map.
By Amy Miller


23 Portland After Dark: “Bright Spirits” Here’s the cocktail you want to be holding when the ball drops.
By Karen Hofreiter

43 Brew Ho Ho
Take the ultimate winter beer challenge.
By Olivia Gunn

65 Everyday Sommelier
“Raise Your Glass”
The best new wines to help you usher in 2017 in style.
By Ralph Hersom

68 Dining Guide

69 Restaurant Review

Petite Jacqueline offers French favorites from its new digs on Market Street.
By Diane Hudson


8 From the Editor

10 Letters

51 Bank On It
I just wanna be your banker!
Now that’s more like it. What are Maine’s banks and credit unions doing to win you as a depositor to start the new year?
From Staff & Wire Reports

67 L’Esprit de l’Escalier

“Plaid À La Mode”
By Rhea Côté Robbins

96 Flash


31 Intoxicating Tales

Open the pages to this year’s best reads.
By Ari Gersen & The Staff of Longfellow Books

70 Holiday Gifts & Events Guide

Goings-on and gift ideas for a shimmering holiday season.

95 Fiction

“Parlor Tricks”
By Doug Pilley

Maine Life

12 Maine Classics
14 Experience
20 Chowder

47 The Little Lady That Started the Boston Tea Party
While you’re totaling your year-end receipts to get ready for tax time, meet adorable
Sultana: the tax-collecting terror of the high seas.
By Colin W. Sargent

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