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
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
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.
By Doug Pilley
12 Maine Classics
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