Step Inside Madam Jones’ Bawdy Blue House of 19th-Century Pleasure

When Maine became the first state to pass Prohibition in 1851, supporters dreamed of a pine-strewn moral haven. One freethinking former seamstress had other ideas.

The Swinging and Singing Lumberjack of the Old Northeast

Chopping down nineteenth-century musical traditions with lyrical might, Larry Gorman’s satirical protest songs won him fervent fans—and spiteful enemies.

God Is in These Waters

Equipped with a beat-up old sloop and a boatload of literary inspiration, a Mainer-turned-city-slicker sets sail on an epic 2,000-mile journey to rediscover the coast of his youth.

Secret Life of a Public Library Security Guard

In between the rare maps and historical stacks, fishing out fornicators and nixing narcotics transactions are all in a day’s work for one of Portland’s finest.

David Worobec’s Enchanted World

A mother and son duo welcome curious strangers into their home for dinner, dessert and an eclectic evening of quirky miniature musicals.

Senior Barber

From Portland, Maine, a look at a half-century veteran of the hair-cutting trade.