Edgar Allen Beem

Yankee Magazine

Fun Facts About the Maine Coon Cat

Contrary to popular myth, the Maine coon cat is not a cross between a cat and a raccoon or a domestic cat and a bobcat.


Maine Foliage Drive | Directions

Maine Foliage Drive Distance: about 40 miles round trip Sometimes those long lines at Red’s Eats, that colorful little roadside seafood shack in downtown Wiscasset, can stretch almost to the Sheepscot River bridge. That’s why the Midcoast town of Wis­casset is the perfect place to detour off the busy road and onto what your dad […]


A George Nick Tribute in Duxbury

Twenty-one years ago, back in March of 1991, I wrote a short profile of Boston painter George Nick for Yankee in which I observed that “though he rarely paints people, George Nick is a society painter.” “In the solid, reassuring facades, high bay windows, and ornate stone entries along Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue, he […]


DeCordova’s Boston Biennial

   Back in 1987, the then-DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, mounted New England Now: Contemporary Art from Six States, a truly authoritative regional survey of the sort that New England needs. The DeCordova became the New England regional hub for new art under curator Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, but, now renamed DeCordova […]


David Brooks Stess Blueberries for All

A few years ago, I wrote a short profile of photographer David Brooks Stess for the pages of the July/August 2009 Yankee. Many of the black and white photographs featured in that article are now part of the Blueberry Rakers: Photography by David Brooks Stess exhibition at Portland Museum of Art (through May 19). Though […]

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