Barry Levinson: Baltimore’s Hollywood Star

By:  James Chiusano “So he’s Baltimore’s big time Hollywood success story,” an article in the City Paper stated.[1]  Barry Levinson hears this phrase all too often. Levinson was born in April of 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland.  After attending Forest Park Senior High School, Levinson attended American University in Washington, D.C.  Levinson then moved to Los … Continue reading

Bernadette Wegenstein – The Intersection of Filmmaking and Academia

Bernadette Wegenstein, “a Research Professor in the department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University, where she also directs the Center of Advanced Media Studies,”[1] is not only a prolific academic, but also a recent filmmaker. She considers herself a media theorist who became an artist, although she barely concedes … Continue reading