You Should Know … Joshua Greenfeld

Advocating for policies that advance shared U.S. and Israeli interests in the Baltimore Jewish community is an initiative that Joshua Greenfeld has always found appealing. As co-chair and vice president of the J Street Baltimore chapter, Greenfeld, a 29-year-old Pikesville native, works with local congressional delegates to educate them on the importance of achieving a… Read More

You Should Know … Sam Gallant

What a … gallant fellow. It’s an easy joke but emulative of the brand of lowbrow/highbrow badinage one experiences in speaking with Sam Gallant, 38, who can be heard concocting his own unique attempts at wordplay on 89.7 WTMD five hours a day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), five days a week (Monday through Friday)…. Read More

Marc Summers Reflects on 30 Years in TV, ‘Double Dare’

Marc Summers is one of the most memorable personalities of many millennials’ childhoods, who knew him as the host of Nickelodeon game show “Double Dare.” He impacted the lives of that generation significantly; earning a devoted audience that grew up with him and followed him from one project to the next. For those who don’t… Read More

You Should Know … Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson would love to make your acquaintance. Born and bred in Baltimore, today living in Mount Washington, the 28-year-old is a proud, third-generation producer at local insurance brokerage Mayer & Steinberg. Robinson has honed her top-notch skillset for schmoozing, whether it’s captivating an interested client or (a growing proclivity in her spare free time)… Read More

So Fast, Sukkot and Simchat Torah Are Here!

One, two, three, where did it go so fast? Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, break-fast — the fastest meals of the year. Now it is Sukkot and Simhcat Torah to end the High Holidays. Hoping for good weather, all the meals can be made ahead and reheated for home or travel, inside or outside. My friend,… Read More

You Should Know … Amy Bree Becker

“I think I’ve always been interested in political engagement and young people in particular,” said Amy Bree Becker, 38, in reference to her indomitable passion for the intersection between politics and popular culture. Often focusing her incisive analysis on how comedy — specifically that in the realm of satire via cinema and such television shows… Read More

Persistence of Vision Hometown hero Jason Michael Berman overcomes with ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Malcolm Gladwell dedicates a rather lengthy portion of his New York Times bestselling 2013 book, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” — detailing how great adversity often leads to even greater success — to the irrepressibly contrarian notion that certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, may actually make for a more… Read More

‘The Birth of a Nation’ Producer on Controversy Surrounding Film

This piece is an online supplement to the Oct. 21 article “Persistence of Vision.” First, there was the “magical” experience producer Jason Michael Berman and the rest of his crew of 400 enjoyed after receiving impossibly triumphant roars of praise for “The Birth of a Nation” at its effulgent 2016 Sundance premiere that led to… Read More