Tag: Janet Mandelstam

Michael Shelden’s Latest Biography Tells of Herman Melville’s Secret Love

Melville biographer Michael Shelden. Photo by Jim Krause BY JANET MANDELSTAM Herman Melville was living in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, far from the roaring surf, when he wrote Moby Dick, his great novel of the sea. Michael Shelden wondered why. “If you ask scholars or Melville biographers, they either will say they don’t [...]

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Feature Story: Bloomington’s Own Middle Coast Film Festival

(l-r) Chelsea Sanders and Jessica Levandoski, founders of the film festival. Photo by Tyagan Miller BY JANET MANDELSTAM There are plenty of film festivals, but Jessica Levandoski and Chelsea Sanders thought the world needed one more — right here in Bloomington. There’s no rule that dictates premiere features and shorts have to gravitate to the coasts or to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah [...]

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