I completed a PhD in English and Film Studies at Temple University. My dissertation was on the Arcades Project and Modernism. I taught film and literature at Temple and Villanova before jumping on the dot com bandwagon in 1999. I’m currently the director of the project management office for financial services company in downtown Chicago. I founded this blog in 2006 as a way to reconnect with my academic interests, but without all the grading. The name One-Way Street is a reference to Walter Benjamin’s book in which he mapped out a whole new field of exploration outside the narrow confines of academic disciplines.