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Even land of make-believe finds excess embarrassing

...thousands of dollars' worth of designer trinkets. "We have this culture of luxury shame," says Hollywood publicist Michael Levine. "I think it's become kind of shameful to express over-affluence." But there's another way of thinking about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/01/bus_509732.shtml
Business
Chinese language study catching on in U.S.

...billion to boost Chinese language and culture classes in public school, and China, too, is doing its part, said Michael Levine, education director at The Asia Society in New York City. China's education ministry has formed partnerships with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/03/liv_38020.shtml
Life & style
Trial shows Jackson's private side

...hyperbaric chamber - a ploy to promote his short film "Captain EO," which was debuting at Disneyland and Epcot Center. Michael Levine, a prominent Hollywood publicist, confirmed in an interview that he helped Jackson and his manager Frank Dileo plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/04/ent_449308.shtml
Things to Do
Energy Department taps into powerful academic computers

...body. "These university-based projects will, with a broad stroke, help advance computational science," said Michael Levine, the Pittsburgh center's scientific director. The center, which is jointly run by Carnegie Mellon University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/09/tec_223820.shtml
XXX Technology
Movie sets: hotbeds of hot beds

...substantially responsible." Besides building buzz, celebrity relationships can build careers, said Hollywood publicist Michael Levine. Kidman rose to the A-list after hooking up with Cruise, who had a similar career-boosting effect on Cruz...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/04/mov_83609.shtml
Movies
World mourns top entertainer

...his internal essence was at war with the norms of the world. It's as if he was trying to defy gravity," said Michael Levine, a Hollywood publicist who represented Mr. Jackson in the early 1990s. He called Mr. Jackson a "disciple of P...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/26/liv_528960.shtml
Life & style
Mrs. Esther Ghitter

...great nieces, Rochelle Engle of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Anne Weinberg of Bethesda, Md.; great nephew, Dr. Michael Levine of Piedmont, Calif.; and two grandsons, Dr. Joseph Zarge of Atlanta and Jonathan Zarge of Brookline, Mass...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/09/obi_383629.shtml
Obituaries
Mrs. Esther Ghitter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

...great nieces, Rochelle Engle of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Anne Weinberg of Bethesda, Md.; great nephew, Dr. Michael Levine of Piedmont, Calif.; and two grandsons, Dr. Joseph Zarge of Atlanta and Jonathan Zarge of Brookline, Mass...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/10/obi_383725.shtml
Obituaries
Mr. James Levine

...Clarence Brown, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are four sons; Paul Griffin, Michael Levine, Leroy Campbell, and Arthur Griffin; one daughter, Mary Mack; two sisters, Nancy Jones and Emma Cooper; two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/09/obi_312028.shtml
Obituaries
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