Naro News & Views
Naro News & Views
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This space features current and recent articles and posts by Naro co-owner Tench Phillips. Tench is a regular columnist for Veer Magazine where he often expands on subjects he is passionate about: social justice, environmental protection, and peace. This page will feature both his Veer columns and additional articles. Here is an archive link to past articles by Tench.
Why do we humans care so much for certain living creatures and not so much for others? Obviously we care most about our closely related flesh and blood, followed by the ethnic groups we were born into. Our identification expands out to include our schools, churches,...read more
I’ve never been good at predicting the future especially when it comes to computing, programming, technology, and business. I didn’t foresee the transformative power of the cell phone, personal computer, or the worldwide web. If I had been able to glimpse the future,...read more
When Joseph Pulitzer arrived in Boston by ship from Hungary in 1864, he was a penniless 17-year-old mercenary whose passage had been paid by the Massachusetts military recruiters. He immediately enlisted in the Lincoln Calvary and fought with a German immigrant...read more
A Brief History of the Theater from 1936 to 1977 The grand old art-deco theater now known as the Naro first opened its doors as the Colley Theater during the Depression Era in 1936. And the movies have been showing here ever since almost without interruption. Today...read more
Living here in the greater Norfolk area, we are the beneficiaries of a well-organized urban society. We have cultural events, education, good health care if you can access it, infrastructure and services, and better than average employment thanks to the federally...read more