Naro News & Views

Naro News & Views

Tench’s Topics

Tench PhillipsThis 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. Please feel free to comment on films or offer your own opinion on posted topics. Please note that comments are moderated for relevancy and civility.

 

 

Emily Dickinson in the 21st Century

Emily Dickinson in the 21st Century

Historical convention has painted the great American poet Emily Dickinson in the image of a modest, reclusive, old-fashioned spinster. But this characterization runs counter to the bold voice of her poems that defies categorization: "I'm Nobody," she states, "– who...

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Emily Dickinson in the 21st Century

Historical convention has painted the great American poet Emily Dickinson in the image of a modest, reclusive, old-fashioned spinster. But this characterization runs counter to the bold voice of her poems that defies categorization: "I'm Nobody," she states, "– who...

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The War On Public Education

I’m indebted to Norfolk public schools for having provided me with 12 years of a quality education along with the scores of caring and committed teachers. I didn’t always appreciate what my community did for me in my youth but many people worked in partnership with my...

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The War On Public Education

The War On Public Education

I’m indebted to Norfolk public schools for having provided me with 12 years of a quality education along with the scores of caring and committed teachers. I didn’t always appreciate what my community did for me in my youth but many people worked in partnership with my...

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Earth Days of Future Passed

For many years now the Naro has shown environmental documentaries with a shared cautionary message – a warning that we are living in a new geological era brought upon ourselves by human activity. Climate disruption and global heating have changed the planet...

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Hollywood Awards Season Hoopla

“In Hollywood, no one knows anything.” – William Goldman Is Hollywood liberal? The majority opinion held by Americans is most decidedly yes. On the upside, the industry seems to promote diversity, inclusiveness, secular values, and human rights of all genders and...

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