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FILM: Nuclear Madness and The Cold War Revival

FILM: Nuclear Madness and The Cold War Revival

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema As a young boy growing up in Norfolk in the early 1960s, I had a vivid and expansive imagination. But for a time my dreamworld was drained of color and my dreamscape turned into a bleak, black and white world. I had recently watched the film ‘On The Beach’ at

LOCAL THEATER: A backstage comedy-thriller with Hollywood overtones

By Jim Roberts   Twenty years ago, Jeffery Seneca starred in a college production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” This month, he’ll make his directorial debut at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach with the same show. “I think I’ve seen it now—both from being in it and directing it—close to 200 times,”

FILM: Whistleblowers Hold Obama Accountable for Drone Killings

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   It’s not every day that former Air Force drone operators go public and hold a press conference to give their accounts of the killing of innocent people. But that’s just what happened in December when four brave young men issued an impassioned plea and an open letter to President Obama, defense

Fantasy Celebrates 30 Years in Business

By Jeff Maisey Newport News pop culture shop Fantasy, whose tagline accurately describes “From the Unique to the Bizarre,” is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week. In a time when internet sales have decimated retail, Fantasy continues to flourish. We recently caught up with owner Mitch Kirsner to learn more about his secret to success.

An Easter Meditation

By Tom Robotham   Recently, perhaps because Easter is right around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about the lessons of the Gospels. First, a little background. When I was growing up, church was an important part of my life—the Episcopal Church, that is. I loved everything about it: the hymns; the stained-glass windows;

CCR: The Travelin’ Band

By Jeff Maisey From 1968 to 1970, no band was as prolific as American rock ‘n’ roll act Creedence Clearwater Revival. In 1969 alone, the quartet released three full-length studio albums – “Bayou Country,” “Green River” and “Willy and the Poor Boys.” But all was not blissful peace, love and understanding in the utopian hippie