Synthetic Biology: Who Decides the Future of Evolution?

Synthetic Biology: Who Decides the Future of Evolution?

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema As I’ve grown older, along with those around me, I find myself naturally contemplating life and death more than ever. My feelings about the fragility and impermanence of life have replaced the hubris and confidence of my youth. I’m...
PREVIEW: Festival Of Jewish Film 2019

PREVIEW: Festival Of Jewish Film 2019

By Jim Roberts Ty Kelly has worn a lot of baseball uniforms over the course of his career—from the Loyola Marymount Lions and UC Davis Aggies in college to the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets in the major leagues—but the one that has meant the most to him was...
The Best-Fiction Films of 2018

The Best-Fiction Films of 2018

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema We love documentaries at the Naro. Our midweek New Non-Fiction Film series with speakers and discussion continues to gain popularity in the age of Trump. As we search for what’s wrong in our system that has given us such a dystopian...
Divided and Conquered?

Divided and Conquered?

By Al Markowitz Beyond the midterms, we have reached a dangerous divide in our country. People live in fear of voicing opinions in public. Family ties are damaged by political differences and, as recent events demonstrate, violence and hate-based terror are on the...
The Public Image is Rotten

The Public Image is Rotten

By Jeff Maisey The story of Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols has been well documented; of Sid and Nancy, the exploitative management of Malcolm McLaren,  the publicity stunts, the legendary shows and, of course, arguably one of the most important, and certainly most...
FILM: In The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

FILM: In The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema I grew up middle class in Norfolk, and by all measures of a less material society back in the fifties and sixties, I grew up privileged. My father was a successful self-made businessman who benefited from a rising standard of living and...