Telling Our Story

Telling Our Story

  By Al Markowitz I have dedicated much of the last twenty years to reclaiming and publishing the literature of working people. As a poet, the emphasis of my publishing efforts have been through the “Blue Collar Review, Journal of Progressive Working Class...
FILM: Hallelujah! Zen For Nothing

FILM: Hallelujah! Zen For Nothing

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema I’ve recently come across a few popular artists who followed a calling to walk along the Buddhist path. They include the recently departed singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen, known for such beautiful ballads as “Suzanne,” “Hallelujah,”...
NARO: What Would A Citizens’ Democracy Look Like?

NARO: What Would A Citizens’ Democracy Look Like?

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema When retrieving my mail these days, I’m dismayed by the sheer volume of right-wing solicitations I find invading my mailbox. The mailings come from organizations such as Make America Great Again, The Trump Coalition, The Heritage...
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...
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...