All Things Considered on WLRN http://blog.wlrn.org en Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lessons-manhood-boys-school-turns-work-wonders This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been taking a look at the changing lives of <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">men in America</a>. And that means talking about how the country educates boys.<p>In Berkeley, Calif., a private, non-profit middle school called the East Bay School for Boys is trying to reimagine what it means to build confident young men. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 36236 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding http://blog.wlrn.org/post/handmade-signs-homeless-people-lead-art-understanding Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek from Seattle, Wash. to New York City looking for supplies.<p>He's been buying handmade signs from homeless people for an art project called <a href="http://weareallhomeless.blogspot.com/">We Are All Homeless</a>. Those signs are little more than a peripheral blur for many people. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 NPR Staff 36234 at http://blog.wlrn.org Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands http://blog.wlrn.org/post/love-and-drowning-us-virgin-islands In the new novel <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.<p>The book follows three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.<p>It's also laced with magical realism: One main character can sense people's arrival; another family only gives birth to men, generation after generation; and one woman has a hoofed leg instead of one of her feet.<p>Author Tiphanie Yanique grew up on the island of St. Thomas, she tells NPR's Eric Westervelt. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 36235 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hoping-reach-wider-audience-lifetime-breaks-out-familiar-formula TV viewers have come to expect a certain formula from Lifetime shows — stories of desperate women, sudden teen pregnancy, or sentimental romance — starring women who are, for the most part, white. But on Wednesday, Lifetime added something different to their lineup with the premiere of a new "docu-series" called <em>BAPs. </em>BAPs stands for Black American Prince or Princess. The reality show follows a group of young, wealthy African Americans in St. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:48:00 +0000 editor 36216 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula Exploring The Economics Of Paying What You Want http://blog.wlrn.org/post/exploring-economics-paying-what-you-want <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Exploring+The+Economics+Of+Paying+What+You+Want&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 36211 at http://blog.wlrn.org War In Syria Continues Among Other Regional Conflicts http://blog.wlrn.org/post/war-syria-continues-among-other-regional-conflicts <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=War+In+Syria+Continues+Among+Other+Regional+Conflicts&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 36212 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fighting Quickly Resumes As Cease-Fire Ends In Gaza http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fighting-quickly-resumes-cease-fire-ends-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fighting+Quickly+Resumes+As+Cease-Fire+Ends+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjIwNTkwMDEzMjI4NDY0MjY4ZTBlNA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 36213 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen http://blog.wlrn.org/post/which-colin-firth-debunks-some-myths-about-working-woody-allen In<em> Magic in the Moonlight</em>, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 NPR STAFF 36180 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-well-does-drug-work-look-beyond-fine-print Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine <a href="http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Research/DrugForum/2014-MAY-12/Agenda.pdf">convened a workshop</a> with the Food and Drug Administration. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR staff 36177 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 36176 at http://blog.wlrn.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fiction-explores-push-and-pull-arab-israeli-identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Molly Antopol 36179 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient http://blog.wlrn.org/post/pa-hospital-sees-gun-fight-between-psychiatrist-and-patient <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Pa.+Hospital+Sees+Gun+Fight+Between+Psychiatrist+And+Patient&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 36164 at http://blog.wlrn.org In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line http://blog.wlrn.org/post/complex-web-tunnels-israel-draws-its-red-line <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+A+Complex+Web+Of+Tunnels%2C+Israel+Draws+Its+Red+Line&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 36165 at http://blog.wlrn.org If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought http://blog.wlrn.org/post/if-dogs-feel-jealousy-it-may-run-deeper-us-wed-thought <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=If+Dogs+Feel+Jealousy%2C+It+May+Run+Deeper+In+Us+Than+We%27d+Thought&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwODU1OTg0MDEzNjAxMDAzNTk2NTIwYw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 editor 36171 at http://blog.wlrn.org Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://blog.wlrn.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 36124 at http://blog.wlrn.org