In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen Allen doesn't rehearse, and he isn't a big talker. But Firth pooh-poohs claims that he doesn't direct. He says Allen was a "very involved and meticulous director" while making <em>Magic in the Moonlight.</em>
Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.
Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity Sayed Kashua is an Arab who writes novels in Hebrew and a sitcom in Arabic. A contradiction? Maybe. But his newest book is a good look at an often-overlooked segment of the Israeli population.
Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears Despite being born blind and speaking a language that few on Earth understand, Australian singer-songwriter Gurrumul has become, as <em>Rolling Stone</em> puts it, the most important voice of his nation.
As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?
In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line Both the government and the people of Israel have been determined to continue the country's ground invasion in Gaza, despite a growing wave of international criticism. Israelis have been shaken by claims that Hamas has a heavily fortified network of tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
For Islamic State, Victories In Iraq Mean Momentum In Syria The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State have begun a new round of fighting with the Syrian regime, surrounding a base outside its stronghold in Raqqa and launching offensives in Aleppo province and Kurdish regions. The death toll in Syria this week reportedly has reached 1,700, most of whom are combatants of one sort or another.
Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of <em>The Washington Post</em> and David Brooks of <em>The New York Times</em>, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.
Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.
If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought Dr. Christine Harris co-authored a study that examined whether dogs exhibit jealous behavior, hoping to see if jealousy is an emotion unique to humans. Audie Cornish asks Harris: Does it take complex cognitions to trigger the emotion?