Arts http://tspr.org en In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen http://tspr.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 editor 57230 at http://tspr.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://tspr.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 57223 at http://tspr.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://tspr.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 57224 at http://tspr.org Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man' http://tspr.org/post/philip-seymour-hoffman-leaves-indelible-bond-most-wanted-man <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=Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+Leaves+Indelible+Bond+In+%27Most+Wanted+Man%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 David Edelstein 57208 at http://tspr.org 'Lucy': Hot Buttered Popcorn, With Plenty Of Nuts http://tspr.org/post/lucy-hot-buttered-popcorn-plenty-nuts What would you do if you could access 100 percent of your brain's potential processing power? Reverse climate change? Pick up new languages while you sleep? Pay your rent on time? Invent an iPhone capable of making and receiving telephone calls?<p>More important: Would you savor the salty, crunchy, hot-buttered freshness of writer-director-mogul Luc Besson's wiggedy-wack but truly, madly deeply watchable thriller <em>Lucy</em> — a Ritalin-spiked pixy stick of a movie that pinches almost as much from <em>Tree of Life</em> as it does from <em>The Matrix</em> — even more? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Chris Klimek 57203 at http://tspr.org 'Lucy': Hot Buttered Popcorn, With Plenty Of Nuts