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At Yume Wo Katare, eating ramen is treated as a path to personal fulfillment...
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...
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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...
Several new surveys show voter interest is low, anti-incumbent sentiment is high, and voters from both parties are questioning whether their elected leaders should return to Congress next year.In...
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Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris is in Gaza, and she speaks to Audie...
Woody Allen directs --€“ that's right, directs --€” Colin Firth and Emma...
In Magic in the Moonlight, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Stanley, Firth's character, takes on the case of a...
Traditional warning labels on medicine boxes tend to be long on confusing la...
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.Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine...
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who goes by Gurrumul, released his self-titled ...
The Australian musician and singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who goes by simply Gurrumul, is an international star. He has sung a duet with Sting, performed for Britain's Royal Family...
Despite sweeping changes in the ways that the news media operate in the digital age, one thing hasn't changed: the difficulties journalists face in covering the conflict between Israelis and...
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