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 young woman, played by Emma Stone, who is a supposedly adept medium.
Firth tells NPR's Robert Siegel how some of the more well-known myths about working will Allen checked out and why he's been appearing in fewer comedies.
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 â€” often stressfully â€” straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.
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.
But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called Yume Wo Karate that serves more than just ramen.
There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. But that's exactly what happens at Yume Wo Katare.
Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement benefits to employees, while Whole Foods and Facebook are ranked near the bottom.
Bloombergâ€™s Michael Regan joins Here & Nowâ€™s Meghna ChakrabartiÂ to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.
At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes â€” but itâ€™s not what youâ€™re expecting. Market Basketâ€™s 25,000 employeesÂ donâ€™t have a problem withÂ their own working conditions. Rather,Â they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.
For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful â€” despite deep divisions at the top â€” you just have to go online.Â From our own WBUR to Buzzfeed, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chainâ€™s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.
"Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on Project Runway. But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."